The capital of the United States, Washington DC is one of the most visited cities in the world. In fact, more than 20 million visitors from all over the world visited this famous city in the year 2014. Washington DC, which is home to some of the oldest national treasures of the United States, has a lot in store for travel enthusiasts who wish to explore the history, culture, and tradition of the country. However, several tourists who are planning a Washington DC tour have a misconnection that DC is all about politics.
The reality is that the U.S capital is a hub of both culture and art and it also boasts a number of stunning buildings, famous museums, and other attractions. Moreover, Washington DC has a number of elegant neighborhoods, which are also worth a visit. Below are some of the best neighborhoods in Washington DC that you should not miss while you are on a Washington DC tour.
The residential neighborhood of Adams Morgan transforms into a hopping party hub on most weekends. Both tourists and locals flood into the bars and restaurants in this neighborhood to enjoy a wide variety of delicious alcoholic drinks and cocktails with their friends. If you are a person who loves quiet mornings and exciting evenings, you should stay at least one day in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Make sure try any one of the brunch spots in this neighborhood while you are staying or visiting here.
It is true that the Arlington neighborhood is situated in Virginia but both locals and visitors often consider it as a part of DC. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located in this neighborhood, which means that if you are staying here, you will be easily able to catch your return flight. Some of the must-see sights in the Arlington neighborhood of Washington DC are the Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, and the Pentagon.
One of best things about the Capitol Hill neighborhood in DC is that it is located very close to several museums, Union Station, the White House, and Chinatown. If you are a person who loves to read books and other literary works, you should head straight to the Folger Shakespeare library while you are in DC. The exhibits, theatrical performances, and lecturers hosted in this library will take you back to the Shakespearian era.