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District of Columbia

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The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia is a sightseeing heaven with the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums. The city now boasts shopping, dining, and nightlife options befitting one of the world's major cities. Practically every visitor ends up on the centrally located 3 km (2 mi) long stretch of parkland holding the nation's finest monuments, as well as the world-famous Smithsonian Institution. To experience the true spirit of this vibrant metropolis and enjoy a well-rounded vacation, get away from neoclassical memorials for a little while and mingle with the locals at one of the city's trendy bars or restaurants. District of Columbia is in United States. Plan your vacation with our United States vacation planner and discover the best things to do in District of Columbia.
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Where to stay in District of Columbia

Most visitors to Washington, D.C., end up in the East End, the old downtown district containing most of the city's major cultural attractions. For a more authentic Washingtonian experience, consider staying at a smaller hotel just a little north or east of this busy area. Neighborhoods outside downtown offer less expensive accommodations and affordable street parking, as well as opportunities to meet more locals and fewer tourists. Alternatively, try a hotel in Georgetown, packed with high-end shops and Colonial architecture.
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