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
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is
National Air and Space Museum National Air and Space Museum
National Air and Space Museum
From Icarus' ill-fated flight to the
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Capitol Hill Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill is at once the highest
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The Mall The Mall
The Mall
The Mall serves as the cultural heart of
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National Gallery of Art National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery's world-class
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Lincoln Memorial Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Designed as a Greek temple, the Lincoln
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