Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Museums, Monuments and More

Washington D.C. Museums, Monuments and More

As the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. is certainly not lacking of museums, monuments, exhibits, historic landmarks and a fantastic potpourri of cuisine and nightlife. The District of Columbia is vibrant and alive with thousands of college students, passionate non-profits and swarms of local and international government employees. Get a taste of this unique social climate when you book your airfare to Washington DC through one of the region’s major airports: Dulles International Airport (Virginia), Ronald Reagan International (Virginia), and Baltimore/Washington International (Maryland). The city itself coexists as both the District of Columbia and the city of Washington. When the city was established, it was planned specifically to serve the United States as seat of government. A dispute arose between Virginia and Maryland as to which state would be home to the nation’s capital. Thus, the decision was made to establish Washington DC as an independent, non-state entity. What is...

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Visiting the US Capital

Visiting the US Capital

Washington, D.C. is one of the most interesting cities one could visit. The capital city of the United States of America was named after George Washington, military leader of the American Revolution and the first US President. District of Columbia, which is the name of the federal district containing Washington, is governed by a single municipal government and for practical purposes it is administrated by a mayor. But although Washington, D.C. does not have a representative in the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate, the U.S. Congress maintains the supreme authority. This small city is considered of extreme importance as all three branches of the U.S. federal government as well as many independent agencies headquarters are located in its area, like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In addition, Washington, D.C. is the place one should visit in order to admire numerous national landmarks, visit museums-most of...

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