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Washington DC
Make sure you bring cash to Washington, D.C. Not that it’s expensive (actually, many museums are free) or that no one accepts plastic (they do)—it’s just an awful lot of fun to hold up a $5 bill next to the actual Lincoln Memorial, or a $20 in front of the White House. In between touring monuments and historical sights, check out the quirky International Spy Museum, watch pandas at the National Zoo, or catch a military band playing an outdoor concert on Capitol Hill.

All things to do » Things to do

National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries and the other exhibits modern art.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals
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Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool
Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool
Owner description: The majesty of Daniel Chester French's 19-foot high statue of Lincoln is complemented by Jules Guernin's 60-foot high murals depicting the Angel of Truth on one side and... more Owner description: The majesty of Daniel Chester French's 19-foot high statue of Lincoln is complemented by Jules Guernin's 60-foot high murals depicting the Angel of Truth on one side and Fraternity and Charity on another. less
Attraction type: Monuments/ Statues
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Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Owner description: Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it sure has most of them, with 532 miles of shelves and 115 million items, with 7,000 added each working day. more Owner description: Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it sure has most of them, with 532 miles of shelves and 115 million items, with 7,000 added each working day. less
Attraction type: Libraries; Government Buildings; History Museums
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Newseum
Newseum
Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with... more Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore how news affects our shared experience of historic moments. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you’ll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum's 15 theaters and 15 galleries. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums; History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Rasika
Rasika
Ranked #1 of 2,568 restaurants in Washington DC
Price: USD 31 - 50
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
Marcel's
Marcel's
Ranked #2 of 2,568 restaurants in Washington DC
Price: USD 35 - 50
Cuisines: Belgian, French, Seafood, Continental
Good for: Romantic, Business, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
Baked and Wired
Baked and Wired
Ranked #3 of 2,568 restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: Bakery, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Zaytinya
Zaytinya
Ranked #4 of 2,568 restaurants in Washington DC
Price: USD 31 - 32
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Business, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Dessert
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab
Ranked #5 of 2,568 restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Taft Bridge Inn
Taft Bridge Inn
USD 96 - 182
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Aaron Shipman House Bed and Breakfast
Aaron Shipman House Bed and Breakfast
USD 95 - 225
Kalorama Guest House - Woodley Park
2.5 of 5
Kalorama Guest House - Woodley Park
USD 106 - 269
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn Washington, D.C./White House
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Washington, D.C./White House
USD 179 - 395
Ranked #6 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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Avenue Suites Georgetown
3.0 of 5
Avenue Suites Georgetown
USD 140 - 284
Ranked #7 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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The Fairmont Washington DC
4.0 of 5
The Fairmont Washington DC
USD 191 - 637
Ranked #8 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Hay-Adams
5.0 of 5
The Hay-Adams
USD 374 - 664
Ranked #1 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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The Jefferson, Washington DC
5.0 of 5
The Jefferson, Washington DC
USD 371 - 605
Ranked #2 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown
5.0 of 5
Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown
USD 484 - 673
Ranked #3 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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