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Washington D.C.

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About Washington D.C.

Washington is the capital city of the United States. The embassies of countries from around the world are housed here, as well as many American government bureaus, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Important political institutions such as the White House, Capitol Building and Washington Monument are located here. There are also historical and cultural landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial, which make the city full to the brim with a refined cultural atmosphere. Outside the capital, the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery are located across the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia. Washington has an abundance of famous museums like the Smithsonian. After visiting some museums, you can go to restaurants where American presidents have eaten to get a taste of real American cuisine.

Popular Attractions in Washington D.C.

The White House
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Historical Architecture
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. The building was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban in a neoclassical style. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. and has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams in 1800. Burnt by the British during the war of 1812, the White House has been remodeled and expanded several times over the years. While it is possible to tour parts of the White House interior, arrangements are difficult and must be made months in advance. As the symbol of US presidential power, the White House is an enormously important landmark.
National Air and Space Museum
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The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.
Washington Monument
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Monument
The Washington Monument is a massive obelisk on the National Mall built to commemorate the life of George Washington, the first president of the United States. It is recognized as the world’s tallest stone structure, and is the tallest structure in Washington D.C. The monument is an iconic image of America, let alone D.C., and one would have to really try to miss it on a visit. Relatively unknown is that the monument has an enclosed observation deck at its top that is open for visits at no cost. Book a time slot and make sure to be ready when the elevator opens.
United States Capitol
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Historical Architecture
The United States Capitol is the home of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the US federal government. It is located on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The original building was completed in 1800 and subsequently expanded. Chambers for the bicameral legislature are located in each of the building's wing, the House of Representatives occupies the south wing and the Senate occupies the north wing. Like the principal buildings of the executive and judicial branches, the Capitol is built in a distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior. Tours of the interior are possible; however, these are best arranged by contacting individual members of Congress who consider tours part of their constituent services.

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Washington DC Day Tour from New York City
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I recommended Tidal Basin, Potomac River, Washington Harbour.
Here are the best places to visit in Washington D.C., including: Capitol Hill, United States Capitol, The White House, The Pentagon, United States Botanic Garden.
1. At DC, take the Metro Green Line to Greenbelt and get off at Greenbelt. 2. When you get off the bus, you will see the sign saying "Bus to BWI". The sign goes to the bus stop D station and other B30 buses to BWI direction. 3. Take the B30 bus heading to BWI and get off at BWI and get to the airport.
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