District of Columbia
Washington
Highly recommended
Washington The Essential
Highly recommended
Unlike other world capitals, Washington developed at the outset as the capital of a democratic nation. Its broad avenues and regal monuments serve as visual paeans to the democratic ideal, and the city abounds with memorial tributes to the titans of American history: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and others. The monumental Capital, the broad National Mall lined with outstanding public museums, the dignified memorials and the White House are all enhanced by lovely green spaces befitting the city's role as a place of pilgrimage that delights Americans young and old, and a growing number of foreign visitors as well.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Washington
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Though it was conceived in controversy,
National Air and Space Museum
National Air and Space Museum
From Icarus' ill-fated flight to the far
120 minutes
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
The city's high eastern ground, bearing
120 minutes
The Mall
The Mall
The Mall serves as the cultural heart of
60 minutes
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery's world-class
180 minutes
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
From this stately memorial the famous
120 minutes