Think BIG in Washington – as soon as you arrive in DC, you’ll be knocked over by the scale of the place. America’s capital wants you to know where you are, and the city goes all out to impress in terms of grandeur and size. Drama and scandal bubble under the surface while the streets are abuzz with hip and happening events, museums, restaurants and clubs around every corner. The principles of Equality, Justice, Life and Liberty are still upheld, but DC is, above all, a trendy and international town.

Facts

Population

581,000

Currency

US Dollar, $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

General opening hours for shops are 10am-7pm/9pm Monday-Saturday. Noon-5pm/6pm Sunday. Some shops are closed on Sundays.

Newspapers

Publications: The Washington Post The Washington City Paper On Tap (free) Georgetown Independent

Tourist information

DC Chamber of Commerce Information Center Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ronald Reagan Building Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30 pm, closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Travel to Washington

Book your flights to Washington D.C. with Etihad Airways and experience the majesty of the United States’ venerated capital. Washington celebrates the delightful fusion of classical architecture and modern metropolis and features countless unique attractions. There is more to see in this historic city than you could possibly experience in a single visit.

Top 5 Things To Do in Washington D.C.

  • Discover the inner workings of American government while touring the U.S. Capitol Building, the White House, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Explore Washington’s spectacular national monuments and memorials, as much a testament to artistic style and perfection as they are a tribute to the past
  • Immerse yourself in art and history at the Smithsonian Museum, featuring a dizzying collection of exhibits covering a diverse range of subjects
  • Stroll through stately Georgetown, Washington’s historic waterfront district, famous for its astounding array of shops and restaurants
  • Experience the best theatrical and musical performances the city has to offer at the Kennedy Center

Plan Your Washington Holiday

Washington D.C. is constantly evolving new trends while holding onto the threads of the past that moulded it. Listen to jazz, blues and rock musicians bare their souls into the early morning hours as the sun rises on Capitol Hill, or taste the new-age flavour of some of the city’s touted avant-garde cuisine, while indulging in traditional blueberry pancakes the next morning.

Washington’s climate is also a tribute to dichotomy, with warm, humid summers, 25°c, and cold, blustery winters, 0°c. We suggest you book your tickets to Washington in the periods between March and May, or between September and November. Consider visiting in the off-peak seasons to find cheap hotels in Washington. Don’t forget to check out the Deals section of our website for the best flight deals to Washington.

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