It’s the heart of government, the place America’s movers and shakers convene — Washington.
A visit to the capitol area means the chance to tour the area’s many iconic buildings, statues and monuments. For political junkies, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is destination number one — the White House. Then there’s the National Mall, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol building, the U.S. Supreme Court and so much more. So much of America’s pivotal historical moments have ties to these impressive structures.
For a more introspective moment, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial offers a quiet but highly moving experience as visitors peruse the 58,000 names inscribed on the monolithic monument.
Washington is home to plenty of museums, galleries and exhibitions of all types. The National Air and Space Museum is home to the largest collection of spacecraft and aircraft in the world, featuring iconic exhibits such as the Wright brothers’ plane, the Apollo 11 command vessel, Lindbergh’s The Spirit of St. Louis as well as a number of Second World War aircraft.
Hosting dignitaries tends to make one hungry, and Washington’s diverse dining scene continues to serve up incredible fare worthy of world leaders.