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The essential guide to Washington, DC
With its marbled monuments and high-profile politicos, Washington,
DC. has long been saddled with a reputation as a stuffy governmentdriven town. A “city of southern efficiency and northern charm,” as John
F. Kennedy once described it, Washington is often seen by outsiders as
slow and inefficient. But these days, our nation’s capital is awash with
a new energy, transforming itself into an exciting, faster-paced East
Coast vacation destination. Although the government is still the sun
around which this city orbits, the District also offers a host of renowned
museums and interesting neighborhoods. With a recent explosion of
restaurants, cafes, boutiques and clubs, DC. is transitioning into a
thriving cultural hub. As the DC. Tourism Board is emphasizing through
its DC. Cool campaign, this isn’t the Washington you remember from
your middle school field trip – it’s much hipper than that.
You can choose a traditional DC. adventure, filled with tours of classic
attractions like the White House and the Washington Monument, the
U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Also, there’s no better way to experience iconic DC. than with a stroll
around the Tidal Basin. (Plan to visit in late March or early April – just in
time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival – and you’ll be rewarded
with a canopy of beautiful pink blooms.) But if you’ve already seen the
national landmarks, get a feel for the city’s more youthful ambiance,
highlighted by its urban neighborhoods, marquee art galleries and vibrant
farmers markets. While you’ll only need a few days to see the city as you
know it from your history book, it could take months to experience the
Washington that today’s locals know and love.
events in washington, dc
Want to know what’s on in Washington DC?
You will be glad to learn that capital is home
to an exciting and growing events and
You can find amazing events taking place all
year long in Washington, DC. Explore
everything that’s going on, from annual
festivals and holiday celebrations to new
museum exhibits, concerts and so much
This vibrant city is home to great food, art, cultural attractions
Visit www.washington.org to explore the
range of events and variety of festivals on
across Washington, DC. this year.
and so much more... making Washington, DC one of the
most visited cities in the USA!
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