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In Short

Powerful moments are yours to discover in the United States Capital City. The city’s most famous landmarks are clustered in and around the National Mall, spanning from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol and the White House. Flanked by dozens of museums and memorials, summer evenings on the Mall is the perfect spot to catch open air concerts, movie screenings or jazz performances. In the winter, locals and visitors glide on the National Gallery of Art’s skating rink.

DC has evolved into a fascinating, lively world capital, known for its vast green centers, urban spaces, sweeping memorials and majestic neoclassical architecture. With quaint tree lined neighborhoods such as Georgetown, it’s the perfect city to stroll around and inhale its history.

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Quick Facts

Population: 
Approx. 600,000 (City) 5.4m (Metro)
Time Zone: 
UTC -5
Language(s): 
English (official), Spanish, Native American
Currency: 
American Dollar ($USD)
Electricity: 
110v - 60Hz

Dining

Chart House
From the amazing waterfront views of the Capitol to the unparalleled cuisine, Chart House offers impeccable service and an engaging atmosphere with frsh seafood and succulent steaks.

ARIA
Reminiscent of a Trattoria in a Tuscan village, Aria offers a dining experience that is authentically delicious.

Nick’s Riverside Grill
A fixture of the Washington Harbour in Georgetown, Nick’s Riverside Grille is a family-owned restaurant serving favorite American fare.

Smith and Wollensky
Smith & Wollensky is acclaimed for their legendary USDA Prime dry-aged beef. Seafood, veal, and lamb round out a hearty menu, along with lighter options at lunch.

Shopping

DC’s downtown has welcomed a wave of development in recent years, including the arrival of new shopping destinations. Downtown is also home to Macy’s, Filene’s Basement and dozens of nationally-known retail outlets. Chinatown’s Gallery Place development includes popular shops like Urban Outfitters, Aveda and City Sports.

Take a walk down F Street to sample gourmet cheeses at Cowgirl Creamery or shop for hip fashions at H&M or Zara. Stock up on stylish home furnishings at West Elm or browse 7th Street’s galleries for showpieces by emerging artists.

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