City Guide Washington DC, USA

Visiting Washington DC

Washington DC, capital of the USA, is one of the world’s most interesting capitals and is a great place to visit on any trip to America. Along with all the major attractions to see, it is a great city to walk around as it isn’t as busy as other American cities.

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Washington DC City Reviews

  • 80%


    The nation's capital

    Loved DC. So much to see and do, you'll need at least 3-5 days. The subway makes it easy to navigate, and the Mall is beautiful to stroll through. The parks are beautiful and the people are friendly. Food - you MUST TRY "&PIZZA"!!! It is amazing, production line high quality food. Absolutely delicious. You should always start your day early as there can be large crowds (especially school kids). Didn't hit the town unfortunately.

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    Washington DC

    The cheapest US city, many world class free museums and free sights means that you only spend money on food and accommodation. The only thing that limits the time here is the amount of museums you can see day after day! The city is easy to get around, a bike or walking will do it all. The nightlife can be hit and miss here.

    Insider Tip:Smithsonian Museums are great! The Air and Space and Natural History museums were my favourite. If your time is tight in DC get a bike.

  • 90%


    Amazing - Must Visit

    Just about all the Museums are FREE!!! and they are actually awesome! very easy to spend entire day in each one if you are doing them properly! Definitely a very Underrated City!

    Insider Tip:Go to the Newseum! pretty much the only one you have to pay for but its really AMAZING!! and give yourself the whole day to get it done, even then you might need 2 - but thats ok because when you buy a ticket its valid for 2 days!

  • 70%


    I got a dirty sheet, and I found the place a little bit tiny. However, the staff is very friendly and they have parties on the roof (for those who like that). They have kitchen, but you have to prepare your own meals. Very good location. Quiet room.

  • 80%


    Heart of the States

    Worth to visit with many classic and historical buildings. Wide central area with Lincoln Monument, White house, Parliament, etc.

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