Washington DC Travel Tips
To some, Washington DC means white marble, verdant lawns, and the colorful, ritualistic pageantry of American politics: the Capitol dome; limousine processions on Inauguration Day; the mournful, somber, stately changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery.
If civic politics is the American religion, then Washington DC is the nation's holy city - a patriotic combination of history and histrionics: BYO wiretap.
Washington DC has its fair share of things to do, but for the history buff and monument fanatic, DC is a playground of elephantine proportions. From the White House and Capitol Hill, to the ...
From the marble colonnades of the memorials to the yellowed parchment of the Constitution, everyone who visits Washington is surrounded by the legacy of the Founding Fathers. But what about those ...
The National Mall is the open green space between the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument . Four rows of elm trees line either side that are in front of the Smithsonian Museums , East and ...
The Battle of Gettysburg, the architecture of Thomas Jefferson, General Washington’s mausoleum; it would be a shame to visit DC and miss out on all the surrounding area has to offer. Consider ...
To some, Washington DC means white marble, verdant lawns, and the colorful, ritualistic pageantry of American politics: the Capitol dome; limousine processions on Inauguration Day; the mournful, ...
The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington is famous world-wide. It all started with a letter from First Lady Helen Taft to the Mayor of Tokyo in 1912. She wrote to him complimenting the beautiful ...
Written by AlyseInWonderland, USA, June 2011
Our nation’s capital has no shortage of renowned museums at which visitors can experience history, science, and impeccably curated art exhibitions. However, if you’re the type of person who prefers ...
Written by Hudson, USA, October 2012
While it might be easy enough to focus your time spent in DC
just visiting one of the areas many museums or places of historic or
national interest, it’s equally easy to overlook that DC boasts ...
Written by Viator, March 2013
In 1912, the United States was given 3,020 cherry trees as a gift of friendship, which were planted around Washington DC. Today, locals and visitors can enjoy taking in the beautiful bright pink of ...
Written by Hudson, USA, January 2013
One of the dark aspects of government activity, especially in time of war, has been the mysterious (and thus romantic) existence of spies. Shrouded with stories of 007 and secret weapons, fast ...
Written by Jessica F, March 2013
Those visiting Washington D.C. who are interested in the arts — particularly Shakespeare — may want to spend a few hours exploring the Folger Shakespeare Library.This independent research library is ...
Written by Jessica F, February 2013
When traveling to Washington DC ,
one budget-friendly way to explore the city is through a Hop On, Hop
Off Tour. These types of tours allow you to see all of Washington DC’s
major sites, which ...
Written by Washington DC Expert:Vera, USA, September 2011
Yes, things do seem to be winding down in Washington
for the season (How can you tell? Because I’ve gotten a chance to write
again!), but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. I actually think ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, October 2011
He sported one of the most recognizable beards in American history, but there’s more to Abraham Lincoln than the famous “Four score and seven years ago.” Not only was he the tallest President (6’4”), ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, August 2011
The only public museum in the world devoted solely to espionage, the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. opened in July of 2002. Its mission is to provide the public with an objective ...
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