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Top Things to Do in Washington DC

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Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Soaring in stratosphere of Washington city is Washington Monument, erected as a tribute to first president and one of America's founding father George Washington. Taking a form of an obelisk, the monument is made of marble, bluestone gneiss, and granite. Standing in 554 feet and 7 11⁄32 inches, Washington Monument was the tallest structure from 1884 to 1889. Until now, many people from all parts of US and the world come to Washington Monument to pay homage and learn more about the charismatic leader.

Travelling to Washington DC, United States
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As a capital city of United States, Washington DC have been famously known for the Capitol and White House. The truth is Washington hold more interesting attractions than you think! While Capitol and White House are indeed prominent attractions in DC, Washington also boast few of the best museums, culinary spots with local and modern delicacies, and various bars and entertainment hubs for you to enjoy the rest of the night.
While there are plethora of things to try in Washington, it might gets overwhelming especially if you only have limited time. We have your back! Below are 6 attractions you shouldn't miss during your short vacation in Washington city.

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Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

Most attractions in Washington City is free of admission fees, except Scream City Haunted House. Even so, be aware that access to several governmental buildings (such as the Capitol and White House) require preadvanced appointment with the Senates.

How To Get Around?

The best way to go around Washington attractions is on foot. The city is known for its wide sidewalks, historical monuments, beautiful gardens and museums are mostly reachable within walking range. Cycling can also be a great alternative since currently the famed Capital Bikeshare have more than 350 stations all over US, that is including in DC. For transit, hop into Metrotail and Metrobus. You can also take taxis or rent a car.

What Should I Wear?

Washington DC is not a country with strict dressing up rules, so anything pretty much goes. A button-up shirt paired with skinny jeans is not only peppy but also versatile. You can customize it however you like depending on the season. Pair with a stylish V-neck sweater in winter or unbutton the upper button in Summer. At night wear a comfortable sweatshirt while you're exploring the Mall. Whatever you're wearing, always remember to wear a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Your feet will definitely thank you later.

Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

We highly recommend you to visit Washington City in Spring. Cherry blossom trees grown in the area will be in full bloom and you can enjoy spectacular view of cherry blossoms with your family. The weather is also mild and perfect for exploring. You'll also get a chance to join Cherry Blossom Festival and other festivals held in the area. It might be crowded. though you'll get a perfect spot if you come early in the morning. or after the dark if you're after some perfect photos. Fall is an ideal time for you who'd rather not dealing with huge crowds.

Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Will I Need a Guide?

No, though it's not bad to hire one either. Take a tour and let yourself guided by an experienced local guide, they will tell you complete informations and story about the place you're visiting.

How To Get There?

Whether you're an overseas tourist or an American resident dying to visit Washington DC, there are plenty ways to reach the capital city. There are three major airports operating in Washington DC that offer daily flights. You can also go by Metro train that departs from Penn Station in New York to Union Station in DC for a much more convenient way. There are also public buses or even, you can go to DC by your own car.

Additional Info

Always, always plan ahead before you're heading to Washington DC. It's not only to save you from disappointment in case the attraction is closed, some attractions (for example if you want to take a tour inside the White House or Capitol Building) require a prearrange appointment.