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Washington

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"D.C.- The District of (marbled) Charm "

Washington Tourism

Capital of United States, Washington, DC is a legatee of neoclassic beauty. A city which is not only famous for its museums and monuments, but also for the cultural style it embosses with its nightlife, performing art venues and trendy shops.

Washington, DC is the lifeline of the U.S. Federal government. Name it, and you'll find it here. History, culture and art- DC has it all. There are over a hundred museums and monuments to keep you engaged, other than the most popular White House and the Capitol building. Washington has got a buoyant nightlife, appetizing dining experiences, animated neighborhoods and aesthetical art galleries; other than the landmark sites depicting vintage assets and narrating the tales of bygone times.

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Washington Customs

Casual clothing works fine in Washington DC, unless you're heading to a nicer restaurant. A 10 - 15% tip expected in restaurants by waiters. Round up the total when making payment to the taxi driver.

Language of Washington

English is the majorly spoken language in Washington, D.C. (about 83%). Spanish (9.2%) and French (1.7%) are the other two languages people use for communication.

History of Washington

Washington DC has faced a lot of ups and downs to fixate where it stands today. It was founded in 1790. The place was chosen by George Washington, who decided to develop the capital city along the rivers Potomac and Anacostia. The undeveloped land was bought from Maryland and Virginia, and the land was cut to resemble a diamond in shape. The design of the city was planned by Pierre Charles LêEnfant. In 1812, the British invadors burnt most the city, and it took a really long time to overcome the losses. The city further faced many civil wars and riots, but now it has conquered its threats and has developed itself as a great historical and cultural hub. Plenty of restaurants, hotels, shops and bars have sprung up, multiplying the number of tourists every year.

Nightlife in Washington

The city gets young as soon as the Sun sets. The lively nightlife in Washington DC mainly thrives around U Street (the best music), Dupont Circle (gay-friendly), Adams Morgan and Georgetown. You can spot various bars and nightclubs according to your preferences and budget.

Shopping in Washington

Shopping wasn't a great thing to do in DC until recently, when scores of shops have popped up in the city, making it an emerging fashion hub. The buzzing weekly markets in the areas of Dupont Circle and Columbia Heights should definitely explored.

Currency in Washington

Credit cards are widely accepted in Washington, DC. Several ATMs are spread across the city, where you can use your debit/credit card for withdrawing USD for a small (or no) fee, depending upon the terms and conditions of your bank.

Exchanging Money in Washington

There are numerous corrency exchange stores in the city, but banks and ATMs might offer you better exchange rates. You can opt for any of these as per your convenience and preference.

Daily Budget for Washington

If you're on a budget, you'd be able to manage your expenses under USD 85, for food, water, local transportation, alcohol, tips and entertainment. Luxury travel would cost above USD 250, and mid-ranged expenses will be covered between USD 160 - 180.

Religion of Washington

Out of 55.23% population in D.C. Which claims to be religious, 14.96% follow Catholocism; 7.43% follow another Christian faith; 2.94% are Jewish; while the remaining people are either LDS, Islamic or an eastern faith.

Restaurants and Local Food in Washington

"Half smoke" is a local food speciality in DC, which is like a hot-dog with a half-pork and half-beef sausage topped with chilli. Ben's Chilli Bowl is the best-known place to a eat a 'Half smoke'. Ethiopian cuisine is also a must-try when you visit Washington.
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How To Reach Washington

There are two airports in DC to connect with rest of the world. The Union Station on Capitol Hill is the pick-up and drop-off point for buses and well as the stop for metro train.

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Nehad Zein 11 months ago
The first thing that the walkway outside the white house reminds you of is Rajpath in New-Delhi. The white-house is grand and the airspace above is restricted to a handful of air vehicles. The White house and the U.S Capitol are situated directly in line with each other and the Capitol is an even more majestic building. The dome can be seen from miles away. Washington is a city seen best by walking and its extremely peaceful. There are cameras literally everywhere and the city has a very rich history. Signified by the sheer number of museums in the city.
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