D.C. July 21, 2017
Why Washington DC Is The Best Vacation City In America
You have your options when it comes to deciding where you want to vacation. You could go to the beach, the mountains or the desert. But, we really have to recommend Washington DC has a vacation destination. DC is something special and we know we might be a little biased but it is definitely one of the best vacation cities in the country. Trust us, you definitely want to vacation in Washington DC sometime soon. Here are a few of our favorite reasons why!
1. Absolutely amazing historical significance.
The history and importance of the places, monuments and memorials around DC will give you chills. From seeing the gorgeous White House to feeling the emotions of the war memorials and being dazzled by the Lincoln Memorial, visitors will love experiencing the country’s history here.
2. Fascinating museums
We have said it before and we will say it again: DC has the best museums ever! You can experience history, science, space, the news, spies and so much more at our fantastic museums. Did we mention that so many of them are free?
3. Exciting hikes
DC is secretly a hiker’s paradise! We are in close proximity to some of the most breathtaking hikes on the East Coast, including the many trails at Shenandoah Valley, in Harpers Ferry and the nearby fantastic Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls!
4. Gorgeous parks, gardens and nature
The green space in DC is incredible. The city is full of gardens and parks. You can get lost in the woods in Rock Creek Park, explore acres of flowers at the National Arboretum or see the lilies and lotuses at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens or find so many more hidden gardens throughout the city.
5. Plenty of shopping
From fancy high end stores to funky boutiques, there is a treasure trove of great shopping in DC! Many visitors love to shop the fancy places in Georgetown while others love seeking out unique finds on U Street or Dupont Circle.
6. Phenomenal restaurants
You will not be hungry while visiting DC. There are delicious dining options that fit every budget. If you love something quick and cheap, enjoy a food truck meal! If you prefer a fine dining experience, make a reservation at one of our hot restaurants! Or seek out unassuming but delicious mom and pop places!
7. Free entertainment
You don’t need to shell out big bucks for fantastic entertainment here! The Kennedy Center has free shows every night at their Millennium Stage. In the summers, there are outdoor movies at different locations around the district. And you can listen to free jazz in the sculpture garden every Friday!
8. Fun on the Potomac or Anacostia Rivers
There are two rivers in DC that are perfect for water lovers. Visitors can kayak, canoe or paddle board along or you can hop aboard one of the boat tours that are here in DC! If you prefer to enjoy views, then just grab some dinner or relax at one of the many waterfronts in DC.
9. It's easy to get around
While we don’t recommend driving around DC, it’s easy to get around! DC is an extremely walkable city. Or if you prefer, you can rent a bike, hop on a bus or take the metro anywhere you need to go!
10. The best photo ops
DC is absolutely picturesque! You will love snapping incredible photos of nature, monuments, statues and fantastic architecture all over DC!
Have we convinced you yet? We hope so! Millions of people come to visit DC every year and now you know why!
If you do choose to vacation in DC, we recommend staying at one of these charming hotels!