Beyond Washington D.C.’s most familiar sites such as the Capitol Building, Jefferson Memorial and the White House, the capital city unwinds into a lively urban centre. Casual cafes and upscale bistros line the trendy streets of Georgetown, while the downtown district sizzles with a host of new restaurants.
If shopping is on your mind, then Washington is the place to go. The city abounds with upscale boutiques, antique shops and outdoor markets, while bargain-filled outlet malls can be easily reached from downtown.
Top itineraries in Washington D.C.
Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.
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The capital and political centre of the USA, Washington DC, has risen from what was nothing more than swampland to become one of the most impressive monuments to western democracy.
Top places to stay in Washington D.C.
Hosting guests since 1955, this is one of the capital’s best small boutique hotels thanks to impeccable service and luxury rooms. There are also tributes to Thomas Jefferson spread throughout with everything from original signed documents to a book room filled with leather-bound tomes.
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