Washington D.C. HolidaysReference WW38352
Washington D.C. holds huge appeal for politics and culture enthusiasts. Visit the iconic White House, the Capitol and the Supreme Court, as well as being home to iconic museums and performing art venues.
However, Washington D.C. is not just home to political decision-making and images from the news. There are over 100 free activities and attractions to enjoy in Washington DC and the streets are lined with leafy green public parks and neoclassical buildings, while the upmarket area provides hours of boutique shopping. Here are our top Washington, DC picks.
Washington D.C. represents the centre of democracy and world power, but it’s also a very exciting place to visit. Famous for its monuments, statues, memorials and historic buildings, this city’s symbolic history is guaranteed to make your trip to the United States Capital an unforgettable experience.
For all of its grand presentation, this city is an accommodating and hospitable host. Popular for its culinary distinction, family attractions and teeming nightlife, Washington D.C. makes sure you enjoy every moment spent away from home. Get a taste of true American Bistro in Barracks Row, cut loose at a nightclub on F. Street or unwind in Rock Creek Park — a sprawling nature preserve right near the heart of the city. Washington D.C. is also home to the National Zoological Park, a large indoor and outdoor exhibit hosting several thousand animals and yearly seasonal events such as holiday-themed celebrations, activities and cuisine.
Fly direct from Edinburgh to Washington’s Airport, Dulles International with United Airlines
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- Currency US Dollars ($)
- Flying time from UK 10 1/2 Hours
- Primary Language English
- Passport & Visas Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that's valid for six months after you return to the UK.
The capital of the United States of America, Washington, DC is unparalleled in its collection of museums, monuments and memorials.