Discovering the true essence of Washington starts with knowing a few basic facts. Ready to learn just where this alluring destination is and what exciting things you can do there?
Washington, the national capital of United States of America, is 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the southwest from the notable city, Baltimore.
Visitors to this part of District of Columbia will be rubbing shoulders with roughly 650,000 people.
Washington is an exciting city with plenty of places to see and things to do. And to enjoy them all you'll need a comfortable base to rest your head. You'll find 486 properties to take your pick of in this buzzing national capital.
The Heaven on Washington - Heart of the City (G & 6th Street, NW) or the Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C. (2800 Pennsylvania Ave Nw) are perfect for those adventurers searching for exemplary service and soft, high thread-count sheets. If you're the type of traveler who prefers to spend all their time out and about, a swanky suite may not be your style. Some superb budget options are the Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase (5520 Wisconsin Avenue) and the Windsor Park Hotel (2116 Kalorama Rd NW).
If you've read some good things about White House and are keen to get a feel for it, you might like to stay nearby. The Trump International Hotel Washington DC and The Jefferson, Washington, DC are both just a stroll away, so take a look at all they've got to offer and secure one right now.
With so many unmissable attractions in Washington, you might have to tell the boss you'll need another week off. Start off with White House and the Washington Monument. You'd also be nuts not to take a look at Arlington National Cemetery and the Lincoln Memorial.
Experience the true essence of this lively metropolis by checking out places like the Georgetown University and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. If you have more time up your sleeve, the Iwo Jima Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are worth a look too.
Memorial sites remember lives lost and disasters past. Stand in front of Jefferson Memorial and take a moment or two for some quiet reflection. Like some more ideas? The intimacy and mastery of live theater is difficult to ignore. Buy your tickets for a production at Ford's Theater and experience the magic for yourself! But that's not all there is. Oh to be a fly on these walls! Just picture the transitions of power and frank conversations that have happened at United States Capitol. Catch a tour and get a better look at this seat of government.
Arriving at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)? Once you've disembarked, the center of Washington is about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from here. Call a cab and enjoy the drive — your getaway has only just begun!
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