Washington D.C. budget travel guide & best things to do | I spent only $150!

Washington D.C. budget travel guide & best things to do | I spent only $150!

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3 Popular Attractions In Washington D.C.

  • National Gallery of Art
    • Jefferson Memorial
    • Capital One Arena

    Washington D.C. Facts

    • All roads in the city lead to the Capitol Building.
    • When Abraham Lincoln stayed at the Soldiers’ Home during summers, he would often commute the four miles to and from the White House on horseback. You can learn more about his day-to-day life at President Lincoln’s Cottage.
    • Arlington National Cemetery isn’t just for Americans. Approximately 60 foreign nationals are buried there.
    • The city came under attack during the War of 1812 in an episode known as the Burning of Washington. After capturing the nation’s capital during the War of 1812, British troops set fire to the White House, US Capitol, several federal buildings and private residences on August 24, 1814.
    Washington, D.C.
    District of Columbia
    Aerial view of the Lincoln Memorial, reflecting pool, and Washington Monument
    U.S. Capitol Building dome
    The Gothic Washington National Cathedral
    Train arriving at the McPherson Square metro station with a domed concrete ceiling
    Colorful rowhouses in Adams Morgan
    Planes suspended from the ceiling of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum lobby
    Manicured South Lawn of the White House

    D.C., The District

    Justitia Omnibus
    (English: Justice for All)
    Anthem: “Washington”
    “Our Nation's Capital” (march)[1]

    Interactive map of Washington D.C.

    38°54′17″N 77°00′59″W / 38.90472°N 77.01639°W / 38.90472; -77.01639 (District of Columbia)Coordinates: 38°54′17″N 77°00′59″W / 38.90472°N 77.01639°W / 38.90472; -77.01639 (District of Columbia)

    Country United States
    Residence Act 1790
    Organized 1801
    Consolidated 1871
    Home Rule Act 1973
    Named for George Washington, Christopher Columbus

    Mayor Muriel Bowser(D)
    D.C. Council
    U.S. House Eleanor Holmes Norton(D),
    Delegate (At-large)

    Federal capital city and federal district 68.34sqmi (177.0km2)
    •Land 61.05sqmi (158.1km2)
    •Water 7.29sqmi (18.9km2)

    409ft (125m)

    0ft (0m)

    Federal capital city and federal district 689,545
    •Rank 20th in the United States
    •Density 11,294.76/sqmi (4,361.45/km2)

    6,385,162 (6th)
    Demonym(s) Washingtonian[4][5]
    Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
    •Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
    ZIP Codes
    20001–20098, 20201–20599, 56901–56999
    Area code(s) 202, 771 (overlay)[6][7]
    International airports
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    1. How did you find such a cheap AirBnB near the national mall? All the decent ones I've seen are at least $80+ a night and even then you get murdered in the cleaning fee.

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