Travel To Washington, D.C.

Travel to Washington, D.C.

Travel to Washington, D.C. and visit the capital of the United States. As one would expect, it therefore contains an incredible array of attractions that aren't found elsewhere in the country, including a series of memorials and monuments such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. It's also home to 16 of the Smithsonian Institution's museums, as well as the National Zoo. National museums in D.C. include the National Air and Space Museum, the National Building Museum, the National Gallery of Art and the National Postal Museum. Other prominent sights include the United States Supreme Court and the White House, home of the President of the United States.

Washington, D.C. has a total area of 177 square kilometres, of which just 159 square kilometres are comprised of land. Trips to Washington, D.C. can be extended to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia and the Potomac River. The District has three major natural flowing streams: the Potomac River, the Anacostia River and Rock Creek, though the latter two are tributaries of the Potomac River.

Those considering trips to Washington, D.C. should be aware of its humid subtropical climate that is typical of Mid-Atlantic U.S. areas removed from bodies of water, with four distinct seasons. Summers tend to be hot and humid, with daily high temperatures in July and August averaging 30° to 33°C. The combination of heat and humidity in the summer brings very frequent thunderstorms, some of which occasionally produce tornadoes in the area. Spring and fall are mild with high temperatures in April and October averaging about 20°C, while winter brings sustained cool temperatures and occasional snowfall, with highs ranging from 6 to 8°C and lows from -5 to -2°C. Travel to Washington, D.C. today!

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