The Heart of American Grandeur

All of Washington D.C. is a living museum where the best of America’s history is on proud display. The city is dotted with major landmarks from memorials dedicated to American greats like Lincoln, Jefferson and Martin Luther King to the White House itself.

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Things to do in Washington
There are lots of things to do in Washington D.C. Pack good walking shoes! This city is the heart of American history and political life. It’s really thrilling to see the White House up close as well as the Supreme Court and Congress, the three pillars of power in the US. The National Mall is a must-see. This massive area is filled with monuments like the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and so much more. Its gardens and museums are so much fun to explore, meaning there's plenty of things to do during your American holidays to Washington D.C.
Dining Out
American holidays to Washington D.C. are all about the history but there’s nothing old-fashioned about the food scene here. Dig in to a vast array of international cuisine all across the city – the Southeast Asian food scene in particular is thriving with plenty of authentic and popular restaurants dotted around the streets. Sample delicious Japanese cuisine too as well as Vietnamese near the Eden Centre. Go to Columbia Heights for Filipino flavours and the Southeast Waterfront for a Caribbean infusion. Sample mouth-watering Neapolitan pizza, too. Whatever you fancy, you’re sure to find it here.
Nightlife & Entertainment
Washington D.C. holidays are respectable by day and full of life by night. This is a small city with a surprisingly diverse nightlife that’ll keep you exploring till all hours. Its bars, clubs and live music venues keep the party going and you’ll never be short of something to do. Head to cool U Street for a wide range of music and nightlife. Underground dance clubs, venues that draw big-name acts and relaxed bars abound meaning there’s something for everyone. Head to a sports bar, a theatre, or a gig. Discover salsa dancing, late night clubs and a surprisingly rich jazz scene.
Museums & Culture
As well as being the heart of US politics, Washington D.C. is its cultural heart too. One of the main draws to the city is its amazing range of museums that cover all aspects of American life and history. You’re sure to be visiting Capitol Hill, so while you’re here drop into the Library of Congress. The largest library in the world, it’s also a stunning building worth visiting in its own right. The Smithsonian Institution is comprised in 19 museums along the Mall packed with amazing artefacts. Discover the National Museum of Natural History, of African American History & Culture and so much more.