Washington, United States travel tips

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A great choice for accommodations in the city is the Mandarin Oriental.

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One of the loveliest hotels in the city is the Hay-Adams.

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Expect to walk quite a lot in DC, as there are many things to see, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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Meals at the Smithsonian Museum complex are quite expensive, so come prepared.

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The Holocaust Museum could take an afternoon to fully explore, so plan your schedule accordingly.

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Be careful when visiting the Lincoln Memorial during the winter; ice may form on the large steps and blocks leading up to the memorial.

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The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial has many features that are specifically designed for those who are handicapped.

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Remember to exercise caution when visiting the National Archives, as it houses the Declaration of Independence. Security is very strict.

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There are several war memorials in DC. The Vietnam War Memorial has an enormous wall with the names of all known veterans who have served in Vietnam.

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One of the city's best treats is the Smithsonian Museum complex, which is completely free.

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Easily one of the most moving sights in the city is the Holocaust Museum, but you should consider saving it for the end of your visit, as it is quite somber.

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If possible, avoid visiting the city in the summer months, when it becomes sweltering. Remember: this is a city that was built on a swamp.

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