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Visiting Washington DC
  •  United States
There are so many reasons you might have for visiting Washington D.C., and you will be spoiled for choice with places to see and things to do. There are historic buildings, museums, art galleries, parks, restaurants, and not forgetting all the festivals, cultural events and good old-fashioned entertainment. Washington has it all.
So let’s take a look at what the capital of the United States of America has to offer anyone who goes there.

The White House

Probably the most famous building in Washington and top of the list of tourist attractions is the White House. It is possible to go on a tour of this iconic building but you need to plan for this and book well in advance. The White House is a “must-see” for anyone visiting Washington for the first time.

The Smithsonian Institution
No visit to Washington D.C. is complete without seeing the Smithsonian Institution, which is the largest museum and research complex in the whole world. It incorporates as many as 19 museums, as well as art galleries, and the National Zoo. It is easy to spend all day here or days!   Speaking of days, if you are only in Washington for a short time, taking advantage of  a day room, such as those at hotels by the hour via DayBreakHotels.com will help you enjoy your visit, because you can leave any baggage or shopping you have done in your room, knowing it will be safe, and you can freshen up there before leaving.

Washington National Cathedral

But getting back to our suggestions of what to see on your visit to the American capital, if you like stunning architecture, the Washington National Cathedral should be on your itinerary. With its stained-glass windows, Gothic spires and creepy-looking gargoyles, this church looks hundreds of years old but it was actually created in the 20th century. Its construction was started in 1907 and completed in 1990. President Woodrow Wilson is buried here and Barack Obama’s inaugural prayer service was held in this cathedral.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
You are sure to have heard of the FBI in movies but if you are in Washington you have the chance of actually visiting it. The FBI Education Center is open to the public from Monday to Thursdays. Here you can learn about the history, operations and missions of the FBI.

The National Mall
Taking a break from the buildings of Washington, there is an amazing selection of parks. The National Mall is America’s most visited national park, and from it you can see the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. If the weather is bad, you can visit the U.S. Botanic Garden, where there is an amazing collection of plants, and where it is like being in a subtropical climate all year-round.

Whatever you decide to do and see in Washington, you are sure to have a memorable time.

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