The National Mall is the museum and monument stretch that includes the Smithsonian, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Constitution Gardens and the Lincoln Memorial. After visiting these well-known sites, explore beyond downtown DC. Make a visit to Georgetown University to see the quaint neighborhoods. Walk along Embassy Row to see the stately homes of foreign dignitaries or spend a day at the National Zoo. The White House, National Cathedral, and Library of Congress are other must-see attractions. DC has great public transportation, but Washington DC car rentals allow you to visit non-centralized places like the Arlington National Cemetery.
Festivals and Events
Book Washington DC vacation packages around its many festivals to experience the true local culture. Check out the National Cherry Blossom Festival in late March to celebrate the famed tree of George Washington lore. The Fourth of July is another great time to visit, as DC pulls out the stops for the celebration of independence. Patriotic bursts of fireworks can be enjoyed over the National Mall and the daytime parade features groups such as the Yankee Doodle marching band in colonial dress. Around the Fourth of July is also the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which changes themes annually. Get ready for presidential fun by booking Washington DC packages on Travelocity now, or get mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app.