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Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
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Whether you call it "the district" or just "D.C.", Washington is ready to welcome guests from all over the world. As the national capital of the United States, Washington is home to all three branches of the U.S. federal government as well as many of the nation's museums and monuments. Located along the Potomac River, Washington has a population of nearly 5.6 million, the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the country. Washington features an incredible array of things to do and see, most dedicated in celebration of America's proud history.
If you're looking to visit Washington's historic sites, you may want to start at the National Mall. While you won't find a Bloomingdale's, you will find an large, open area park which houses the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Pier, the Lincoln Memorial, the National World War II Memorial at the east end of the Reflecting Pool, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Close by you'll find the National Archives, a stunning building that displays thousands of documents of American history including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
You can learn, well, just about anything in Washington's many museums. Thanks to the Smithsonian Institution, some of the best collections can be found in Washington. Remember to bring a good pair of walking shoes as you stroll through the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian. Because the U.S. government partially funds the Smithsonian, these museums are open to the public free of charge.
If you're looking for a museum experience, take a trip to Washington's Newseum. This interactive museum of news and journalism features a seven-level, 250,000-square-foot space with 15 theaters and 14 galleries. The Newseum's Berlin Wall Gallery includes the largest display of sections of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany. As you enter, stop by the Today's Front Pages Gallery, a showcase of daily front pages from more than 80 international newspapers. Like the Smithsonian museums, the Newseum also does not charge admission and has become one of Washington's most popular attractions.
If the arts are what you're looking for, Washington, D.C. is a national center for the arts. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and the Washington Ballet.
Of course no visit to Washington is complete without a stop at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – better known as the White House. Home to President of the United States, it remains a rich piece of American history.
No matter how you take in the city, whether it's by car, by bus, by bicycle or by segway, there's always something to see in Washington, D.C.
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