Washington DC Trip Guide
Monuments, Sightseeing, and Trip Planning Tips for Washington DC
One of the most affordable and attractive cities in the United States, Washington DC has something for everyone. There's museums, photographic opportunities, beautiful monuments, history, and a seemingly never ending amount of things to do here. The Metro will connect you from place to place, whether you want to see The White House, the Smithsonian, or head across the river to Arlington National Cemetery. Sightseeing here is among the best on the east coast, so bring your camera and plenty of memory cards! This guide will point out some of the best places to see in DC, along with plenty of photos and trip planning advice.
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Lincoln Memorial at Night
Washington DC Videos - Video sightseeing tours of this beautiful city!
US Botanic Gardens in the National Mall
A DC Poll...
If you have used the DC Metro...
Do you consider the metro a safe form of transportation in DC?
U.S. Air Force Memorial, Arlington
Iwo Jima Memorial
What's the best way to DC?
If you're driving to DC, the best route is usually 295 from the north, or I-395 from most points south. I-95 circles Washington DC, so you'll have to take an alternate route to get directly into the city.
Books on the Washington DC Area - Recommended Books
Washington DC was a well planned out city aesthetically, with beautiful tidal basins and riverfront monuments, the capitol is very photogenic. Here are a list of recommended guides and scenic books featuring the tributes, monuments and sightseeing opportunities in the DC area.
DC Tourism Links - Find out more about the city through these links:
It's Nearly Free?
All of the monuments in Washington DC are absolutely FREE, even the majority of the museums! This makes DC an extremely low cost trip. Save up for airfare (or drive if you're close) and your hotel stay, maybe a little food and a metro pass and you're good.
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