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Washington D.C. trip planner is an online agenda for your trip to the powerful and symbolic city. The itineraries in this page offer a wide range of the top attractions, things to do, restaurants, events and tours in the capital of United States. The plans in the page are flexible so you can change them and adjust to your tastes and preferences.

Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States of America. The US President, Congress and the Supreme Court are here. The political center of the States is famed for its collection of free and public museums, national monuments and memorials.

Start your Washington trip from the prominent National Mall. For any tourist in D.C. it is a must visit. It's a national park in central Washington D.C. combining most national monuments & cultural attractions of the city. With all of its monument and museums it hosts around 24 million people annually. Here are several things you shouldn't miss in the park:

Discover the national art at one of the largest museums all over North America, National Gallery of Art. The highlight of the collection is Leonardo da Vinci's painting that is the only one in the Americas.

Pay a visit to the Iconic Lincoln Memorial that honors Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of United States. It stands on western part of National Mall in Washington D.C.

Honor the genocide victims at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated to preventing the crime of genocide, promoting human dignity and democratic values.

Appreciate also the panoramic views of the city from the heights of Washington Monument, the tallest stone structure in the world. It honors first President of US George Washington.

Best time of the year to plan your trip to Washington D.C. is from September to November and March to May. The temperature then is mild and it's easier to discover the city without the tourist crowds of summertime. Additionally, with the blossomed trees or falling leaves the monuments of the city appear way more attractive!

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Top Washington DC things to do

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Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial is a national monument honoring Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. The memorial stands on the western part of National Mall in Washington D.C. since 1922. It is a top tourist attraction in Washington D.C. and an iconic center for political gatherings and election races.

National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) holds world's largest collection of historic aircraft and space artifacts. The museum operates two buildings, one is Washington D.C. near Capitol, that together form the most visited museum in USA and 2nd most visited in the world. The museum was established in 1946. It also houses Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is a prominent natural history museum. It studies and represents the natural world through research, exhibitions and educative activities. It is world's most visited natural history museum. The museum operates since 1910.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors US servicemen of who fought in Vietnam War in 1975. The memorial currently consists of three separate areas: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Three Servicemen Memorial and Vietnam Women's Memorial.

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Washington Plaza Hotel

Located 1 km from the White House, this Washington, D.C. hotel features a restaurant and lounge, a seasonal outdoor pool and a gym. Rooms at The Washington Plaza Hotel come with flat-screen TVs and floor-mounted safes. The rooms are decorated with mahogany furniture and red accents. Each room also...

HI - Washington, DC Hostel

This Washington, DC hostel offers Wi-Fi access along with dormitory style rooms equipped with a locker, lamp, and shared bathroom. The Metro Center Metro Station is a 5 minutes’ walk away. Guests staying at the Hostelling International Washington, DC have access to a common room, game room, laundry...

Days Inn Washington DC – Connecticut Avenue

This Washington, D.C. hotel features a restaurant and rooms with free WiFi. It is adjacent to the University of the District of Columbia and 1 km from a DC Metro station. Each room at Days Inn Washington DC - Connecticut Avenue offers a 37-inch flat-screen TV, a work desk and safe. The contemporary...

State Plaza Hotel

Located in Washington, D.C, the State Plaza Hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi to all guests. The hotel is 500 metres from the George Washington University and 800 metres from the World Bank. Each room at The State Plaza Hotel features a kitchenette, dressing area, study table, safe and a flat-screen...

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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

You haven't seen Washington DC until you've seen it at night! On this narrated evening tour, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Washington DC, and see first-hand how Washington turns into a different city when the sun goes down!

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley, Guided Tour of Arlington National Cemetery

Discover Washington DC at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of Washington DC at your own pace. This includes a shuttle ride to and a tour of the Arlington National Cemetery. Upgrade to the 2-day pass!

Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

As the authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, the Big Bus tour is the official sightseeing tour of the National Mall. Explore the most popular sites in Washington, DC with over 40 stops on this scenic hop-on hop-off bus tour, which includes admission to the world-famous Madame...

Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial

Experience Washington DC’s most sought-after attractions like a true VIP insider. Beat the long lines and enjoy reserved entry to the US Capitol Building for a tour of the home of Congress. Plus, gain priority entry into the National Archives Building for an exclusive look at the original Bill of...

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Old Ebbitt Grill

Oldest dining saloon in DC. Across from White House. American Fare. Largest selection of oysters in DC. Open daily-breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night.

Founding Farmers

Founding Farmers is owned by the more than 40,000 family farmers of the NDFU, serving American inspired real food and drink.


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