District of Columbia travel destinations are steeped in history, patriotism and national pride. There are, of course, many destiations that are purely natural, cultural or artistic, but for the most part monuments, white granite and marble are the most common tourist destinations.
Having visited Washington, D.C. while living in nearby Virginia, I can testify to the powerful impact an American citizen may experience when in our Nation's capitol. I remember feeling small standing next to the sitting Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial. Gazing upwards to the peak of the Washington Monument and seeing it's image in the Reflecting Pool easily made me appreciate the vision and accomplishments of our forefathers.
I remember approaching the Vietnam Memorial and being so overcome by saddnes that I could not bring myself to actually go near the black polished wall. One cannot view any of the monuments honoring our nation's brave without being humbled by their sacrifice and their families' loss.
Not usually pictured in travelogues about District of Columbia travel destinations are the picturesques streets of historic Georgetown. There people sip coffee in sidewalk cafes, shop its unique boutiques or enjoy dining on world-class cuisine in intimate restaurants.
District of Columbia Travel Destinations
- City Segway Tours of Washington, DC
- D.C. by Foot
- U.S. National Arboretum
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- National Air and Space Museum
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