Washington DC stands majestically along the Potomac River, on the border between Maryland and Virginia on the US’s East Coast. The city’s impressive political culture will delight House of Cards and West Wing devotees alike—and the White House is top of any self-respecting fan’s list. Book well in advance to take a guided tour and walk the same halls as your presidential heroes.

The world-famous Smithsonian Institution is a real DC highlight. Spend a day exploring its many fascinating museums completely free of charge, including the Natural History Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Zoo.

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People looking for things to do in Washington, DC, naturally gravitate toward the White House, the Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian. You'll find, however, that Washington offers a whole world of excitement and entertaining activities that, while not as famous, are just as iconic. For example, the National Gallery of Art, which covers 2 buildings, is full of American and European art in a...

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Information about Washington DC can be found at Destination DC or the White House Visitor Center, where you'll get expert advice and information on everything happening in the nation's capital. As you explore the city you'll find the public transport very easy to use from buses to the metro and even private car services.Washington DC is also one of the most accessible cities in the world for people with disabilities...

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