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Washington DC
Washington DC is a hub for American politics and history. Attracting as many school field trips as it does travelers the district offers a peek into the country’s democratic origin. There are plenty of free museums to take advantage of but the real draw here is the memorials and monuments dedicated to great American leaders. Spend some contemplative time at the Reflecting Pool within the National Mall, among the most patriotic places in the country.

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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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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.
Attraction type: History Museums; Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Barmini
Barmini
Ranked #1 of 2,812 Restaurants in Washington DC
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Lafayette Restaurant
Lafayette Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 2,812 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price: $40 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bistro
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Rasika
Rasika
Ranked #3 of 2,812 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille
Ranked #4 of 2,812 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Greek
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Corduroy
Corduroy
Ranked #5 of 2,812 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Independence House Bed and Breakfast
Independence House Bed and Breakfast
$90 - $120
Ranked #7 of 33 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Kalorama Guest House
2.0 of 5
Kalorama Guest House
$117 - $283
Ranked #10 of 33 Washington DC B&B and Inns
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Holiday Inn Washington - Georgetown
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Washington - Georgetown
$120 - $249
Ranked #48 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Avenue Suites Georgetown
3.0 of 5
Avenue Suites Georgetown
$180 - $378
Ranked #5 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
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Hampton Inn Washington, D.C./White House
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Washington, D.C./White House
$177 - $398
Ranked #7 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
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Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown
4.0 of 5
Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown
$160 - $480
Ranked #8 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Jefferson, Washington DC
5.0 of 5
The Jefferson, Washington DC
$352 - $601
Ranked #1 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
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The Hay-Adams
5.0 of 5
The Hay-Adams
$340 - $650
Ranked #2 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
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Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown
5.0 of 5
Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown
$497 - $955
Ranked #3 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
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