Washington D.C. is a city for pilgrimage, a place that takes many days to see it all and a place that has it all. The city is one of the most interesting in the U.S. because of its incredible historical sites and museums, throngs of people from all around the world, and the subtle feelings that seem to seep up out of every marble staircase and quiet reflecting pool.
Of course, there are days to spend, even lifetimes, within the museum and library walls along the National Mall which is the focal point of a first visit to the city. With the Capitol building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and Smithsonian museums lining the entire way, a trip here is the ultimate American cultural experience.
Even when it seems like there couldn t possibly be any more to see or do, there are tenfold more places to see, more places to eat, drink, and see historical sites all throughout any of the fifteen different historical districts in the city. Places like the Arlington Cemetery where more than 300,000 veterans are buried, from the American Revolution to Iraq. See the rushing water of the Potomac River which played many strategic roles during the Civil War and its battles. Travel underground from historic Union Station anywhere in town and see what life is like in one of the world s most influential and memorable cities.