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Washington Monument / Downtown Washington DC Hotels

Downtown Washington DC is the center for many political, historic, and entertainment sites. Located near it's center is the Washington Monument, a large white obelisk memorial of George Washington. Over five hundred and fifty feet tall, the Washington Monument is located near the National Mall in downtown Washington DC. This area is a major center for tourism.

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History

In the 1800, the first president has chosen Washington D.C. as the capital of the United States. Over the span of 200 years, Washington D.C. has grown to become a huge commercial center as well as a popular tourist destination. Today, it attracts over 10 million visitors annually due to the many popular attractions that are available.

Getting Around

Traffic in downtown is bad, so avoid driving if possible. It is also not possible to explore everything in downtown by foot. So the best way to get around is by using the public train provided by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The metro system in Downtown Washington D.C. is rated as one of the best in the world for being on time. In addition, it is also one of the cleanest. Train stations are available every few miles, so it is easy to find one. You should also buy a day pass or weekly pass for unlimited travel. Note that a day pass can not be used during peak hour, which is between 5-9:30 AM and 3-7 PM on weekdays.

Neighborhood

Downtown Washington D.C. is relatively safe. However, you should still use your best judgment and be aware of your surroundings.

Popular Attractions

Washington Monument: A 555 foot high landmark that is shaped like an obelisk. It has an observation deck for far viewing of the surrounding downtown areas. Tickets are free, but require advanced pickup. Tickets can also be reserved online but there is a service charge.

Washington National Cathedral: It is ranked as one of the top 10 largest Cathedral in the world, and it is free to visit.

Lincoln Memorial: A 19 foot high statue of President Abraham Lincoln. No tickets are required for this attraction.

White House: A reservation is required to tour the White House, but it is free of charge.

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History: Has many exhibitions including nature, evolution, and space. It also has a variety of IMAX shows that start every 30-60 minutes. All exhibitions are free except for the IMAX.

Smithsonian National Zoo: Many exhibitions to explore at the zoo. Avoid visiting the zoo during winter since many animals are removed from the exhibitions. There is no entrance fee for the zoo.

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