|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£352|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£314|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£402|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£409|
The District of Columbia is the home of Washington DC, the Capital of the USA. Washington is located near the eastern seaboard of continental USA on the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland and is one of the most historic cities in the USA.
DC is 5 hours behind GMT, it has cool to cold wet winters and warm and humid summers. Most travellers who enjoy their District of Columbia holidays visit during spring, summer and autumn (April-November). The abundance of pink cherry blossoms in spring and the vibrant red and yellow colours of autumn are unforgettable. Between June 30 and August 31 the District of Columbia can be very crowded due to school holidays, meaning longer queues at many of the popular attractions. Hop-on hop-off trolley tours or fully guided air-conditioned buses are great ways to see most of the sights.
Amongst the must-see attractions in the District of Columbia are the 19 Smithsonian museums and galleries in which are to be found world class exhibits including the Apollo lunar landing module. The Smithsonian has more than 100 million historic artifacts, works of art, scientific specimens and cultural exhibits. Be sure to make time to see an IMAX Movie at the Natural History Museum or the National Air and Space Museum. The US Capitol Building and National Archives should also be high on the priority list for visitors enjoying District of Columbia holidays.
For holidaymakers who wish to venture outside the main city area, a journey into the picturesque countryside and the historic battlefield of Gettysburg is recommended. You will experience an important part of America's heritage and learn about the largest battle ever fought on US soil.