Washington, D.C. is a fantastic place to visit. America’s capital city, the weather conditions which Washington, D.C. experiences vary but during the summer, hotness regularly reach 90ºF. In winter months, the weather is still favourable and you can explore the capital’s many attractions whenever you want. Before you leave your home, however, it is recommended that you plan in advance and don’t rely on a smart phone app. This is because you will know all about Washington, D.C.’s attractions long before your holiday begins. So, here are some of the many places which are in this historic city that should be included on an itinerary:
1. The Lincoln Memorial
Free to enter and open twenty four hours a day, the Lincoln Memorial is a very popular destination. Overlooking the Reflecting Pool (a massive man-made lake) you can find solace in this statue which is very similar to the 16th President of the United States.
2. The Capitol Building
Home to the US Senate and the House of Representatives, the Capitol Building also has botanic gardens. Although advanced tickets are needed in order to see where America’s government makes its decisions, visitors can see much of this building and explore it in their own time.
Washington, D.C.’s historic quarter, Georgetown was first built in 1751 and still has many original buildings which originate from the 18th century. Georgetown also has cobble-stoned roads and tram lines which enables it to be a town which has been trapped in time, especially as extensive regeneration has happened in recent years.
4. Constitution Gardens
A huge expanse of greenery in the middle of a capital city, Constitution Gardens once housed buildings during World War I. However, it now has an abundance of nature and attracts thousands of visitors every year who want to relax.
5. The Library of Congress
Home to 145 million artefacts, the Library of Congress has both the Mainz and Gutenberg Bibles. Also found there is Thomas Jefferson’s Library which has thousands of books that he personally acquired throughout his lifetime. Jefferson donated them to the Library of Congress after British forces burned down the Capitol Building and the Library of Congress in 1814.
6. Ford’s Theatre
In 1865, President Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. This historic theatre regularly hosts many shows throughout the year and tours are held which enables you to see the booth where Abraham Lincoln was killed. Many personal artefacts which Lincoln had with him can be seen in a museum which is also at Ford’s Theatre.
When staying in Washington, D.C. overnight or for a couple of days, finding suitable accommodation can be difficult especially if you want to find a luxurious room which is within your budget. Executive Apartments are only a short distance away from Washington, D.C.’s many attractions and are fully furnished and affordable. You can cook a meal, connect to free Wi-Fi, wash your clothes and feel like home away from home whenever you want to.