What can be described as a living history book full of powerful moments and memorable experiences, Washington, DC is the only city in the world where you can visit with a 19-foot President Lincoln, read the real U.S. Constitution, see Dorothy’s ruby-red slippers, soak in internationally acclaimed art and explore space travel – all in one day. At once an international crossroads and America’s hometown, DC offers visitors a vacation like none other. Both educational and entertaining, you’ll find it hard to fit in all of the world-class museums and monuments, unique neighborhoods, top-rated restaurants, gorgeous parks and gardens, and endless performing arts options in just one visit.
A must see while you and your family are touring around Washington D.C. is The White House. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in the heart of the Nation’s Capital, the White House is the home of every US president except George Washington. Irishman James Hoban designed America’s most famous house in 1792. It was known officially as the Executive Mansion until 1902, when President Theodore Roosevelt rechristened it the White House, long its informal name. The Washington Monument the monument honoring our first president, George Washington, is the tallest structure in the nation’s capital and towers 555 feet above the National Mall. While available for viewing, the inside of the monument is currently closed to visitors.
Things To Do
There are numerous Museums to visit while you are in Washington D.C. specifically the Smithsonian Museums make the top of our lists. Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world, featuring twenty-three galleries exhibiting hundreds of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and other flight-related artifacts. Whether looking at the history and cultures of Africa, describing our earliest Mammalian ancestor or primate diversity around the world, examining ancient life forms including the ever popular dinosaurs, or exploring the beauty of rare gemstones such as the Hope Diamond, the Natural History Museum’s temporary and permanent exhibitions serve to educate, enlighten and entertain millions of visitors each year. As well don’t miss out on American History Museum, Postal Museum, American Art Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Food & Culture
The city of Washington, DC is rich in history and culture. It will surely keep you and your family busy for days. Make sure you have time to explore the area and visit such landmarks as the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, and the Jefferson Memorial. For the food Scene as the stereotype goes, D.C. is a world of power breakfasts and steak houses. But those in the know realize that the best thing about eating in D.C. is the variety of international cuisine that can be found in the city and its surrounding suburbs. Southeast Asian food is a particular specialty, which might not come to mind but with lots of wildly popular dining options around the city. No matter what option you choose you and your family are bound to enjoy your time in Washington D.C.