The Nation's Capital

The good news - Many of the great sights in Washington D.C. can be seen in a day. The bad news - you will want more time. The White House, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington Monument and more are conveniently located within walking distance of each other. Which is great if want to snap some of your own pictures of all those places you have seen in the media.

Whether you are from the United States or not, the grand monuments in Washington DC speak of a great history and proud nation. Visitors from all races and nations come not just to see these monuments, but to experience the freedom and democracy that embodies America.

Here are some travel tips to consider. Take the subway system and don't rent a car. The subway is clean, cheap, and simple to use. Parking anywhere near the Washington Mall is near impossible. If you are flying in, book a flight into Reagan National Airport, it is much closer than Dulles. If you want to go up the Washington Monument, be prepared for long lines, unless you are there early or just before closing on a weekday. Summers are crowded in DC, and can be hot and muggy. Spring is popular too with the Cherry Blossom Festival. The Fall is an ideal time. There are fewer crowds, and the clear, crisp air makes for colorful photos and puts one in a better mood.

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