Washington, D.C. Travel Guide
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- 98%History Buffs
- 81%Local Culture
- 70%Adventure Travelers
- 69%Family Travelers
- 66%Budget Travelers
- 64%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 63%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (498)
- Washington, D.C.Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Feb 20, 2014
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.
- Washington, D.C.Member ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 01, 2014
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!
- Washington, D.C.Member ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 2Jan 17, 2014
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.
- Washington, D.C.Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Dec 26, 2013
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.
- Washington, D.C.Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 30, 2013
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.
- Washington, D.C.Nov 13, 2013
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).
- Washington, D.C.Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 02, 2013
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!
- Washington, D.C.Oct 21, 2013
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.
- Washington, D.C.Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 21, 2013
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.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Washington, D.C.Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 16, 2013
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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