Washington, D.C., the ‘District of Columbia’, boasts many neighborhoods, each with its own charm. “Georgetown” is a place of commerce and fun, supporting a famous university, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts resides in “Foggy Bottom” and the downtown “Mall” is a tourist destination of museums and national monuments. World-class theatre, a bustling business hub in both the private and public sector, and world class dining in over 100 restaurants downtown alone makes Washington D.C. one of the true jewels of East Coast America.
Location: Between the states of Virginia and Maryland, U.S.A.
Situated on the Potomac River on the U.S. east coast, Washington D.C, borders Maryland to the north and Virginia to the south. In April Cherry Blossoms bloom, winter time sees serene scenes of snow footing the famous monuments, fall foliage visits with resplendent colors and summertime outdoor activities bring over 24 million visitors to the country’s capitol annually. With all attractions and neighborhoods accessible by its wonderful Metro underground rail system, this city’s 68.3 square miles is easily traveled enjoyed.
Business: More than just the ‘business’ of politics.
Though nearly 30% of the jobs in the city are spoken for by the federal government, Washington D.C. offers so much more for business investors and workers out of the private sector. The Eastern Market employees a plethora of artisans and food vendors, industries such as scientific research, banking and of course tourism employ thousands and fortune 500 companies like the ITT Corporation, Fannie Mae and Pepco Holdings make their home in the capital city.
Culture: Museums, gardens and ‘The Mall’
Unprecedented access to some of the nation’s best museums, plus the Lincoln Memorial, The Unites States Capitol, Washington Monument make this city a stop for even the most apolitical visitor. The scenic Potomac river, the many gardens and older neighborhoods exude their own specific charm. Washington D.C. is a true ‘walking city’ with surprises around every turn.
Activities: Fun for all ages, in and out of world-famous museums.
Of course the monuments and museums of D.C.’s National Mall are a must-see, still there are plenty of activities for those who want to get out and about. For a small fee visitors can rent a paddle boat and cruise the Tidal Basin or take in the expansive 450 acres of the U.S. National Arboretum. D.C. also houses the National Zoo, with its own 163-acres in Rock Creek National Park.