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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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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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The Remington

Located in the Foggy Bottom neighbourhood of Washington, D.C., The Remington is adjacent to the campus of George Washington University and Foggy Bottom Metro station is just 5 minutes' walk away. Featuring a full kitchen, a washing machine and a tumble dryer, each fully furnished apartment at the...

Federal Flats - Georgetown

Located in Washington in the District of Columbia region, with Phillips Collection nearby, Federal Flats - Georgetown provides accommodation with free WiFi. All units comprise a seating area with a sofa and a fully equipped kitchen with various cooking facilities, including a dishwasher, an oven, a...

Global Luxury Suites near Union Station

Located in Washington D.C, Global Luxury Suites near Union Station offers a hot tub and fitness centre. The Capitol is 1.1 km away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and private parking is available on site. The accommodation features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. There is a...

Ray W. Suites

Offering free WiFi access, Ray W. Suites is a self-catering accommodation located in Washington. The property is 1.5 km from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Air conditioning and a flat-screen TV are provided in each unit. The full kitchen is equipped with a hob and oven. The private...

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DC After Dark

Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington, DC at night on this guided, 3-hour, small-group sightseeing tour. Hop on board a motor coach or open-air bus and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. Visit the famous memorials and monuments, with an...

National Mall Photo Safari by Circulator Bus

Washington, DC’s National Mall is one of the great treasures of the nation’s capital, rich in photo opportunities for any camera or smartphone enthusiast. Join Paris-trained architectural photographer E. David Luria on a 2-mile journey to many of the city's most popular attractions — like the...

National Mall Monuments and Memorials Architecture Tour

This small-group walking tour explores some of Washington, DC's most famous icons through an architectural and urban design lens.  Beginning at the Washington Monument Lodge, just to the east of the Washington Monument, the guide will lead the way through the design and urban history of the...

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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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