Washington D.C. is the capital and the federal district of the United States of America. It is also the seat of the three branches of the US government. Formally known as the District of Columbia, it is also commonly known as simply “Washington”. Washington D.C. is home to many free and public museums and the location to many of the country’s most treasured memorials and monuments.
Summer months in Washington have moderate temperatures but can be highly humid making it uncomfortable and not the recommended time to visit. Spring season in the Washington however brings cool breezes with lush growth of flowers, trees and of course, beautiful cherry blossoms. It is said that the most beautiful time to visit Washington D.C. would be between the period of April to mid-May when you can enjoy the full beauty of the cherry blossoms. Fall months are also perfect with similar temperatures to spring while winter months are mild and a low season for tourists so one can enjoy the city’s many tourist attractions without competing with the crowd.
Planning your trip to Washington D.C.? Here are just a few of the highly recommended tourist destinations not to miss:
White House – What is a trip to Washington D.C. without a stop at the White House? One of the most visited sites in the city, the White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. It is also the main workplace of the president. There are several types of tours offered for the White House, the Standard Public tour, the West Wing Tour and the Expanded Tour. The Standard Public Tour brings visitors through the public rooms of the East Wing and the main White House Residence. The West Wing Tour will take visitors to the working areas of the White House. Unfortunately, this tour is reserved only for select citizens. Lastly, the Expanded Tour goes beyond the Standard Public Tour and includes a visit to the living areas, bunkers and tunnel system. It is best to visit the official White House website for the latest information about touring the White House.
National Mall – Located in downtown Washington D.C., the National Mall is a national park that includes areas of the West Potomac Park and Constitution Gardens. It also refers to the area between the United States Capitol and Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument somewhat in the center. Within the National Mall are several museums and landmarks including the United States Botanic Gardens, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Building and more.
National Air and Space Museum – Administered by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Air and Space Museum is home to the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. Most of the aircraft and space exhibits are originals or backups of the originals including the Apollo 11 Command Module and The Spirit of St. Louis. Admission to the museum is free and it is open daily from 10 in the morning until 5:30 in the afternoon except for December 25th. However, it is best to visit the museum’s official website for the most up to date information about opening hours.
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