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Things to do in Washington, DC
Washington, DC is the capital city of the United States of America. It’s chockfull of museums and treasured monuments, but also exciting city adventures such as shopping, dining, and nightlife. From culture to cosmopolitans, Washington, DC will give you a glimpse of America’s best and fascinating diversity.
A fantastic way to start your Washington, DC trip is by visiting the historic United States Capitol and Capitol Hill. The area alone is fascinating for you to wander around, but you even get to explore an underground passage with historical exhibits to reach the Library of Congress. Bookworms will be in heaven in the world’s largest library.
When in DC, you can’t miss stopping by the official residence of the President of the United States. Whether you go in for a free tour, visit the rose garden, or just admire it from a distance, a trip to the White House is a must. Just don’t forget to bring your passport so you can go inside.
Another symbolic site you can’t miss is the impressive Lincoln Memorial, where you can take a picture with one of the best US presidents of all time. Don’t forget to get a blast from the past when you climb the steps of the memorial, where Dr Martin Luther King Jr delivered his world-famous “I have a dream...” speech.
Next, bring your camera outside for a perfect view of the towering Washington Monument. You’ll also love the incredible architecture of the Washington National Cathedral. Of course, you have to see Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin too. The sight is even more beautiful during spring when the cherry blossom trees are blooming.
If you’re looking for museums, DC has plenty! Spend hours among masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art. Travel back in time at the National Museum of American History and National Museum of Natural History. There are also other kinds of interesting museums in the city, like the National Air and Space Museum and the International Spy Museum.
One more stop you can’t miss in the amazing Smithsonian is the National Zoological Park. Bring your family to see 2,000 kinds of animals in one of the best zoos in the world. Next, you can shop for souvenirs near the National Mall and East End. But if you’re looking for vintage items, bring your wallet to Georgetown and Adams Morgan.
Experience the best of Washington, DC by planning your trip around the city’s best events. Celebrate A Capitol Fourth during the fourth of July in the nation’s capital city. If you love books, then come to DC in September for the National Book Festival. And for the best travel photos, plan your trip for March to April and join the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
It’s your turn to see DC! Start planning your epic trip to the US and check out this Washington, DC travel guide for more fun things to do.
What you should know
The best time to visit Washington, DC is during spring from March to May and also shoulder season from September to November.
Before you fly to the United States and visit Washington DC, you and other Singapore citizens need to secure an electronic travel authorisation (ESTA). Make sure you visit Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more travel info and to stay updated.
Travelling to and around Washington, DC
Your flight will be bound for Dulles International Airport, where you can reach Washington, DC by taxi, shared-ride van services, Metrorail, shuttle bus, and public bus. You can travel around Washington, DC on foot and by riding the Metrorail, bus, hop-on hop-off bus, taxi, pedicab, and rideshare services like Uber and Lyft.
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