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Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums. The city now boasts shopping, dining, and nightlife options befitting one of the world's major cities. Practically every visitor ends up on the centrally located 3 km (2 mi) long stretch of parkland holding the nation's finest monuments, as well as the world-famous Smithsonian Institution. To experience the true spirit of this vibrant metropolis and get away from neoclassical memorials for a little while, mingle with the locals at one of the city's trendy bars or restaurants. Customize your holiday with our United States trip planner to create an adventure that suits you.
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Where to stay in Washington DC

Most visitors to Washington, D.C., end up in the East End, the old downtown district containing most of the city's major cultural attractions. For a more authentic Washingtonian experience, consider staying at a smaller hotel just a little north or east of this busy area. Neighborhoods outside downtown offer less expensive accommodations and affordable street parking, as well as opportunities to meet more locals and fewer tourists. Alternatively, try a hotel in Georgetown, packed with high-end shops and Colonial architecture.
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