Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court – but also its museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.
Places to see: National Mall, White House, U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian
Main currency: $US Dollar
Main language: English
Tipping: Waitstaff, Bartenders, and Tour Guides 15% – 20%