First Time Tourists Guide in Washington

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Washington DC is the capital of the United States

The city is located in the East Coast region of the country

It is known for The White House where the official residence and workplace of the President are located

Washington DC is also home to numerous national landmarks and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world

The best city attractions to visit are the United States Capitol and Capitol Hill, National Gallery of Art, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and many more

Shopping and strolling around CityCenterDC must be added to-do list on your itinerary

Enjoy the amazing cityscape in Washington DC!

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SIGHTSEEING

Have a walking town around the Georgetown Historic District. This oldest town is filled with historic buildings, boutiques, cafes, and museums. During your walking tour, you can stop by at The Kreeger Museum. With the decoration of marble walls and floors, this museum exhibits art from the 1850s-1970s from American impressionists and other American artists.

The Kreeger Museum

A hidden gem in the Washington DC Art Scene

Address : 2401 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, Amerika Serikat

DOWNTOWN

In downtown Washington DC, you can find almost everything you need. There is also DAR Constitution Hall. This hall is the major cultural center of the city where annual theatrical performances and concerts are often held. Book a ticket of upcoming events and enjoy the amazing art performance there

DAR Constitution Hall

Beautiful venue with great hall for shows

Address : 1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006, Amerika Serikat

SHOPPING

Stroll and shop at CityCenterDC. It is the city's paradise for shopaholics. This shopping center offers numerous high-end and retails like Paul Stuart, Jo Malone London, Gucci, Hermès, Kate Spade, and many more. With a nice arrangement of the stores, you can go from one shop to another easily. There are also plenty of popular restaurants in the shopping area to take a rest.

CityCenterDC

Really amazing architecture and buildings

Address : 825 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, Amerika Serikat

FOOD & DRINK

American cities are famous for their cheeseburgers. The American cheeseburger is just like the usual burger with one or more meat patties between two slices of bread topped with cheese inside and some other toppings like lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, bacon, mayonnaise, and mustard. And for the drink, you can try the rickey. It's a mixed alcoholic drink of American whiskey and carbonated water with half of the lime squeezed and other half put inside the glass.

CULTURE

Washington DC has a mixed culture of Northern and Southern cultures. As the nation's capital, the city is filled with people coming from all over the world. Washington DC has multiple city scenes from an international metropolis to a picturesque tourist destination. With the extraordinary cultural diversity, you can discover the country’s history and artifacts on their historical sites and cultural centers in the city.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Visit Washington DC around March to May. In around the time, you will find the city in the autumn season. With the changing color of the leaves, you will see the city in the most beautiful atmosphere and great weather that suits outdoor traveling.

HOTEL

Located only 1 km away from the White House and 720 m from the Washington Convention Center, Washington Plaza Hotel offers the best deal for your stay in Washington DC. This hotel room is decorated in red accent and mahogany furniture featured with flatscreen TV, speedy wifi, work desk, coffee maker, and safes for your stay. There are an outdoor pool, gym, bar, and restaurant in the hotel that will complete your stay. But if you are looking for a budget stay, Adam's Inn is where yo go. This inn provides comfortable rooms with air conditioning. This hotel also offers free wifi and breakfast during your stays served in an elegant dining room with free tea, coffee, and snacks. In addition, a sharing living room and kitchen are available for the guests.

Washington Plaza Hotel

one of the best hotels and complete

Address : 10 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005, Amerika Serikat

Adam's Inn

This is a charming inn that offers complete amenities and excellent service.

The rooms are spacious with all the amenities, and have a spotless bathroom.

They also provide a healthy breakfast, so it's perfect to start your day.

All the staff are very friendly and serve politely.

Address : 1746 Lanier Pl NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

RESTAURANT

Have a fine dining experience in Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant. It is a historic and oldest restaurant in Washington DC. This restaurant offers American meals with oyster cuisines as the specialty. You can also have a pleasant drinking experience in the bar with the old era atmosphere there. But if you want to have a more local dining experience, Ben’s Chili Bowl is where you go. This old restaurant is known for its chili dogs. If you are lucky enough, you will meet celebrities in this restaurant.

Old Ebbitt Grill

great place with favorite french toast in DC

Address : 675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, Amerika Serikat

Ben’s Chili Bowl

one of the famous spots with a great menu

Address : 1213 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, Amerika Serikat

CAFE

Start your day with a cup of coffee in Caffè Sospeso. This good vibe cafe serves crafted coffees and pastries. This good vibe cafe only serves foods with fresh ingredients. Not only coffees, but the cafe also offers delicious wines as their specialty. But, if you are a latte lover, Grace Street Coffee Roasters is where you go. Located on the historic Georgetown, this cafe serves coffee from their home-roasted coffee beans and a delicious selection of pastries. With the nice decor and interior, this cafe is one of the best coffee shops to take a rest from your long trip.

Caffè Sospeso

Fabulous and super friendly staffs

Address : 11511 NE 10th St, Bellevue, WA 98004, Amerika Serikat

Grace Street Coffee Roasters

one of favorite cafes with a good menu

Address : 3210 Grace St NW, Washington, DC 20007, Amerika Serikat

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

What kind of night you would spend in Washington DC? The city has plenty of clubs and nightlife places to offer. If you are looking for the best place for pleasant drinking, the POV Rooftop Lounge and Terrace offers the best drinking experience with stylish decor and city views. But, if you want to spend a different nightlife in Washington DC, grab a drink at The Hamilton Live. Not only a drinking place, but this place will entertain you with amazing live music performances.

POV Rooftop Lounge and Terrace

fantastic spot with a amazing views

Address : 515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, Amerika Serikat

The Hamilton Live

The Hamilton is a must go restaurant if you're in the DC area

Address : 600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, Amerika Serikat

INTERESTING PLACE

Have a tour in the United States Capitol and Capitol Hill. The building is known to be a representative symbol of the United States. The tour begins from the lower floor where you can find an interesting exhibition of the building and the city history. You can also visit the Library of Congress from its underground passage. Another iconic building of Washington DC is The White House. It is the official residence of the United States President. Tours to the building require a reservation from the Congressional office or embassy. But, it is still worth to see the building from outside.

United States Capitol and Capitol Hill

wonderful place to learn about the history of the United States of America

Address : First St NE, Washington, DC 20515, Amerika Serikat

The White House

a big building

Address : 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500, Amerika Serikat

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Take pictures in the National Gallery of Art. It is the best art gallery in Washington with the finest painting collections and sculptures in the world. You can portray the world-famous paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, and many more. The gallery is divided into two buildings and a garden. In the West Building, they display the classical arts. And, in the East building, they display modern art. While in the garden you will find the impressive sculpture that are amazingly arranged. But remember that tripod use is not allowed in the museum. Another place to visit for the beautiful architecture is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, This memorial monument is used to honor the philosopher and statesman, named Thomas Jefferson. The best spot to capture in the monument is the large body water in front of the monument which is surrounded by cherry blossom trees.

National Gallery of Art

a huge volume for various artists

Address : Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565, Amerika Serikat

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

a wonderful historical memorial

Address : 16 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242, Amerika Serikat