What to see in Washington, District Of Columbia
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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!
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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 »
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