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Travel Guide to Washington

The capital city of the United States of America, Washington DC is the seat of power from which global policies emanate, such is the strength of the US in the world climate. As a city it is a fantastic place to visit, with amazing places to see, great buildings like the White House, the Jefferson Memorial and the great buildings on Capitol Hill.

There are also many memorials here, some of them stirring up emotional feelings, which is what they are meant to be about really so that is a good thing. The iconic Washington Monument, a great white obelisk standing in front of the Reflecting Pool, an amazing place in its own right, and also the nearby Vietnam Veterans Memorial, with the Memorial Wall being perhaps the most well known part of it.

Top Washington Tourist Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Washington in order to see some of the sights. The Washington highlights every visitor should see, the The White House is one of the best. Other popular sights like the The Smithsonian Institute are definitely worth exploring! Washington’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Washington city tour before you travel and allow our expert Washington based guides to show you some of Washington’s hidden treasures.

Sport in Washington

As everyone knows, Washington’s most popular sport is American Football, and the best-known team is Washington Redskins who play at FedExField. Every year, the biggest event for Washington sporting calendar is undoubtedly the ATP Tennis Tournament, which takes place at the William Fitzgerald Tennis Center.

Top Washington Tourist Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Washington in order to see some of the sights. The Washington highlights every visitor should see, the The White House is one of the best. Other popular sights like the The Smithsonian Institute are definitely worth exploring! Washington’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Washington city tour before you travel and allow our expert Washington based guides to show you some of Washington’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Washington

It is simple to find the best weather in Washington thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Washington. The table below shows the average temperatures in Washington throughout the year to show you what weather to expect in Washington.

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Tips For Driving in Washington

If you want to drive in Washington, make sure you get an International Driving Permit valid for the USA which you can arrange with the AA before you travel to Washington.
On the road in Washington, as with the rest of the USA, you need to drive on the right hand side of the road. You can book car hire in Washington online before travelling to the USA. There's a choice of convenient car hire depots in Washington where you can pick up your car.

Washington Airport Guide

Dulles International Airport is located approximately 26 miles west of Washington. The airport, whose international IATA code is IAD, and flights there take 6.5 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Washington is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Dulles International Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Washington.

Washington UK Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Washington, or just need some advice, the Washington British Consulate is the place to go.

British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC
20008

Telephone: (1) (202) 588 7800

Quick Guide to Washington

City Name: Washington
Country: USA
Language: English
Currency: US Dollar
Time Difference: GMT - 5
Electricity Supply: 110/120V AC 60Hz

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