Washington Dc Vacations & Travel Packages!
The capital of the United States of America, Washington, DC commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.". It is a compact city on the Potomac River. Washington borders the states of Virginia and Maryland. This beautiful and modern city is also defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings including the iconic structures that house the federal government’s 3 branches- White House, the Capitol, and Supreme Court. During their Washington DC vacation, visitors can also explore a number of iconic museums and performing-arts venues. The best times to visit Washington D.C. are from September to November and March to May. In these durations, there are crisp breezes. Spring is also a mini high season due to the “Cherry Blossom Festival”, which is held in late March and early April. Summer here is hot. Winter is a low season and thus there are great chances to find lower hotel rates and the weather is mild compared to other destinations located along the East Coast. To avail cheap Washington travel package, one should book well in advance as the flight fares and hotel prices tend to rise!
Places of Interest in Washington, DC
United States Capitol
United States Capitol is the seat of the House of the Representatives and the Senate and is recognized around the world as an icon of the United States of America. The interior of the United States Capitol includes beautiful frescos, paintings, and reliefs. This capitol building has a huge dome that is based on the dome of St. Peter's in Rome. The former Chamber of the House of Representatives offers tourists to see statues of leading figures.
The official resident of the President of the United States of America, the White House is one of the most important structures in the country. The tour to this building must be reserved well in advance through the Congressional office of embassy. In the White House, the tour of interiors includes exploring the Red, East, Green, and Blue Rooms.
The Washington Monument
The Washington Monument includes a 555-foot white shaft that is the icon of the National Mall. Inside the shaft are the engraved stones from several states, foreign countries, civic groups, and individuals. This shaft is an imposing sight, especially when it is mirrored in the Reflecting Pool at its foot. At the Washington Monument, visitors can come across the different stages of its building by three changes in the color of its facing stones.