Enjoy a family vacation getaway to the heart of our nation's capital. Washington, D.C. is situated on the scenic banks of the Potomac River and is packed with a myriad of monuments, museums and historic sites that will certainly keep you fully entertained. Experience the energy of the American government at Capitol Hill or discover a wealth of cultural experiences at the Smithsonian Institute. The choice is yours! There are plenty of unique attractions, shops and entertainment in Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor.
A world-renowned center for culture, art and history, and the heart of American politics. The Washington, D.C. area is unlike any other. Come explore D.C.'s landmark attractions located in the National Mall and Capitol Hill. Admire the impressive Lincoln Memorial or climb to the top of the Washington Monument for breathtaking cityscape views. Of course a visit to Washington, D.C. would not be complete without a tour of the world-famous White House. Museum devotees will certainly have a ball.
The Smithsonian Institute is headquartered in D.C. and features famed cultural museums like the National Museum of Natural History, National Air & Space Museum and the National Museum of American History. You'll want to visit the many other non-Smithsonian museums including the Newseum and the International Spy Museum. For a historic experience, visit Mount Vernon, the former estate of first U.S. President, George Washington. Shoppers will discover eclectic boutiques and shopping malls in one of D.C.‘s many diverse neighborhoods like Dupont Circle and Georgetown.
Alexandria, also known as Old Town Alexandria is a charming district featuring historic Colonial architecture, upscale boutiques and restaurants. What's more, visitors can plan exciting day trips to Arlington and Baltimore.
Washington, D.C. Travel Tips
Packing tip - Comfortable walking shoes are essential for navigating all the sights in D.C.
Best attractions/tourist spots - The National Mall is home to some of the most famed museums, landmarks and historic monuments.
Great time of year to visit - Spring is the most beautiful time to visit when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
600 Restaurant at The Watergate This restaurant will certainly whet your appetite with delicious options like filet mignon with smoked shallot zinfandel, Australian rack of lamb and other chef specialties.
Old Ebbitt Grill A popular dining establishment amongst past presidents, celebrities and journalists alike, Old Ebbitt Grill is located just steps from The White House and serves classic recipes in a Victorian atmosphere.
Oval Room Corporation Critically acclaimed Oval Room Corporation features modern cuisine with a Mediterranean flair and a contemporary atmosphere. On any given day, the who's who of Washington, D.C. can be found dining here.
Eastern Market The Eastern Market is a unique Capitol Hill flea market held every Sunday. Over 100 exhibitors showcase their unique antiques, collectibles, jewelry and home furnishings imported from around the world.
Old Post Office Pavilion With its diverse shopping and exceptional dining, Old Post Office Pavilion is one of Washington, D.C.'s top attractions. Browse the pavilion's unique selection of locally owned shops, souvenir stores and many other specialty boutiques to find exactly what you're looking for.
The Shops at Georgetown Park One of D.C.'s oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods is home to this full-fledge shopping mall featuring upscale designer boutiques and popular name brands like Anthropologie, J. Crew, Express and H&M.