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The nation's capital is also one of its most beautiful and interesting cities.

Its many memorials and monuments are stunning in daylight and outstanding at night.

The White House
The White House

Washington D.C. is also a very accessible city, if you're prepared to 'stand in line' you can actually visit the White House, US Capitol Building, the Supreme Court and the FBI Headquarters.

Another great thing about Washington DC is that almost every attraction is free!
Washington Travel Information

Getting There
Scheduled flights to Washington can be booked with direct flights from the UK here at Hessle Travel.  The flight time to Washington is approx 7 hours.

Getting Around
Washington has an efficient underground system.

Must See and Do
Tour the US Capitol, the White House, the Jefferson and stroll down National Mall to admire the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and War Veterans Memorials.
The 14 museums of the Smithsonian collection are free and include the famous Air & Space Museum.
Shops usually close Sunday.
For bargains, try Crystal City or Potomac Mills; speciality shops many be found at Union station.

Washington Monument
The Washington Monument

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Main Attractions in Washington

Smithsonian Musiums

A collection of 14 museums and galleries with most located in the Mall. Museums include African Art, Natural History, American History and perhaps the most famous - the National Air and Space Museum.
All are free and most are open from 10am to 5.30pm.

US Capitol
The landmark that dominates the city, houses the Senate and House of Representatives.

Supreme Court
Open year round. When in session you can watch from the public gallery - free tickets are given on a first come first serve basis.

FBI Building
Tour the J Edgar Hoover building, see exhibitions of famous past cases, learn of the FBI's work and see mug shots of the 10 most wanted men in the USA.

FBI Building
Visit the FBI Building

Holocaust Museum
Dedicated to educating visitors about the Nazi persecution of Jews and other 'undesirables' prior to and during World War II.
A moving experience, entrance is not recommended for small children due to the nature of some of the exhibits. Free tickets are handed out on a first come first served basis, you should arrive by 8am to ensure obtaining a ticket.

Monuments and Memorials
All visitors should visit the 'big six' - the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, Korean War and Vietnam Veterans Memorials, and the Washington Monument. All are located in or close to the Mall.

JFK Gravesite
Across the Potomac River in Virginia is Arlington National Cemetery. Home to the graves of thousands of US citizens who have served their country. The most famous is the grave and eternal flame dedicated to President John F. Kennedy.

John F Kennedy
John F. Kennedy

Washington - Highlights

> Walk, cycle or jog around the mall, arguably Americas most beautiful city centre

> To get around use the cities Metro

> Dine out in Georgetown

> Take a night time tour to see the monuments lit up - its breathtaking!

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