Flights to Washington D.C., US
Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States named in honour of George Washington, the first president of the United States. It is the political centre of the United States and is defined by neoclassical monuments and buildings.
The main international airport in Washington is the Washington Dulles International Airport.
- 45 km to central Washington
- A taxi ride to central Washington DC costs around RM326 (USD$76) and takes about 40 minutes
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Best Time to Visit Washington D.C.
The best times to visit Washington are from March to May and September to November where the temperature is mild and tourism season is low.
Things to do in Washington D.C.
What to see in Washington D.C.
Visitors to the political centre of the US must definitely visit iconic monuments such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial. There are also world-class museums such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History.
Many of these monuments and museums are located along one convenient strip called the Mall, where you can also dine and shop.
Jazz music is at the centre of Washington’s arts and culture scene so pop into one of D.C.’s jazz clubs scattered all around the city.
You can also visit the White House and witness debates between Senators at the Capitol Chamber or the United States Capitol, which houses the U.S legislature.
What to eat in Washington D.C.
The cosmopolitan city offers food from all over the world, such as pizza, Ethiopian kitfo, falafel sandwich and kimchi ramen.
Day trips from Washington D.C.
Nature surrounds the city of Washington D.C. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park is an hour by car away, where you can picnic and explore the neglected remains of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.
The Shenandoah National Park is great for hiking, picnicking or camping. The beautiful drive there, famously called the Skyline Drive, makes the trip worthwhile by itself.
Otherwise, head to Baltimore Inner Harbour and spend a day touring the National Aquarium.
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