Washington D.C. has been the nation's capital since 1800, so it is only fitting that you see constant reminders of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and other greats throughout the city. These and other historical Americans left a legacy of integrity and refined elegance that extends past the nation's revered memorials into D.C.'s dining, nightlife, and shopping.
While D.C.'s main attractions have always been historical in nature, such as the impressive Library of Congress, the political center of the world has matured into an international destination with deep pockets of culture, particularly in neighborhoods such as Georgetown and Adams Morgan, where historic architecture and sophisticated D.C. style merge. There's also a number of unique and unexpected things to do - like a Spy Tour!
There's plenty to see in Washington, D.C., and the best way to experience the city is with a deep desire to explore. For a comprehensive overview of the city, try a guided day tour, a monuments by moonlight tour, a bike tour, or a dinner cruise along the Potomac River. Explore the surrounding areas, which are home to just as much history as the city itself, on a day trip to Gettysburg, Monticello, or Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria. There's truly no better way to experience centuries of American history than a visit to Washington D.C.