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Washington bring classic Haunted House attraction to the whole level with its newest Scream City Haunted House. Coming in October at RFK Stadium, the famous haunted house attraction Scream City will come to Washington and spook you the heck out. Scream City will taunt you with various scare elements. You'll see Victorian dolls with creepy hollow eyes, dark space, blood, and clowns waiting in the dark ready to pounce you. The fear effect will be intense children age under 13 years old are prohibited and people who wants to try the attraction must sign waiver papers. Do you have what it takes to make it out alive?
National Mall is one of the most important landmark in America, and we'll tell you why. The national park is a place where most influential figures express their vision and aspirations. It also connect many iconic attractions in Washington, including Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Air and Space Museum. Just enjoying the scenic view by wandering along the pedestrian-friendly boulevard can be a great way to spend your afternoon.
Established in 1820, United States Botanical Garden is one of the oldest and also the most visited botanical garden in North America. The botanical garden is a house for numerous native plants of America including ancient the Crittenden Oak, a sycamore tree named the Vale of Cashmere, Chinese oak tree, all of them are related one way or another with the history of United States.
Have a blast and inspired with hundreds collection of flight-related artifacts in Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The museum also houses a planetarium where you can be a stargazer and admire the space beyond our blue sky. Attend to various interactive but also educative activities to boost your fun time in the museum. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum have inspired many teenagers and young adults to fly their own plane or aiming to be a part of space expedition team. Who knows, you might be the next!
Smithsonian National Zoology Park is a sanctuary for more than 2,000 animals from 200 species. Almost 25 percent of them are endangered species, and unlike typical zoos, they are attended by experienced veterinarians and zoologists. Most of the animals are here are kept for conservation purpose. Consists of 18 different areas to explore, you'll get to meet the adorable Chinese giant pandas, flamingos, giraffes, lions and more. There are more attractions waiting for you in Smithsonian National Zoology Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.