Welcome to Washington, D.C.!
Welcome to Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States! Enjoy the diverse culture, national monuments, museums, world-class restaurants, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
History Tomb of the Unknown Solder
Arlington National Cemetery
When visiting Washington, D.C., the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery is a beautiful place to visit and reflect on our history. The historical monument is dedicated to unidentified soldiers who died fighting for our country.
U.S. Army soldiers, known as tomb guards, march in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 24 hours a day. Each soldier marches 21 steps in each direction on the mat in front of the tomb. 21 steps are symbolic of the 21-gun salute, the highest military honor.
The guard is changed every half hour between April and the end of September and every hour between October and the end of March. After the cemetery closes to the public in the evening, the guard is changed every 2 hours.
Walk through Arlington National Cemetery and see the historic headstones of military heroes, government leaders, famous women, celebrated African-Americans, and others.
From the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and areas around the cemetery, you can take in vast views of Washington, D.C. You can even purchase tickets for a tour of the area. It's a must-see destination when visiting Washington, D.C.
Getting Around Washington, D.C.
Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
Bike or Scooter Rental
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Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room The Smithsonian
19 Museums + National Zoological Park
Visit at least one of the 19 Smithsonian museums when you're in Washington, D.C., and you'll be moved. The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest research, museum, and education complex.
The Smithsonian exhibits change regularly, so you can go online to find your favorites before choosing which museum to visit. You can learn more about famous artists, photography, health and medicine, airplanes, cultures, music, and so much more through the exhibits.
The Smithsonian's National Zoo features pandas, bears, gorillas, wildcats, seals, lions, and more. You can use the Animal Adventure Guide on your smartphone to learn more about the zoo animals as you move through the park. Four weeks before your trip to Washington, D.C., reserve your free entry pass online. You're going to love the National Zoo!
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Washington D.C., let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to highrises. Whether you want to live in the city or the suburbs, Washington D.C. offers a great way of life!
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- Buy a home in Washington, D.C.!
World War II Memorial National Monuments
Experience the History of Washington, D.C.
Visiting the national monuments in Washington, D.C., is a must. The memorials and monuments provide history and an understanding of those who made our nation great. The most well-known monuments are the following:
- Lincoln Memorial
- Jefferson Memorial
- Eisenhower Memorial
- World War II Memorial
- Washington Monument
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
The newest memorial is the Eisenhower Memorial which was erected in 2020. The memorial sits in front of the Department of Education building and features two scenes. One scene is of Eisenhower as a 5-star general with soldiers. The other scene depicts Eisenhower as the president with three of his assistants. There is also a bronze of Eisenhower as a young man looking at the adult bronze men and looking toward his future.
When you visit D.C., make time to see as many national monuments and memorials as you can. Oh, the memories you'll create!
Activities Entertainment in Washington, D.C.
Embrace all that D.C. has to offer
Washington, D.C., offers an endless supply of entertainment and activities. Enjoy every music genre you can imagine, marketplaces, nighttime entertainment, world-class restaurants, people-watching, and more.
If you like to stay active, D.C. features cycling paths, golf courses, paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and waterparks for the kids.You'll never get bored in Washington, D.C.!
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Washington, D.C.
There are so many activities and sites to see in D.C.:
- National Zoo
- National Mall
- The Whitehouse
- Library of Congress
- Historic Georgetown
- Smithsonian Museums
- National Gallery of Art
- International Spy Museum
- National Air & Space Museum
- World-Renowned Restaurants
- National Memorials & Monuments
The average price of homes is approximately $635,000 (Nov. 2022)
Washington, D.C., offers a variety of home-buying options, including living on the wharf! As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo. Since the average price of homes is elevated, consider living just outside of D.C. to save money.
- Cost of living (without rent): $3,977/month
- Average home price: $635,000
- Residential property tax: ~ 0.55%
Washington, D.C. is nicknamed "The District" (among others)
Washington, D.C.'s nickname is "The District." The nickname comes from Washington, D.C., being a district, not a state. "DC" is also a popular nickname.
Take a trip to Washinton, D.C., between May and October, and you'll enjoy temperatures in the mid-70s to the high 80s F.
- Elevation: 410 feet
- Land area: 68.34 mi2
- Approx. population: 671,803 (2022)
- Median resident age: 34.1 years old
$77,627 is the average income in D.C. (but higher-paying jobs abound!)
The Washington, D.C. area is ranked #4 for tech talent thanks to its well-educated workforce. Common jobs in the area include office assistants, cashiers, consultants, and sales associates.
The following are some of the most popular industries supplying jobs in D.C.:
- Clean Technology
- Agriculture/Food Manufacturing
- Information & Computer Technology
Moving to Washington, D.C.
Would you like to live in Washington, D.C.?
D.C. Offers Big City Living
If you would like to live in Washington, D.C., consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: aerospace, agriculture/food manufacturing, IT, and forest products. The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Navy also employ many professionals in the area.
If you're interested in moving to Washington, D.C., you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods, and you can even live along the Potomac river. Residential areas like Capitol Hill and Eastern Market are some of the best D.C. neighborhoods if you'll be working on the Hill. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses