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  • Chocolate Tour Of Washington DC
    D.C. is a destination for decadent dessert boutiques and chocolatiers, and you can put that statement to the (taste) test with today's deal from Great Food Tours. The Chocolate City Tour is the most sought after tour in Washington, D.C. Our [...]
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  • 9:30 Club in Washington
    For a lively, fun night out 9:30 Club is the place to be. They provide great music with in a variety of styles. The main advantage of the club is that it is quite close to the metro so you can stay and dance all night long and however [...]
    D: 1.1mi00
  • Frederick Douglass Home
    Visiting (at least once) the home of the famous abolitionist, Frederick Douglas when you go to DC is compulsory! It is a beautiful still well-kept home with a rich history. Though you have to make a reservation in advance to enter the [...]
    D: 3.4mi00
  • Sushi Taro in Washington
    Sushi is such a Japanese food that you should try out even if you're not particularly interested in Japan or its culture. And for that I recommend in Washington the Sushi Taro restaurant. Their food is great, delicious, they have an [...]
    D: 0.9mi00
  • Union Station
    I've seen the train station before its restoration and well, it looked shabby and time-worn with chunks falling down from its gables. Now, however the whole building looks amazing. There are shops and restaurants everywhere, it looks a [...]
    D: 1mi00
  • National Arboretum in Washington
    To be honest I went to visit the National Arboretum because of its bonzai collection, because I heard they are amazing and so beautiful. I wouldn't have thought that the tree groves and its gardens were so spectacular. And all this for free [...]
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  • Lauriol Plaza in Washington
    I wasn't very impressed with this place at all. I tried out the food, because it smelled good and okay, it was pretty tasty. One plus was that their Killer Daiquiri was delicious. But I don't know what is so special about the Plaza. It [...]
    D: 1.3mi00
  • Lincoln Memorial in Washington
    The huge 19-foot tall white marble statue of Abraham Lincoln is a must-see sight in Washington. Whether you are a visitor or a local this place is perfect for meditation, relaxation or recap on history. It symbolizes freedom and the unity [...]
    D: 1.7mi00
  • Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
    Wilderness and peacefulness combine in the Kenilworth Park on the Anacostia River and this mixture of different feelings made this park/garden my favorite place in DC. What makes this district more interesting is that less than a half [...]
    D: 4.5mi00
  • International Spy Museum
    Spying is for professionals and is a secret job, so when you're shown tools and things only spies used in the Cold War than that place becomes a must-see fro everyone. I was so excited to go to the International Spy Museum, because I've [...]
    D: 0.4mi00
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum
    After visiting a Holocaust historical museum you always get into a melancholic, sad, emotional state. This Museum in Washington was more depressing for me than any other I've seen. Maybe because it was especially built and designed in a way [...]
    D: 1.3mi00
  • Dukem-Best Ethiopian Restaurant in DC
    There are quite many restaurants in DC that serve Ethiopian food and many of these are quite good, but the number one among these is definitely Dukem. It was the first time I tried out the Ethiopian cuisine and because I heard from many [...]
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  • The White House
    Definitely the most famous attraction in Washington, the White House has attracted many visitors from all around the world. It is always amazing to see and experience the place where presidents live and where so many major decisions [...]
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  • Eighteenth Street Lounge
    Redesigned from a rowhouse the Eighteenth Street Lounge is a great place to relax. Though not the fanciest place in DC it does look luxurious and they do have a decent dress code. It could also be a perfect place for a rendezvous because [...]
    D: 1mi00
  • Arlington National Cemetery
    Visiting the resting places of heroes, and victims of war is always educational and makes you think about the past, history and your future. The Arlington National Cemetery in DC is memorial where veterans, military casualties, heroes [...]
    D: 2.9mi00
  • Get a taste of Washington, DC
    Have the ultimate Washington experience! The most delightful views and delicious meals you can try by taking a lunch or dinner cruise on the Spirit Cruises. For a period of 2-3 hours you will taste the creative appetizers, entrees and [...]
    D: 1.6mi00
  • The best place for lunch in Washington, DC
    The Hotel Washington's Sky Terrace Restaurant has a stunning view over the city. The main attractions you can admire during lunch are the White House, the Treasury building ....and some Secret Service agents spying on you! Service is not [...]
    D: 0.7mi00
  • The Smithsonian
    The Smithsonian Institution and its museums are not to be missed while visiting Washington. The most preferred ones are the Museum of Air and Space and Natural History. For detailed information, go to 'The Castle', a red building on the [...]
    D: 0.9mi00
  • Smithsonian Museums
    Smithsonian Museums have the largest collection in the world of different areas of culture. 13 out of the 18 Smithsonian Museums are in Washington. Each of them has very wide and interesting collections from the area they deal with. My [...]
    D: 0.8mi10
  • Better walk
    Ditch the metro and walk, everything is much closer then the metro map lets on. [...]
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Washington Travel guide

Bordered by Maryland and Virginia, Washington DC, US is formally a Columbian district and is capital of United States of America. It is situated on the northern banks of Potomac River and is a metropolitan area. This is a very well planned city that has been designed specifically for housing the US federal government and does not form a part of any of the states. The history, the immaculate architecture and the exquisite cultural centers are what that attract people from all across the globe to venture into and explore this wonderful place.Great sights at Washington DC, US There are certain very amazing sights in Washington DC, US. Among the [...]
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    New York, NY (JFK)Washington DC, DC (IAD)12/01/201608:05 am
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    Chicago, IL (ORD)Washington DC, DC (DCA)10/28/201607:09 am
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    Durham, NC (RDU)Washington DC, DC (DCA)12/01/201602:35 pm
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