Welcome to Washington, D.C.

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Founded on July 16, 1790, Washington, D.C. is unique among American cities because it was established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the nation’s capital. With its ideal mid-Atlantic location and comprehensive air and train service, it's easy to get to Washington, D.C. This cosmopolitan city features quick and efficient transportation, friendly tour guides and broad, welcoming streets that make it easy to find your way.

Top 5 Things to Do in D.C.

The capital of the United States offers many options for entertainment including world-class shopping, fine dining, historical sites and museums. Here are just a few things you might want to try:

1. The Toastmasters “Monuments by Moonlight” tour – Experience Washington, D.C.’s majestic monuments and memorials by enchanting moonlight. The itinerary for this optional Toastmasters tour includes the National Mall, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Vietnam and Korean War Veterans Memorials. Tickets will be available for purchase with your registration package.

2. Shopping – Washington, D.C. is a shopper’s paradise with four upscale malls that are easily accessible via subway or bus.

3. Dining and nightlife– Thanks to neighborhood revitalization, ingenious chefs and serious foodies, a dizzying number of new eateries and modern lounges give you many nightlife options that are sure to entertain.

4. Free museum tours – With many museums offering free admission, you can lose yourself in the National Archives or explore the National Air and Space Museum.

5. Listen to some music or see a show – Be a part of D.C.’s thriving arts and culture that includes sophisticated opera, lively jazz and classical music and theater performances.

For even more things to do, visit 100 Free & Almost Free Things To Do In Washington, D.C.

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