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Washington D.C. is home to some of the country's
most famous buildings, including the White House.
More than 20 million visitors visit each year.
People come to explore famous sights such as the
US Capitol, the White House, Lincoln Memorial,
the Smithsonian Institute and the Washington Monument.
Washington is well known for its culture, heritage,
theater, concerts, festivals, world-renowned shopping,
dining, nightlife, sports, monuments, memorials,
art galleries and museums.
Some popular destinations in Washington DC include...
Capitol Hill District
Nestled next to the U.S. Capitol grounds is the charming, 19th century neighborhood
of Capitol Hill. You can visit
the neighborhood's unique museums, the historic Eastern Market, and the restored
Union Station. In addition, the diversity of the area's historic homes offers
visitors a sumptuous architectural feast.
You'll also find
that Capitol Hill is not lacking in its own unique shopping and dining opportunities.
In addition to the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress,
this community boasts the Folger Shakespeare Library. You will find fine Victorian
row houses, diverse restaurant fare, and specialty boutiques.
Downtown Washington's historic streetscapes
showcase the city's newest arts, dining, sports, and entertainment scene along
with world-renown theaters, museums, and memorials.
Historic downtown, located between the White House
and the Capitol, was once the heart of political,
social, and commercial life in the nation's capital.
Stunning commercial buildings reinforce the historic
significance of Washington's downtown. On almost
every block you'll discover fine examples of diverse
architectural styles: Italianate, Romanesque Revival,
Gothic Revival, Beaux Arts, and Classical Revival,
with facades made from brick, stone, cast iron,
terra cotta, and cast stone.
Founded in 1751, historic Georgetown
is known for its boutiques, beautiful architecture,
cafes, restaurants and bars. George Washington
University is one of the most popular attractions
in Georgetown, Washington, DC. The 43-acre, downtown
location is referred to as the Foggy Bottom
One of Washington D.C.'s most desirable neighborhood,
is home to museums, historic homes and foreign
embassies, as well as, a variety of unique, ethnic
restaurants, bookstores, and private art galleries.
Dupont Circle is also known for great shopping,
dining and nightlife.