Washington Tours, Sightseeing and Attractions

Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States, and one of the nation's most historic cities. Anyone who loves history and/or politics will not want to miss this fascinating and informative place. This city is truly a must see experience. It is nicknamed "the federal city" because the federal government of the United States of America is headquartered there.

Washington DC is home to many historic government buildings, including The White House and the U.S. Capitol. Both structures receive millions of visitors per year and visiting there has always been considered among the top Washington DC activities. Countless people are interested in visiting the home of the President of the United States, as well as the legislative chamber where Congress meets to discuss bills.

Washington D.C. also has a devoted and vibrant sports community. It is one of only a dozen U.S. cities to have sports teams in all four professional sports. The NFL's Washington Redskins are one of the league's traditional powers. The NBA's Washington Wizards, MLB's Nationals, and NHL's Capitols are also popular.

If sports isn’t your thing, there are many other things to do in Washington DC. A trip to the Smithsonian, the largest museum in the world, is typically one of the top must-dos for any tourist. The National Air and Space Museum, which is part of the Smithsonian, chronicles the history of flight from the Wright Brothers to the present day. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial are humbling places to visit along with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The vast Library of Congress is another must see excursion. Other popular attractions in Washington DC are the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington National Cathedral,

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