What to see in Washington, District Of Columbia
Reviews > North America > United States > Washington > What to see in Washington
Washington D.C. is best known as the Nation’s capital. The city itself is like a gigantic museum with world re-knowned landmarks including the White House, U.S Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art.
This majestic city can be yours to view almost for free, as many of the monuments and parks are accessible at no cost. Visitors each year make an attempt to visit the city when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom this adds a softer side to the city, which has always been better know for it’s politics.
Washington D.C. is not as swank or trendy as New York or San Francisco, it draws it's visitors who are interested in the history of this nation. There's a monument or memorial on almost every street corner, go ahead and explore this city and enjoy your visit to the nation's capital!
Things about Washington you may be interested in
Read about Washington in our travel-guide
What to visit in WashingtonCity of the cherry blossom
Recommended Washington Guide
The known history of Washington, DC, United States begins in the late 16th century when Europeans began to explore the Potomac River. George Calvert, aka Lord Baltimore, was the first man to actually try and settle the land that Washington, DC now sits on. He received permission from King Charles I of England to settle a Catholic colony in the New World since Catholics were not permitted to settle on English lands in the Americas at that time. George Calvert died in 1632, but his son Leonard was successful in colonizing Maryland. At first, they were only able to colonize the coast since efforts to settle further up the Potomac failed... Read more »
Recent reviews for Washington
City of the cherry blossom - Mar 7, 2008, by lindamura
Population: 571,822 Major Airports: Washington D.C. National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). When to Go: Spring is the best time to visit this city as the cherry blossoms... Read more »
What to visit in Washington - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
Washington D.C. is best known as the Nation's capital. The city itself is like a gigantic museum with world re-knowned landmarks including the White House, U.S Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian Institution and... Read more »
More reviews you might be interested in
Neusiedl Am See reviews - Austria
This Neusiedler See lake is both on the territory of Hungary (here it is called Fertő tó) and Austria. We visited it on the Austrian part....
A visit at Neusiedlersee/Ferto lake
Toronto reviews - Ontario
Alaska - Denali National Park The summer months are pleasant, as July to August gets the most visitors. May and September usually offer a more...
Weather forecast for North America
Dusseldorf reviews - Germany
Wo liegt Düsseldorf? Düsseldorf ist die Hauptstadt von dem Bundesland Nordrhein-Westfalen in Deutschland. Ca. 600 Tausend Einwohner hat...
Was zu wissen über Düsseldorf
The Hague reviews - Netherlands
The Hague, is the political capital of the Netherlands and because of it's status, the city is highly developed in every aspect. It is affluent...
The Hague, the netherlands
Bicaz reviews - Romania
After leaving the St. Anna lake we continued our journey. Our plan was to find a place to sleep in the village where the Red Lake (Killer Lake) is...
Amazing canyon in Romania
Pietroasa reviews - Romania
Padis is the region located 20 km east wards from the former miner city of Pietroasa. It is a great spot for all kinds of visitors. There are nice...
Family trip to Padis
Barstow reviews - California
We got up and were all fresh again after a good night rest at the hotel. We didn't even bother grabbing breakfast and were planning to eat some...
Shopping in Barstow
Portland reviews - Oregon
Perhaps it is the climatic condition, or perhaps it is only a better day to be a bit off. A few of it have to act undoubtedly with the truth that I...
Bergun reviews - Switzerland
Wo liegt Bergün? Bergün, auch Bravuogn genannt, ist ein kleines Dorf in der Schweiz. Es hat nur 505 Einwohner. Haupsächlig wird dort...
Was zu wissen über Bergün
Steamboat Springs reviews - Colorado
Mostly known as Ski Town, U.S.A., Steamboat is a unique little town set 7,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies, but it is one of North...
Steamboat, town in the Colorado Rockies