Why Go to Washington, DC?

Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.

Why go to Washington, DC?

To me, Washington, DC should be visited by every American sometime in his/her lifetime. The city is a celebration of all things American. Here visitors can remember their greatest heroes from American History; they can learn more about America’s greatest presidents; they can celebrate or mourn the significant wars that have involved Americans.

1. ┬áIts memorials and monuments pay tribute to America’s greatest presidents,

Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

as well as the immortal heroes of American History.

Martin Luther King Memorial

Martin Luther King Memorial

2. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum. The majority of its venues are in the city and deserve some time on everyone’s itinerary.

American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian

American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian

3. The very best thing about travel to Washington, DC is the fact that almost all the attractions are absolutely FREE! There are few other places in the world that can say that.

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