The many offerings of neighborhoods like Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Adams Morgan and U Street are woven into the fabric of the city, creating new experiences from one block to the next.
No discussion of the city is complete without mentioning the many acclaimed restaurants to be enjoyed. DC’s dining scene has only risen in prominence over the past decade, and continues to draw world-class chefs to its numerous buzzworthy areas.
Of course, DC packs an incredible amount of history onto the National Mall, which serves as a center of activity year-round. Marvelling at the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is a must during any visit, and the impressive collection of free-to-enter Smithsonian museums not only tells the history of the U.S., but the world at-large.
There’s no shortage of culture in the District, as essential museums like the National Gallery of Art and the National Portrait Gallery call the city home. A thriving theater scene that includes the illustrious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts means there’s always something stunning on stage, and sports teams that feature nationally known superstars entertain year-round.
Yes, DC is fit to be the nation’s capital because power resides here in the form of the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building. But the city stands for far more, as it has incorporated cultures from around the world to create an identity that stretches far beyond power lunches and Congress sessions.
What will you experience when visiting DC? Well, the question should be….what won’t you experience?