Jun 23, 2017

Washington D.C. Basic Information

Washington, D.C. is a living, breathing, ever-changing monument to the democratic ideals of the United States. Rich in tradition and historical firsts, history is made in this city every day. Take a walk from the Washington Monument down to the Capitol Building and watch locals and visitors exercise the freedoms to perform, protest, and just relax in the green spaces of the city. Envisioned by the Founding Fathers as a model of liberty, the city’s wide streets and many public areas were planned for those very reasons by architect Pierre L’Enfant in 1790. As the city grew and history unfolded, changes have been made and monuments erected to mark dramatic events such as the U.S. participation in World War II and to honor remarkable individuals like Abraham Lincoln.



Public Transportation In Washington


Excellent public transportation puts the city’s world-renowned museums, concert halls, fine restaurants, and eclectic neighborhoods at your fingertips. D.C. is also the perfect destination for a sports buff with a team in all five major men’s sports: the Redskins (NFL), the Wizards (NBA), the Capitals (NHL), the Nationals (MLB), and the D.C. United (MLS). Spend a day touring the many branches of the Smithsonian, have dinner at José Andres’s Oyamel, watch a show at the Kennedy Center, and top it off with a nightcap in Georgetown. If you want to get away from the city for a little while, take a stroll through Rock Creek Park or kayak down the Potomac River. There are so many wonderful places to explore not just in the city center, but in the greater D.C. area as well.