Welcome to the capital of the United States of America!
Rich in iconic monuments and memorials, Washington is a place like no other with lots to do and see. Free vast museums and diverse neighborhoods, Washington is home to a lot of cultural events to American History; from the Declaration of Independence with John Hancock’s signature at the National Archives to the Lincoln Memorial Steps where Martin Luther King Jr gave his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, to the Watergate building, all the way down to the Ford’s Theatre where Lincoln was assassinated.
Visit the Smithsonian Institution, a collection of 19 behemoth museums. You can also visit the National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of African American History, Reynolds Center for American Art, which are all free to enter.
Washington is also home to American arts and prominent venues like the National Theatre, the Kennedy Center and the Folger Theatre. Jazz music, Go-go and Punkare said to have a rich history here. In Washington, you’ll find venues along the U St NW where Duke Ellington performed on stages in the early 20th Century. You’ll also find theatres like the Arena Stage and Studio Theatre, whoexhibit works by non-traditional writers.
How better to fully enjoy the Washington experience than to visit the seats of power here? All three pillars of the United States government, the presidency, the Congress and the Supreme Court, are present here in Washington. Visit and take a tour of the White House, attend as well as the Capitol chamber and see other power sites such as the World Bank. And after such a power-filled day, take a tour on a double Decker bus or visit the funky market places, a ride on the Potomac River and the local breweries.