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Washington, DC is the capital of the United States of America. It is
formally known as the District of Columbia, Washington and DC. Founded as
the seat of government after the American Revolution, the city was named
after first President of the United States and its Founding Father- George
Washington. The city was planned on a grid system with broad streets and
avenues in a rectangular shape, while their borders provide ample room for
landscaping. This design was earlier followed in the designing of other
famous world cities like Paris, Amsterdam, and Milan. Fast forward to 2018,
and you will the city a host to nearly 200 foreign embassies and
international organizations like the World Bank and the International
Things to do in Washington, DC
United States Capitol
The United States Capitol is the home of the United States Congress and the
seat of the legislative branch of the federal government in the US. It is
located atop Capitol Hill of the National Mall in Washington, DC. Completed
in 1800, it has experienced multiple expansions and is now hallmarked by a
grand dome and a marble terrace. Its interiors are no less exemplary
because it features several frescoes, reliefs, and paintings related to
The White House is the official residence of the President of the United
States, except for George Washington. It was built in 1792, was burnt down
in 1814 and was rebuilt in 1818. It offers guided tours to visitors and
visitors take delight in exploring the hot cake here called State Dining
Room. A popular attraction near the White House is the White House Visitor
Center, where one gets to see many interactive exhibits about the White
House and the presidential families.
Completed in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial is one of the most visited
attractions in Washington, DC. It is centrally hallmarked by a daunting,
19-foot-high marble statue of a seated and thoughtful President Abraham
Lincoln. This statue is surrounded by 36 columns to denote the total number
of states that existed at the time of the president’s death. The Lincoln
Memorial was the site where Martin Luther King, Jr. had delivered his
famous ‘I have a dream...’ in 1963.
Best Time to Visit Washington, DC
Summer season, the months from June to August are the best to book your
flights from Houston to Washington DC. It is the season when you can have a
great time enjoying its famous sports event called Citi Open. Book your
flights from HOU to WAS during summer season to enjoy other attractions
like Smithsonian Folklife Festival and National Mall Fourth of July
Celebration. It is advised to book Washington DC flights in advance to
avoid paying more during peak season.