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Washington Sights and Landmarks Guide, District Of Columbia

A trip to some of the most exotic places and tourist destinations can get you out from the monotony of life. If you want to get relief from your day to day work then you should prefer going somewhere close to nature or to places where you can get a new experience of life. Though there are many such exotic locations across the globe, yet you will be delighted to learn that Washington DC, which is the capital city of US, is  full of memorable sights where you can plan to make your holidays. Washington DC offers all the satisfaction that a modern tourist dreams of. Whether you wish to visit museums or civil war memorials, or you like to visit those hot spot shopping centers, you can do it without much hassle.

However, before you start packing up for Washington DC, it will be beneficial for you to learn about the travel sights and the precautions that you should take. Following are some of the hottest tourist destinations in Washington DC which are a must visit place.

Museums and Galleries in Washington DC

There are numbers of museum and Art gallery in Washington than you can count. Some of the famous names are African American Civil War Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Smithsonian and Arlington National Cemetery. Most of these museums and galleries are free to visit and their exhibits are constantly changing. At African American Civil War Memorial, one could see some amazing sculptures surrounded by Wall of Honor on three sides. Here, you would be able to see the names of 209,145 black troops as well as 7000 white soldiers who bravely fought in Union Army.

Shopping centers in Washington DC

Other than visiting museums and memorials, Washington also offers many large shopping malls and hotels for its visitors. Potomac Mills Outlet Mall, Tyson’s Corner Center, Springfield Mall, Landmark Mall and Ballston Common are some of the largest and best shopping centers in the state. Tyson’s Corner Center is a premier shopping and dining destination.

Whether you have been to Washington many times or you are taking the first trip, it will be right for you if you look for helpful information that will make your trip enjoyable and lot easier. You should get the knowledge of the busy metro system and the nearest airport to your hotel. Always make sure that the places you wish to visit are near to your hotel.

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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...
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