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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.

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Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues
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National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
We belong to you. The National Gallery of Art—the nation’s museum—preserves, collects, exhibits, & fosters understanding of works of art.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Owner description: A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human... more Owner description: A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Tickets are only needed from March 1 to August 31 to visit the Museum's Permanent Exhibition, which tells the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. Exhibitions Include: Permanent Exhibition: The Holocaust Spanning three floors, the self-guided Permanent Exhibition presents a narrative history of the Holocaust and features historical artifacts, photographs, and film footage. Personal objects and the concluding eyewitness testimonies highlight the stories of individuals. Recommended for ages 11 or older. The Portal: A Real-Time Conversation with People Forced to Flee Persecution The Shared Studios Portal allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with someone in another part of the world-as if you are standing in the same room. Through this installation, visitors will be able to converse in real time with displaced persons or refugees in Iraq, Jordan, and Germany Remember the Children: Daniel's Story Representing the experiences of many Jewish children during the Nazi era, "Daniel" narrates through his diary the history of the Holocaust in ways that children can understand. Recreated environments present life in a middle-class German home, in a Jewish ghetto in occupied Poland, and finally at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The exhibition is explicit without being graphic. Recommended for ages 8 or older. Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust addresses one of the central questions about the Holocaust: How was it possible? The central role of Hitler and other Nazi Party leaders is indisputable. Less well understood is these perpetrators' dependence on countless others for the execution of Nazi racial policies. Within Nazi Germany and across German-dominated Europe, circles of collaboration and complicity rippled throughout governments and societies wherever victims of persecution and mass murder lived. less
Attraction type: History Museums; Speciality Museums
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Korean War Veterans Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat.
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
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Ambar Capitol Hill
Ambar Capitol Hill
Ranked #1 of 3,383 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: Eastern European
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fiola
Fiola
Ranked #2 of 3,383 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price: USD 32 - USD 95
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Ranked #3 of 3,383 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille
Ranked #4 of 3,383 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price: USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rasika
Rasika
Ranked #5 of 3,383 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price: USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Hive
3.5 of 5
Hotel Hive
USD 102 - USD 266
Ranked #2 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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The River Inn
3.5 of 5
The River Inn
USD 111 - USD 347
Ranked #10 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Avenue Suites Georgetown
3.5 of 5
Avenue Suites Georgetown
USD 127 - USD 362
Ranked #13 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Avery Georgetown
4.0 of 5
The Avery Georgetown
USD 168 - USD 483
Ranked #6 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Capitol Hill Hotel
3.5 of 5
Capitol Hill Hotel
USD 149 - USD 396
Ranked #8 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Chevy Chase Pavilion
3.5 of 5
Embassy Suites by Hilton Chevy Chase Pavilion
USD 169 - USD 406
Ranked #11 of 141 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 376 - USD 651
Ranked #1 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
USD 585 - USD 1,188
Ranked #3 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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The Jefferson, Washington DC
5.0 of 5
The Jefferson, Washington DC
USD 356 - USD 731
Ranked #4 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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