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Welcome to Washington, capitals of one of the most exciting countries in the world! Getting there is super easy, especially as there are three main airports. Catch flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) from the UK and around the world. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is also a popular choice. Further afield is Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
Washington enjoys lovely weather practically year-round. Summers are the best time to visit but the humidity can really take its toll. It's best to avoid this part of the year at all costs if you actually want to enjoy the city while on holidays in Washington. Book your flights to Washington for the shoulder seasons.
Direct flights to Washington take 8 hours 25 minutes from London.
There is a lot to see and do in Washington and it's likely you won't even scratch the surface on your first trip. Start at The Mall but don't miss out on the city's fantastic free museums as well! The nightlife and dining scene give other American cities a run for their money.
The Mall: You'll find most all of Washington's major sights here: the White House, US Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial… and on and on. It's all here and is the best place to start.
East End: For museums, head to the eastern part of The Mall and duck into the Newseum, International Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery and the National Archive there the Constitution is hiding.
City views: There are strict height restrictions in place so you'll notice there are no skyscrapers in Washington. For a great view of the city, head to the Old Post Office Tower. It's free and located centrally.
Find more information on Washington.org.
Most visitors search for hotels in Washington in the East End and close to the Smithsonian. All that really matters however is access to the city's metro network. Save a penny or two and search for hotels further afield that are within walking distance of a station.