Washington, DC

Washington, DC, is the capital of the US and is commonly known as Washington or DC. DC stands for District of Colombia. The Residence Act of 1790 created a capital district, in which it stipulates that the city is not part of any state. It is the home of the federal government’s three branches: The Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court; each are defined by its neoclassical monuments and buildings. It is a city on its own, situated on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia.

Washington has a population of around 700,000. Daily commuters from surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia increase the city’s population to over one million during the week. The Washington Metropolitan Area, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, has a population of over six million people. Washington also has many museums, mostly part of the Smithsonian Institution and situated on or around the National Mall. The city also is home to several well-known universities such as Georgetown, George Washington, and American.


Ronald Reagan/National Airport

Dulles International Airport

Baltimore /Washington Airport.


Recommended Hotels:

Hotel Harrington, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, St Regis, The Avery Georgetown, Intercontinental The Willard, Mandarin Oriental, Sofitel Lafayette Square and Four Seasons.


Public Transportation:

-Metrorail is available from/to Ronald Reagan Airport. Free shuttlebuses are available between Baltimore/Washington Airport and train station. Metrobus is available from/to Dulles Airport.

-Metrobus and Metrorail are available within the city.

-Train Station/AMTRAK: Union Station.



Recommended Sites:

Recommended restaurants:

Seafood: Luke’s Lobster in Potomac Street, Georgetown.

If you have time try to venture out to CrabPlace in Maryland Avenue, Maryland for spicy crab.

Steak: Morton’s Steakhouse (several locations) and Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab on 15th Street NW.