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Washington, DC

Washington, DC

America's political heartland

Introduction

The US capital teems with historic monuments and some of the country's most famous buildings, not least the White House, a grand architectural icon right at the heart of world politics.

If museums are your thing, you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere better with the National Air & Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of African American History & Culture and the Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture all within a stone's throw of each other. And all offering free entry, too. Then, the likes of the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial provide stark and poignant reminders of conflict and revolution, both at home and overseas.

Beyond Washington, DC’s most familiar sites such as the Capitol Building, Jefferson Memorial and the White House as well, 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 exciting restaurants.

If shopping's on your mind, you won't be disappointed either. The city abounds with upscale boutiques, antique shops and outdoor markets, while bargain-filled outlet malls can be easily reached from downtown.

 

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Top itineraries in Washington, DC

New York State

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,985 pp incl. flights

Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbour-side setting, history-rich Philadelphia and the world-leading museums of Washington, DC.

Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C

Washington, DC & Capital Region Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,115 pp incl. flights

Starting among the monuments of America's political heartland, this road trip will see you out to the nearby states of Maryland and Virginia, home to beautiful coastlines, endless forests and picturesque national parks.

Top places to stay in Washington, DC

The Jefferson

The Jefferson, Washington, DC

Designer hotel

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.

The Hotel Monaco

Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Washington, DC

Contemporary hotel

Stay in a National Historic Landmark building at Hotel Monaco, among the history of the American capital.

Washington, DC articles

Virginia Beach

Top 10 things to do in the Capital Region

From the memorable monuments of Washington, DC to the beautiful beaches and majestic mountains of Maryland and Virginia, we pick out the ten best experiences in the USA's Capital Region.

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