Home to The White House, a worldwide symbol of America, Washington DC is a cultural powerhouse and the political seat of the USA.
As well as its place in history and the setting of many a good film, day-to-day decisions that influence the lives of every American are made here.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is probably the most important address in the district.
This is the official residence of the President of the Unites States and who wouldn’t fancy a few selfies with the White House in the background?
Washington DC is also a pretty cool destination for a US city break and there’s some decent prices around with talkholiday at the moment.
You could bring that American dream to life this year and head off for a lovely autumn trip across the pond!
Here are seven great things to do in Washington DC: –
1. The US Capital/Capitol Hill
Seat of the House of Representatives and the Senate
2. National Air & Space Museum
Exciting attraction which houses a collection of historical air and spacecraft.
3. White House Visitor Centre
Nearby attraction offering interactive exhibits on past presidents and the White House itself.
4. National Museum of American History
Fascinating insight into the political and cultural history of the USA. You can even see the original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz!
5. News museum
A must see. Fascinating exhibition of iconic events and how they were reported. Relive the stories as they come to life in this thrilling experience.
6. International Spy Museum
Espionage museum for James Bond wannabes
7. Shop Til You Drop
Downtown DC is the place for some serious retail therapy. Check out Citycentre DC for all the big brands and designer shops.