Washington, DC Travel Guide

Tidal Basin Skyline, Washington, DC

Take in the nation’s capital

The White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the US Capitol… Washington, DC is known for its abundance of iconic landmarks, but there’s so much more to this understated metropolis. Beyond day one (where you’ll undoubtedly tick off all of the aforementioned travel icons), there are over 100 free museums and activities to discover in the city, including the Smithsonian Museums. Why not bike, paddle or take a cruise along the Potomac River, or head to Georgetown for its great shopping and waterfront dining? Above all, it’s a place of local flair and flavour, with a deliciously good foodie scene, a collection of unexpected diverse neighbourhoods, which will certainly surprise you. and some truly beautiful cherry blossom – if you time your trip right.

And if that’s not quite enough for you, the history here is pretty impressive too. Learn about the country’s first president, George Washington, after whom the city earnt its moniker; visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial; and honour the 400,000 US soldiers killed in action at the National World War II Memorial.

Explore this distinctive, culturally diverse city on one of our three or four-night Washington city breaks. You just won't want to leave! To customise your trip, chat to our Travel Experts.

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