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Washington DC Travel Guide - Your head may spin after setting foot within the high-charged political, historical, cultural and artistic city of Washington, DC, where anything happens and usually does. From well-known moments in time to the wheeling and dealing of political figureheads, the city is bursting with a wide selection of intriguing activities and attractions to sort out. Washington, DC offers the Smithsonian museums and attractions, as well as the Pentagon to gaze upon. The monuments on the Mall, as well as the impressive architecture are a wonder not to be dismissed.

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Who can resist all of the Washington, DC monuments and museums scattered about the city? There is so much to do, you don’t know if you should head for the White House or indulge in a bit of shopping while you’re in the midst of the Pentagon Mall. Mansions line sections of the town, which offers a satisfying display of interesting architecture. Millions of tourists flock to this city throughout the year. It is one of the most visited destinations in the United States.

A rich culture is not only explored throughout the many Washington, DC museums in the city, but also within the different ethnic neighborhoods. For example, Anacostia offers a historic African-American community to visit, whereas Chinatown provides your fill of exquisite, authentic, Asian cuisine.

Take a tour of Capitol Hill and check out some of the government buildings where movers and shakers shape the laws we all abide by. This neighborhood is home to the U.S. Supreme Court, Library of Congress, as well as Union Station. The oldest farmers’ market in Washington, DC is also located in this section of town, as is the Folger Shakespeare Library, where a host of performing arts options is located. When you are in the mood to take a break from intense Washington, DC sightseeing, you might want to settle down to an entertaining theater, chamber music, or opera performance.

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Washington Interesting Facts

  • The name “Columbia” is a reference to Christopher Columbus, an early explorer of the Americas.
  • In the 19th century, Washington DC was called the Federal City.
  • The population in 2007 was estimated at over 580,000
  • The daytime population of D.C. tops one million.
  • The Washington Metro Area is the eighth-largest city in the United States.
  • D.C. was founded on July 16th, 1790.
  • The site of the Federal District on the Potomac River was chosen by President Washington.
  • The Washington Monument opened in 1888.
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