Washington, DC, is the epicentre of power in the United States – something you won’t easily miss as you meander from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument, then down the National Mall to the Capitol Building. This city oozes energy and ambition, but you’re also in luck if you want to find a quiet restaurant or a stylish wine bar to rest up in while you plan your next cultural adventure. Don’t miss DC’s notorious Happy Hour and if you want to enjoy this city like a local, pack a lot into your day and have some fun when the sun goes down.
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