Washington DC Flights Guide
This historic city is the capital of the United States and home to over 630,000 residents, including the President of the US and his family. Commonly referred to as simply “Washington” or “DC”, the city features dozens of museums, art galleries, four- and five-star restaurants, shops and boutiques, landmarks and more. Take a tour of this iconic and historic city and uncover the many secrets that natives try to keep secret (check out the National Building Museum or the Phillips Collection near Dupont Circle).
Washington’s awesome attractions include many museums, such as the National Gallery of Art (an art museum with works by famous artists from around the world), the extremely popular and always recognizable Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, the Newseum (this history museums features seven levels with interactive exhibitions), and the beautiful Hillwood Museum & Gardens (another of Washington’s hidden gems). Other attractions in the city include the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution Building, the iconic National Portrait Gallery, the Gothic-style Washington National Cathedral, and the historic Ford’s Theater (also the site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln).
Shopping and dining are both huge draws for visitors to the capital and there are hundreds of restaurants, cafes, bars, plus shopping malls, antique stores and quaint shops to choose from. Start your day with breakfast at Sidamo Coffee & Tea, or have a nice brunch at The Lafayette in downtown DC or nosh on the Burlesque Brunch at SAX restaurant. For a romantic dinner, make a reservation at Marcel’s that has a unique menu featuring Belgian, French, and American dishes, or you can have dinner and drinks at the Black Duck Tavern.
Here are a few of the city’s best shopping venues: Gallery Place is in downtown D.C. and offers retail stores, restaurants, condos and more; DCUSA is a sprawling, three-level mall in Columbia Heights; and Georgetown Park is one of the most upscale and exclusive shopping venues in the D.C.
Getting around the D.C. area is fairly easy; the city offers modes of transportation like Amtrak, rail lines, the Washington Metro, plus lots of taxis. There are three airports that serve D.C.: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
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