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This area of District of Columbia is home to roughly 650,000 inhabitants.
Washington is truly unique. No trip here would be complete without seeing White House and the Washington Monument. You'll also be able to see the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial while you are here.
Grab the kids and enjoy some quality time together at Francis Pool and the Washington D.C. Madame Tussauds. Want more? Panther Family Fun Center and Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole are sure to keep the smiles and laughter flowing.
Snap a few photos, enjoy the presentations and learn about our amazing planet at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. If your time is limited, be sure to grab a map so you don't miss any of the zoo's many highlights.
From professional botanists to casual gardeners, everyone is sure to be impressed by the floral specimens on display at the United States Botanic Garden. The Botanic Gardens and the Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden are also worth taking the time to see.
Bring along a bite to eat and take five in the lush surroundings of Ellipse and Tidal Basin. Meridian Hill Park and Lafayette Park are two more excellent places to while away the afternoon and catch up on some reading.
NASA Visitor Center and White Visitor Center are worth dropping in on when you're searching for background information on Washington.
Watch on as the water tumbles off the edge of Great Falls into the misty pool below. Juney Whank Falls is also well-loved for its untouched vistas.
Surrounded by shady trees and scrubby grass, Turquoise Lake is a great escape for local wildlife and travelers alike.
Need to get away from the bustle of the city? Make your way over to Battery Kemble Park and Soapstone Valley Park. National Mall and Bles Park are also popular with lovers of the natural world.
See the world in a new light with a visit to one of the area's wonderfully curated cultural spaces. The Newseum and the International Spy Museum offer a range of displays and collections that are bound to keep you captivated. The National Air and Space Museum and the National Geographic Society are also worth looking at.
Our scientific perspectives are constantly evolving. Find out about recent advances in science technology and innovation at the National Museum of Health and Medicine and the Marian Koshland Science Museum. United States Naval Observatory and US Naval Observatory are also good options to go check out.
Not only are the collections at the National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution fun to look at, they also help us to better understand the world in which we live.
Washington is a hub of artistic activity, with galleries and exhibition spaces all over. Pop in to the National Gallery of Art and the Phillips Collection and see the best of what this creative enclave has to offer. If you can fit them in, the National Portrait Gallery and the Hirshhorn Museum are also well worth a look.
Keen historians can explore the past at the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian. Do you like the sound of those? Continue your explorations at the Historical Society of Washington D.C. or the Anacostia Museum.
Learn more about this area's past with a trip to United States Capitol or the Georgetown University, just two of the historical sites here. More stories from the days of yore await at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Smithsonian Castle.
Take a little time out to watch the water flow under Dumbarton Bridge. This age-old structure has played a vital role in connecting the city's residents.
The spiritual side of the area can be found at Washington National Cathedral and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Franciscan Monastery and the Scottish Rite Temple are also recommended holy sites.
Washington's most popular sights often overshadow its less visited, but equally rewarding activities. The Library of Congress and the Folger Shakespeare Library might catch your interest. Also, contemplate a trip to Freedom Plaza and Farragut Square if your schedule allows.
Located in Logan Circle, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Franklin Square and White House. Ford's Theater and Washington Monument are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Foggy Bottom, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of George Washington University and Georgetown Waterfront Park. Lincoln Memorial and White House are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Arlington, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Fort Myer and within 3 miles (5 km) of Arlington National Cemetery and Lincoln Memorial. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Korean War Veterans Memorial are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in Northwest, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Franklin Square and White House. Ford's Theater and Washington Monument are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Chinatown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Verizon Center and Ford's Theater. White House and United States Capitol are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Dupont Circle, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Phillips Collection, George Washington University and White House. Lincoln Memorial and Ford's Theater are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in Northwest, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ford's Theater and Verizon Center. White House and Washington Monument are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Foggy Bottom, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of George Washington University Hospital and George Washington University. Dupont Circle and Georgetown Waterfront Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).