#1 Washington, D.C. is the Capital of the United States of America.
Officially founded on July 16, 1790, Washington, DC (formally the District of Columbia) is unique among American cities because it was established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the nation’s capital. The City had an estimated population of 617,996 in 2011.
#2 Washington, D.C. is the home to over 500 United States National Historic Landmarks, Memorials, and Monuments.
#3 National Mall and Memorial Parks, located in the heart of the city, include the Icons:
- National Mall
- Washington Monument
- Thomas Jefferson Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
- World War II Memorial
- Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
#4 The Smithsonian Institution operates 19 museums and the National Zoo, all free to the public.
#5 … Do I really need another reason for going to Washington, D.C.? :)