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Washington DC Capitol

Washington DC, USA

A centre of global power with the monumental buildings and wide avenues to match, this intoxicating mix is served up under almost permanently blue skies with an unexpected twist of Southern charm.

Washington DC Capitol

The National Mall, a two mile green strip stretching from the US Capitol to the iconic Lincoln Memorial, hosts many of the nation’s finest museums belonging to the Smithsonian Institution and free to enter. It is also home to some of America’s most important monuments and memorials, all awe-inspiring and moving in equal measure, include the World War II Memorial overlooking the famous Reflecting Pool. Plan ahead and book free tickets to go up the Washington Monument to experience the panoramic views.

The White House, closed to the public, is clearly visible from the Washington Monument although the famous view is from Lafayette Square. If you want a fix of Washington political scene, you can visit the Capitol – home to the House of Representatives and the Senate – with an impressive new visitor centre. The National Zoo is also of the Smithsonian’s extensive collection with residents including a pair of giant pandas. Charming Georgetown is a located along the Potomac River waterfront. It is the oldest part of Washington, once home to the Kennedys, and hosts numerous high-end shops, bars and restaurants.

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