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Politics, monuments and museums may be the reasons you want to visit Washington, DC, but this vibrant city, with its amazing food scene and cultural diversity, has so much more to offer.

Sitting on the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia, this glorious capital city is full of iconic neoclassical buildings that honour American history. Many are located in the heart of Washington at the National Mall - a long stretch of landscaped park located between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol. The National Mall is an incredible mecca of American memorials. Amongst the impressive stonework and architecture that celebrates the country’s founders and fallen heroes, you will find: the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, National World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, Korean War Veterans Memorial, District of Columbia War Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial. Just over the river to the west sits the moving Arlington National Cemetery. To the North of the park, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, resides probably the most famous building in the world: The White House, home of the President of the United States. The nearby Tidal Basin reservoir, known for its blossoming cherry trees, is recommended as a peaceful retreat after a day spent honouring America’s past. Flanking the National Mall are some of Americas finest Museums including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Air and Space Museum and the Library of Congress. With so many sightseeing opportunities, take time out to enjoy the culinary delights this city has to offer. Buy local produce at the Eastern Market, this is a fascinating haven of food stores, blacksmiths, jewellers and booksellers. Dining out options range from Michelin-star restaurants to cheap food trucks. From Lao to Greek to Ethiopian cuisine - Washington, DC is a foodies paradise. Wash down your meal with a local brewed beer in a comfy bar. They celebrate happy hour early in this town, and after a hard day of lobbying or tourist trekking, it’s surely what you deserve.

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