Washington DC Overview

Washington DC is a dynamic city of monuments, museums, government buildings, stately mansions and diverse neighborhoods. It is the 2nd most visited city in the country with millions of tourists visiting each year. Only New York City boasts more tourists.

As the capitol of the United States, Washington DC is a vibrant city with many famous historical government buildings and monuments. Some of the most visited include the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument. Washington DC and its famous monuments are known as a symbol of freedom to the world. Here you will also find the Capitol Building, the tallest building in Washington DC besides the Washington monument. Visitors can tour the White House and visit other important government buildings such as the United States Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. Washington DC is also home to the Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense.

Washington DC isn’t all about government though. Throughout Washington you will find many diverse neighborhoods that all have their own unique offerings. Georgetown is the oldest neighborhood in the area. It is home to the famous Georgetown University and has a vibrant, fun and trendy atmosphere.

Capitol Hill, also known as "The Hill" is home to the Capitol Building and other historical government buildings all mixed in with Victorian homes, restaurants and shopping. Other DC neighborhoods appeal to a younger hip crowd with eclectic shops, bars and clubs.

The art community thrives in Washington DC. Theaters feature plays, opera and chamber music and there is no lack of Art Galleries and funky shops featuring local artists. Washington DC is famous as the capitol of the United States but there is so much more here behind the scenes. Washington truly is a city for everyone.