Welcome to Washington, DC
Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard. Plan your trip to the nation’s capital by checking out all the things to do, places to eat and ways to stay. We’ll see you soon.
Collectively called the Smithsonian Institution, this world-renowned museum and research complex in the District consists of 17 museums, galleries and a zoo.
Explore and learn about everything from the origins of man and the future of flight to the history of art across multiple continents with nearly 140 million objects, works of art and specimens to discover. The Smithsonian’s collection of knowledge centers serve as a treasure chest for visitors and a guide to the most fascinating aspects of our world. And the best part: You won’t have to pay a penny to experience it as admission is free at every location.
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Getting Around with Metro
Understanding the DC Metro map is important for navigating the system successfully. The map can take many forms, both stylized, and to scale. Native mapping apps on your cell phone will usually also include stations and help you to determine routes. However, a good understanding of the paper maps you’ll find in each train car and at stations throughout the area will make any trip go more smoothly.