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    Great park, in a nice area of Washington DC. Many people walk their dogs there and enjoy the beautiful nature . This is area of four seasons and best time in the year is in September and October when leaves are changing colors and view is breathtaking .

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  • Washington, D.C.
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    So much to see in dc! The smithsonian and the monuments! Definitely get there early if you want tickets to go up in the Washington monument and White House tours are booked weeks in advance. Metro is best or transportation and make sure to be on the steps of the Lincoln memorial for sunset!

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    Washing D.C. is a city that every American should put on their travel list. It is filled with so much history and is home to our government. It has some many things to see and do! It has tons of museums and colleges, which makes it popular with families and students alike.

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    The White House...it never gets old even if you see it more than once. Even if you can't go inside, it's worth it to take a picture outside this majestic house.

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    Washington, D.C. Was an amazing city! There was sooooo much to do and you couldn't spit without hitting a monument.

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    If debating politics amongst friends and classmates really gets you pumped up, your ideal spot is in Washington, D.C. Take a tour of the White House, go visit your Congressional representatives, and soak up all of the power-infused energy in this city -- all for free! You know what else is free? Museums. Most Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are completely gratis. Learn about history, space, art, and pandas, all without spending a dime. Want to do something fun at night? The nation’s capital has a thriving food and music scene, and you’ll gain some serious bragging rights if you run into someone important while you are out. (#Gogotip: We hear Obama is a huge burger fan, and has been known to frequent Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington.)

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    If you're traveling to DC, be sure to checkout the meals posted on Bookalokal.com (http://bookalokal.com). Bookalokal, the 'AirBnb' for dinner parties, is an awesome way to get a taste of the flavor and meet interesting people over an authentic meal. When I was recently in DC, I ate at Vanessa's apartment where she prepared traditional Brazilian food and drinks and it was an amazing night! Check out upcoming events in DC here: http://bookalokal.com/search/Washington%20DC

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    We love it especially spring time. Arrived at Peak Bloom and attended Cherry Blossom festival. Beautiful!

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  • Washington, D.C.Pro 2014
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    Great city to visit you need at least 4 weeks to visit at least see the highlights. Check with local DC visitor Center for updates on Disability Access along with Disability Parking. Visit the Museum during the day and monument at night. The reasoning for this is that the Museum closes by 5 pm whereas the monument closed at 10 pm. The National Park Service has created an App for the location around the national mall so download it to help locating the different sites. Please remember that backpacks and large items may keep you from entering some areas so keep it light.

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    I really like DC. It is a great place to go as a tourist and I would imagine also a great place to live. The weather is temperate and there is so much to see!

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    So many great places to eat, offering a wide selection of choices.
    Smithsonian collection will keep you busy for days and they are free!
    Traffic can be a problem so use the Metro.

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    My absolute favorite city thus far in the United States. So much history and culture within D.C. There are so many things to do in the city with all the museums, monuments, shops, restaurants, parks, etc. The city has a lot to offer day and night.

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    Washington D.C. is one of the few cities in the history of the world that was completely planned in its conception. Deliberately chosen halfway between the north and south, Washington City was laid out according to the vision of the founding fathers as an American Greece or Rome. Despite the beauty and grandeur of its modern monuments, the city was a malarial swamp in the middle of nowhere for much of the 19th century. Today it's one of America's most important tourist attractions and one of the world's political nerve centers. I visited three times before the age of 12 and I was always impressed by the monuments. Washington is most beautiful in spring, when the dogwood trees flower.

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  • Washington, D.C.

    Gogobot offers vacation rentals too--the link is kinda hidden in plain sight though. Look for it under the 'Explore Washington DC' heading on the right hand side of this page (ie next to Hotels/Attractions/Restaurants).

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    DC is a massively grand, impressive city with large-scale, Rome-like architecture situated on large blocks with wide sidewalks. The metro is easy to use and covers the city well making sightseeing and exploring quite easy. The Reagan Airport is next door and the city is an excellent pedestrian choice for visiting. The city has many dedicated green spaces, world class museums galore, lots of visible joggers, bike riders and plenty of low-key restaurants and bars to go along with the powerbroker hotels and upscale restaurants that seem everywhere. It is worth the research to get to know the different neighborhoods before deciding where to stay - each seem to have their own feel. Great place to go for a conference!

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  • Washington, D.C.

    There is a wonderful kind of energy in DC that is hard to find elsewhere. I love its stately architecture, free museums, young atmosphere, easy transportation, amazing selection of ethnic food, and yes, even the humid weather in the summer. No matter where you're staying in the district, the easy transportation system allows you to explore different pockets of the city at your leisure, and the state's dedication to America's history is a great way to learn more about the U.S.

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    The Nation's Capitol. It's a small, compact city and many landmarks are within walking distance of each other. While there are lots to see and do, DC is expensive and taking the transit into town is a must. Otherwise, you'll have to pay much more in parking, especially since the road system around DC is difficult and confusing.

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    The nation's capital, Washington D.C. offers a lot to travelers. The mall area is perfect place to start. One of the best places to go is Smithsonian museums in the mall. All are free, open for public. The collections are amazing. The Washington Monument, the White House, the Capital Building... world's most important places is right here.

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  • Washington, D.C.

    Living history; spend a long weekend touring the monuments and the Smithsonian museums, dine in some of the best restaurants on the East Coast. Affordable accommodations can be found in the city when Congress is not in session - there are also many charming bed & breakfasts within walking distance of city attractions. If you plan to visit in the spring during cherry blossom season, plan well in advance and be prepared for larger than usual crowds. It's still one of my favorite places to go for a long weekend getaway.

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    now who would have thought that Washington would blow us away....would capture us with al his lovely and historical sights.
    a great city, hope to be back...

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With its impressive monuments and museums, imposing government buildings, stately mansions, and world-class parks, Washington, D.C., is easily recognizable as the United States' capital. The numerous attractions and historic appeal bring millions of tourists each year, making it the second most visited city in the United States after New York, and ranking it among the top travel destinations in the world.

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