Washington, DC, offers travelers a variety of attractions and activities to partake in. Whether you are traveling alone, as a couple or as a family, there is something to see and do for everyone.
As the Capital of the United States, visitors have the opportunity to see history up close at the National Archives. They can also see history in the making by visiting the White House or Congress.
One of the national treasures is the Smithsonian Institute Museums, Gardens and Zoo. Located all over the Washington, DC, area, these are free to guests to enjoy, learn and explore. The exhibits cover many topics of interests to visitors including Natural History, American History and the most popular Air and Space. Guests at the National Zoo can see pandas on loan from China, one of only four exhibits of pandas in the United States.
In addition to the countless museums and exhibits, there are a number of events held annually in Washington, DC. Some of the major events include the Cherry Blossom Festival, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Capitol 4th Independence Day Celebration, and the National Christmas Tree Lighting/National Menorah Lighting to name a few. The National Mall is a good place to start your exploration as there is almost always something going on.
Most of Washington, DC, is connected by the Metro system, an underground subway. It is easy to navigate with each line being a particular color. The majority of the city is safe, but visitors are reminded it is a city and should take care to protect their valuables.
Although originally from New Jersey, I have spent the last several years living in Washington, DC. My husband and I suffer from wunderlust and are well on our way to visiting all 50 states and discovering the most wonderful off the beaten path places that make America so unique.
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