A trip to the nation's capital should be on every American's bucket list. Washington, D.C. is a real live history lesson, with monuments, memorials, and museums everywhere you look. Washington, D.C. hotels book quickly, however, so be sure to reserve your rooms in advance to enjoy the best vacation possible.
Out and About in Washington, D.C.
Most hotels in downtown Washington, D.C. are conveniently located, so you can get to where you're going easily. Must-sees include the United States Capitol, the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. You can book a Segway tour to see them all in style, or book one of the many hop-on-hop-off tours that let you explore the sights at your own pace. For a dose of culture, the National Museum of Art features thousands of masterpieces. Meanwhile, families with kids will get a thrill out of the exhibits in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, which they'll recognize from the film, "Night At The Museum." There's so much to see and experience here, you'll have trouble doing it all.
Eating and Drinking in Washington, D.C.
As the center of the nation's government, it should come as no surprise that Washington is home to countless amazing restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world. After a long day of sightseeing, great food is close by. The downtown blocks bordered by Pennsylvania Avenue and New York Avenue are bursting with great restaurants. From five-star bistros serving steak and seafood to cozy burger joints, there's something for every taste and budget. Downtown Washington, D.C. also features some of the city's best restaurants, so no matter which you choose, you won't be disappointed.
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Out and About in Atlanta
Take a downtown stroll through the lush 30 acres of Piedmont Park, or admire the rare plant and bird species at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Catch a Braves game at Turner Field, or rent a Segway and cruise along the famous Atlanta Beltline. Visit the Georgia Aquarium for a personal encounter with a penguin, or head to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History to take in the breathtaking "Giants of the Mesozoic" display. See the pattern? There are deals galore near your chosen hotel. Many hotels in Atlanta offer complimentary transportation to the area's ample attractions, so you'll never have to worry about getting to and fro.
Eating and Drinking
A trip to Atlanta, GA must include some traditional Southern cooking. However, it can be hard to choose with so many great restaurants in proximity to downtown Atlanta hotels. Head to Oddbird on the Westside for an unforgettable plate of chicken and waffles, or grab some raw oysters on the half shell at Kimball House. Enjoy traditional Thai food and delectable banh mi at We Suki Suki in East Atlanta, and head out to Sotto Sotto for dinner, where you'll find an expansive menu filled with risotto, handmade pasta, and imported wines. For an evening brew, head to the Porter Beer Bar, where you'll find a frosty pint and local conversation. End your day with restful sleep in one of the many cheap hotels in Atlanta.
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