Washington DC Pocket Guide

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Home to some of the world's most iconic landmarks, as well as the world's most powerful man, Washington DC is a surprisingly laid back city. When compared to the pace of life in other big American cities, things here are notably more relaxed. In saying that, this doesn't mean it lacks things to do or can't be enjoyable as its counterparts. It can - just on a different level. In one afternoon here you can see more instantly recognisable buildings than anywhere else in the States. You can also explore its various neighbourhoods, enjoy a host of different cuisines, or party into the early hours. Make no mistake about it - 'DC' isn't like other American cities, but this only makes it a breath of fresh air when travelling through this vast country.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Washington DC.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Washington DC... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Washington DC.

Washington DC City Reviews

  • 80%


    Heart of the States

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

  • 80%


    Never buy a 1-day metro ticket

    Take circulator buses. It costs only 1 dollar per each ride and connects most of important places tourists want to go. Or just walk. DC is walking friendly place. Don't buy a metro ticket to go to Smithsonian. You will spend a whole day in museums. 1-day metro ticket can turn out to be a piece of a waste...

  • 70%


    Do DC

    While I could spend weeks inside the museums it's good to explore the neighborhoods of DC. The architecture is lovely, the city was well developed, and each neighborhood has different character. The metro is less than efficient but it's good if you have to go long distances. Otherwise I would walk or use one of the bikeshares.

  • 90%


    Washington DC is my favourite city on the east coast!

    So many free museums, culture and history. The White House is nothing compared to everything else the place has to offer. Georgetown is a great place to go out at night.

    Insider Tip:Go and see the library and take the tour. Incredible building. So cleverly designed. Hang out by the Washington monument on a Sunday and see the community tag football games and kickball games.

  • 70%


    The Museum city

    All museums are free here, and boy do they have some of the best in the country. You'll want to spend at least a day or two just to enjoy a few of them. And then there's all the memorials — several war memorials, Lincoln memorial, Jefferson memorial... And of course all the political monuments — Capitol, Library of Congress, White House... However, once you've seen all that, and unless you're ready to live a few months in the city, you've pretty much seen it all.

    Insider Tip:Rent a bike and explore the city by hopping from bike station to bike station. And don't miss the university of Georgetown and the Cathedral :)

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