There’s a lot to see and do in Washington D.C. People may think that it’s all about monuments and museums and guys walking in neckties into the government offices, but the city is much more than this. Washington has been the capital since 1801 and its name was chosen in honour of the president George Washington. Located on the Potomac river, it’s the seat of the White House, the Capitol and the Supreme Court.
WHITE HOUSE – It’s the official residence of the President of the United States and it’s located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, one of the most famous addresses in the world. You can visit the public rooms in the East Wing, the Red Room, The Blue Room, The Green Room, the State Dining Room and a view of the Rose Garden.
The White House
CAPITOL – It’s the meeting place of the Congress and the legislative branch of the federal government. It’s situated on Capitol Hill and it was completed in 1800.
MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS – The Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the WWII Memorial, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Library of Congress.
WHAT TO DO
CHILL BY THE RIVER – Relax in historic Georgetown to have a glimpse of the Potomac River and wander around. There are many restaurants, bars and dessert shops. The oldest house in Washington is here and you can even peek inside!
FARMERS MARKETS – Local farmers sell all their produce and goods here and you can listen to live street musicians, pick up a coffee, or just wander around and explore all the stalls and try their free samples.
BARS AND SPEAKEASIES – The bars in Washington are awesome and unique! There are many themed bars which offer a special atmosphere and great drinks. Go to some speakeasies to try the prohibitionism experience!
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