Washington, D.C., the federal capital of the United States of America, was built on the banks of the Potomac River, according to the plans of a French architect. We bow before the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial, the White House and the Pentagon. No skyscraper district in Washington, but the Smithsonian Institution, the "national granary", includes about fifteen museums including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Portrait Gallery, the American Art Museum to discover with your tour guide Washington D.C. in hand! Other particularly interesting sites include the National Museum of the Amerindians, the Old Post Statio and the Library of Congress. Washington is a city of museums, but it also invites you to discover typical and picturesque neighbourhoods, including Georgetown with its lively streets, Adams Morgan, the headquarters of the intellectuals and partygoers Dupont Circle, a residential district with several boutique hotels. In addition, there is an offer of gastronomic tables and many green spaces. It is pleasant to walk in East Potomac Park, 120 ha on a peninsula in the heart of the city and the Potomac River, the American Botanical Garden (U.S. Botanic Garden) with 10,000 varieties of orchids, not to mention Anascostia Park for picnics and swimming (pools). The discovery of Kenilworth Park with its water gardens, exhibitions, an 18-hole golf course and 3 marinas is worth a full day. Efficient: the city tour by double-decker bus, double-decker bus with "Hop On Hop Off" or by bike. And enjoy yourself: embark on a boat trip on the Potomac.

What to visit Washington, D.c.?

When to go to Washington, D.c.?

When to leave? Washington is a dynamic and lively city all year round, very pleasant to live in and visit all year round, especially in spring, when the cherry trees planted along the famous National Mall, which stretches from the Washington Monument to the United States Capitol, are in bloom... The Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, is held every year in the city in March-April. It is a must for anyone who visits Washington in the spring.

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You can choose a trip to Washington that combines flight and hotel, or even flight, hotel and visits to major monuments, museums and landmarks, or a tour that includes Washington, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, the two neighbouring states. Tour operators offer several attractive packages in this region.

There are direct flights to Washington. Once there, it is very easy to be autonomous, Washington is easily accessible on foot or by public transport. The inhabitants are very welcoming and will not fail to guide you in your visits. The only point to plan in advance is hotel reservations, in order to ensure a correct rate.

Like New York or San Francisco, Washington is very well served by public transport. Don't neglect the distances from one district to another, the city is large. The subway is very efficient. It is interesting to take a weekly card, if you stay a long time and you move a lot what you will not fail to do. It is forbidden to drink or eat in trains and metro stations.

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The climate of Washington is subtropical humid, that is, temperate, with no dry season and a hot summer. Spring and a...
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By booking in advance, you will find a hotel in Washington for 90-100 US$, in any season. Be careful, during the high...
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How to travel by yourself?

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How to get organized?

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