Washington, D.C.
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about Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. It is located between Virginia and Maryland on the Potomac River. The city is named after George Washington, military leader of the American Revolution and the first President of the United States.

The climate of Washington, D.C. is considered humid subtropical. It has cold winters and hot, humid summers. The average January low temperature is 27.3˚F, while the average July high is 88˚F. Washington is home to numerous national landmarks and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. The National Mall is a large, open area in the center of the city featuring many important monuments, such as the Washington Monument, the White House, the United States Capitol Buildings, the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and others.

There are and other traditional D.C. attractions, which are very, very good - the Smithsonian museums, the National Gallery of Art's, the Newseum. Several renowned Shakespearean theaters call Washington, D.C. home, find a variety of live music clubs in the city featuring a wide range of music, swank bars and interesting neighborhoods. If you time your visit at the end of March and into April, you could experience the city's annual seminal event: the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Shopping in Washington, D.C in also varied. In Georgetown neighborhood you can find designer shops of every variety, offering clothes, antiques, and much more. Or you can take a quick drive to the suburbs and visit some of the biggest and best-stocked malls in the country.

Whether you're coming to town for a festival or to tour the monuments and memorials, Washington DC has it all - discover it!.