District of Columbia

A city anchored by iconic monuments

It’s hard not to recognize the majestic monuments and fantastic structures that make up the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., which is bordered by Maryland and Virginia.

What makes D.C.’s skyline so incredible is the fabulous mix of modern, historic and even Gothic revival architecture. The iconic National Monuments, like the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument, celebrate and educate the world about the USA’s rich and storied past. All of these and more can be found on the National Mall, a large green space at the heart of the city. Another highlight is Rock Creek Park, a 1,100-plus hectare oasis in the center of the city where locals often bike, hike and picnic. The District shines in all four seasons, but spring is arguably one of the prettiest, with thousands of cherry blossoms blooming around the West Potomac Park’s Tidal Basin.