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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £387
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £345
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £441
Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel) £449

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Washington DC is the capital of the United States of America. The city is near Chesapeake Bay, which is about a hundred miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The city isn't a state, nor is it part of any other state, it is a federal district created for the sole purpose of being the seat of government. Washington DC is divided into four sections: Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, and Southwest. The U.S. Capitol building is right in the centre of these four quadrants. The motto for Washington DC is 'justitia omnibus' which in Latin means 'justice for all.' Washington DC holidays will teach visitors a lot about where the U.S has been in its history.

Basic overview of Washington DC holidays

The climate of Washington DC is divided into four seasons, with summer and winter having the most extreme temperatures. Washington DC is a relatively short drive from Richmond, Baltimore and Philadelphia and is well served by train connections and three airports, of which Dulles handles international arrivals. Upon arrival in Washington DC, visitors will find that getting around by foot is a sensible option since many tourist attractions are close together. There is also an extensive subway system so driving isn't necessary. The time zone is GMT-4.

Highlights of Washington DC holidays

To get close to the largest and must-see attractions in Washington DC, go to the National Mall, a big green space in the middle of town, flanked by the Potomac River to the west and the U.S. Capitol building to the east. All the monuments and memorials are free to see and are open twenty four hours a day. The Lincoln Memorial, near the Arlington Memorial Bridge, contains a huge statue of the sixteenth U.S. president. Nearby, the Vietnam Memorial Wall stands as a reminder of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War during the 1960s. Thousands of names are inscribed on the granite surface.