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Explore & Discover
DC BY FOOT Tour Company
DC BY FOOT offers a new, engaging, and unique tour experience. Started in 2007, the tours bring the history that inspired the monuments to life. Passionate, young, licensed tour guides, who can best be described as part professors and part performers, tell the legendary stories and
obscure anecdotes of the men and women behind the monuments. The tour is entirey tip-based guaranteeing each tour is of the highest quality. Discover more.
The Washington Monument
Visit the Washington Monument, the most prominent attraction in Washington, D.C. and enjoy 30 to 40 miles of visibility on a clear April day. Discover more.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Just a few blocks from the Marriott Wardman Park, the zoo is home to over 2400 animals representing 400 different species, a quarter of which are on the endangered species list. Discover more.
The United States Capitol
A competition was held in 1792 to collect design plans for the U.S. Capitol. The winner, Dr. William Thornton received $500 and a city lot for his efforts. Discover more.
World War II Memorial
Open to the public in April 2004, the World War II memorial is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis. Discover more.
Although President Washington oversaw the construction of the White House, he never lived in it. In 1800 the first residents, President John Adams and his wife Abigail, moved in. Discover more.
Contrary to urban legend, there is no significance to the number of stairs in the Lincoln Memorial. The current stair count is 98 extending all the way to the reflecting pool. Discover more.
Hundreds of thousands of city residents and tourists visit the famous cherry blossom trees, a gift from Japan in 1912. Surrounding the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin, the pink and white blossoms symbolize spring in Washington, D.C. Discover more.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
There are currently 58,249 names on the wall. This number can change every Memorial day if the Department of Veterans Affairs receives additional information. Discover more.
The Smithsonian Castle is home to the information center of the largest museum and research complex in the world with 17 museums and one Zoo in Washington, D.C. alone. Discover more.
Dine in Style
Washingtonian Resturant Guide
Searchable guide to Dining in Washington, D.C. from the 100 Best to the Cheapest Eats, you are sure to find what you tummy desires.Treat your tastebuds.
Shopping in D.C.
The Official Tourism Board
The city and surrounding areas are packed with boutiques and outlets. Scout the shops.
Washington D.C. rail and bus services. Get there.