Guide to Washington D.C. USA

Washington D.C.- The capitol of the United States of America, Washington DC is located in the capitol district and technically not a part of any state. It sits on the east coast in between Virginia and Maryland. Known for the Smithsonian Institution and the many government buildings, Washington DC is a great place to go if you love architecture, politics, museums, or any combination of the above.


  • National Mall
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • National Monuments
  • Georgetown

Top Restaurants

  • Georgetown Cupcake- Go to the original shop front in Georgetown to get some awesomely delicious cupcakes from the site of the famous show Georgetown Cupcake on TLC. Be prepared to wait in line and take your food to-go, the line is usually out the door and around the block with only 4-5 tables.

Places to Stay

  • Residence Inn Arlington Capitol View


  • Old Town Alexandria
  • Downtown Arlington

Must Do

  • If you have some flexibity with planning, visit during the 4th of July and watch the fireworks from the lawn of the Capitol Building.
  • Visit all of the Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall.
  • Visit all of the National Monuments and Memorials.
  • Get a cupcake from Georgetown Cupcakes, as seen around the world on TLC.
  • Go shopping and walk along the marina in Old Town Alexandria.

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