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Officially called the District of Columbia, Washington D.C. is America’s beloved capital. Sandwiched between Virginia and Maryland, the 68-mile city brings stately luxury to the table and ensures an amazing holiday. Whether you’re here on business, on a family holiday or couple’s romantic getaway there’s plenty to do here.
Many people’s first stop is the White House. Standing proud in Pennsylvania Avenue, the area is awash with travellers trying to catch a glimpse of the President and the well-loved pristine lawns. Nearby, there are countless restaurants, museums and historic monuments that are sure to make this day trip worthwhile. Fancy doing something a little different? A Segway tour will have you jetting along the sidewalk seeing all the sights in style.
Close by, millions flock to the National Mall. A plethora of lush greenery and home to the Lincoln Monument, here you can wander through the 9,000 trees before coming face-to-face with the famous Abraham Lincoln memorial. Not enough history for you? The Smithsonian is the largest museum, education and research complex in the world. Exhibitions on a variety of subject matters can be found here, so make sure you check out the schedule in advance.
Divided into four distinct quadrants, every visitor is sure to be catered for. The northwest is home to the central business district, prestigious neighbourhoods and Rock Creek Park. Northeast is home to Union Station so you can get around with ease, as well as the Supreme Court for a stately soak up of history.
The southeast is divided by the Anacostia River, perfect for riverside walks and also boasts the Eastern Market and many remains of several Civil-War forts. Lastly, the southwest otherwise known as Downtown Washington is fantastic for those wanting to see live music at DAR Constitution Hall or shop the high-end labels found on CityCenterDC.
Overall, Washington is a cultural paradise with plenty to do aside from learning about the American legal system. Luxe shopping, beautiful museums and stately architecture are sure tick every city-dweller’s box.
Averaging at 39 inches of rain every year, make sure you bring your umbrella and poncho when visiting Washington. Our personal travel managers know all the best places to go and dry off so call one of them now and let’s start planning your perfect stay in this beautiful American capital.
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Good to know

  • Time difference: UTC -5
  • Flying time to destination:
    8-hours from London
  • Nearest Airport: Washington Dulles International Airport
  • Instagram Opportunity: The White House

Best Time To Travel

Average Temperatures
Jan: 4°c   Feb: 5°c   Mar: 9°c  
Apr: 14°c   May: 19°c   Jun: 24°c  
Jul: 27°c   Aug: 26°c   Sep: 22°c  
Oct: 15°c   Nov: 11°c   Dec: 5°c  


Washington in a nutshell

Soak Up The Culture
  • The White House is one of the sights you’re sure to want to see when holidaying in Washington. The official residence and workplace of the President of the United States, make sure to swing by the White House Visitor Centre so you can find out more about the iconic property.
  • With more than 25 million visitors annually, the National Mall is a definite holiday hotspot that you simply must experience. Countless memorials, theatres and parks can be found here and with 300 acres of lush greenery, this is the ideal location for a picnic in the park or an evening stroll.
  • The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most iconic and beloved sites in the National Mall. Influenced by Greek and traditional 19th century design, millions flock to the grand site which stands at 99-foot tall.

  • Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab is a phenomenal partnership between Richard Melman, founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE) and the Weiss family. Boasting Chicago and Miami locations too, the delectable joint has delights such as Florida stone crab and key lime pie on the menu. A sought-after dining destination that you most certainly don’t want to miss out on, the Washington eatery can be found just a five-minute walk from The White House.
  • A fine dining steakhouse that’s sure to impress, The Capital Grille is a comfortable yet elegant establishment perfect for families and dating couples. Fresh seafood, steaks and an extensive wine list match the stately view of Pennsylvania Avenue perfectly.

  • Kids and adults alike will love the International Spy Museum, full of mystery, undercover tales and the largest collection of espionage artefacts on public display in the world. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to drive 10-minutes from the White House and explore the amazing exhibitions and stories inside.
  • The Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour is a must for first timers in the city. Starting from 8am at Union Station, climb aboard a coach which will take you to Mount Vernon – the previous home of George and Martha Washington – before taking a tram to the Arlington National Cemetery. Tranquil and serene, the space is spiritually grounding. Wander along the white gravestones before seeing the Changing of the Guard ceremony, for a thought provoking experience that everyone is sure to take something from.
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