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Washington is a city of vistas—a marriage of geometry and art. Unlike other large cities, it isn't dominated by skyscrapers. The result: The world's first planned capital is also one of its most beautiful.

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Forks Are So Overrated
Samantha's Pick Forks Are So Overrated

Head to U Street for delicious Ethiopian food, which is eaten with your hands by scooping up savory stews with a piece of bread. You’ll love it!

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Save a Few Pennies
Samantha's Pick Save a Few Pennies

To save money on a room and avoid a high city tax, stay in Chevy Chase, Md., or Arlington, Va. They’re both on the Metro for a quick trip into D.C.

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See It All at the National Mall
See It All at the National Mall

The country’s most famous museums, memorials, and monuments are all on show at the National Mall. It goes without saying, but start your sightseeing here.

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Visit the National Museum of American History
Visit the National Museum of American History

When it comes to American history, there is a lot to cover, but this museum doesn’t cut corners. See some of the 3 million artifacts in their collection.

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Take Some Snaps at the National Arboretum
Take Some Snaps at the National Arboretum

The 446 acres of this arboretum are enough to keep any budding photographer occupied. Visit in spring to see over 70 varieties of Cherry Trees in bloom.

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Washington, D.C. Travel Guide

Washington D.C. vacation guide and tour information including highlights such as the White House, the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument

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