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Washington DC is a city of politicians, lobbyists, and stretched limousines, ferrying VIPs from one important location to another. It’s also the nation’s capital. Yet the city doesn’t get a lot of air time. And most travel-focused people never visit it. There are too many other things to see.
And that’s a shame. Because while DC might not be the most beautiful city in the world, it certainly has a lot of heritage, culture, and history. After all, the city is the foundation of the American political economy. And, for many years, it’s been the center of global power thanks to all the international institutions located there, the political decision-makers, the Pentagon, and, of course, the White House. You can feel the significance of the place the moment you step off the plane. It’s quite remarkable.
Naturally too, there are many reasons why people want to visit America’s capital city Here are some of the highlights.
There are a lot of Free Things to Do
If you visit New York, you can only really have a great time if you take a stack of cash with you. But when you go to Washington DC, that’s not the case at all. There are a lot of free things that you can do. For instance, you can visit:
The Smithsonian Museum
Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Jefferson memorials
The National Gallery of Art
The National Archives
All these attractions are paid for out of federal funds as a celebration of the nation. So you can spend the entire day wandering around without having to reach into your wallet at all.
For centuries, Washington DC has hosted guests. And because of that, it has one of the most incredible hospitality sectors on the planet.