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- United States Capitol
- Union Station Shopping Center
- White House
- Tysons Corner Center
- National Mall (The Mall)
- Smithsonian Institution
- FedEx Field
- Verizon Center (MCI Center)
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Walter E. Washington Convention Center
- Old Town Alexandria
- National Gallery of Art
- Lincoln Memorial
- National Harbor
- Washington Monument
- National Museum of American History
- Howard University
- Smithsonian's National Zoo
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The capital of the United States, Washington, DC is home to all three branches of the United States federal government, along with a number of national and international organisations' headquarters. DC (as it's known in the US) is its own distinct district, separate from the states as declared by the United States Constitution.
Washington DC is divided into four quadrants, which makes it easy to navigate. Height restrictions for buildings and wide boulevards lend a light and airy feeling to the city. More than just politics, the city boasts some of the nation's finest architecture, attractions, and monuments. A must for any itinerary is the National Mall - a national park filled with some of the city's most famous monuments and buildings including the White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam War Memorial. Another must-see is the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex - home to 19 museums and the renowned National Zoo.
Organised tours offer a practical way of exploring things to do in Washington, and car rental services provide an ideal way to explore the surrounding historic regions.
Washington travel guides
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