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Washington - The Icon of the United States of America

Washington DC, U.S.A., Cherry Blossoms and Washington Monument

Tourists who choose to spend their holiday in the United States must come at least once in the capital. Nowhere else the American icon is not present than here. If you like history, but you want also to have fun - Washington is the destination for you.

One way to renew your wardrobe with the designer clothing is to take advantage of discounts occurring during the holidays: Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, July 4, Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day.

Shopping enthusiasts are able to roam all day stores, go to the outlet's general Potomac Mills, Arundel Mills and Leesburg Pike, located outside the city, at a distance of 30-40 minutes. Huge commercial centers focused a large number of stores, with prices much lower than in Washington, reaching 50% discount. Potomac Mills brings together over 200 of the biggest names in retail trade.

Chinatown offers a cosmopolitan dining experience, with an indescribable bustle and Asian restaurants and more. Try chicken salad with walnuts and Chinese sushi's at Zengo, an Asian restaurant profile. A tasty main dish for carnivores can be made from different varieties of meat (pork, beef, bacon, etc.), along with side dishes of exotic fruits flamed and served on the stick.

Everything for gourmets genuine based seafood restaurants, attract clients with fresh fish and seafood brought from Boston. Portions in restaurants are huge and the prices quite low. Enjoy a pizza or a Caesar salad and enjoy the cheesecake Factory, and quietly you can enjoy a stunning good dessert.

In restaurants tips varies between 15 and 20% of the consumptions. If you dine in a restaurant with pretensions, the tip (gratuity) is passed on the bill.
When you go in the evening entertainment you need to guide by elected local rules. The clubs do not accept access in sneakers. Dress is casual entertainment or evening dress for ladies and suit with a tie for gentlemen. If you like dancing, try Club the Park, located downtown on K Street.

Museums are concentrated in the center of DC's so precious time earning a tour on the main tourist attractions. They are in a large park in the capital, the National Mall.
Entrance to the White House is free, but to get a tour must make a special request to be accepted by a member of Congress, within 6 months. Individual tours are held in the morning until 12:30, excluding Sundays and holidays. Any tour to the White House may have last minute cancellations.
Here runs special programs dedicated to children, they are involved in even the President and First Lady of America, as for example Easter celebration: White House Easter Egg Roll.

If you are first in Washington, visit at least once a National Gallery of Art and History Museum. The first one was built in the late '30s and hosts some of the finest collections of western painting and sculpture from around the world.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is unique in the world because it is dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women in the world of art(visual arts, literary arts, theater and shows).

An interesting museum, with special programs for adults and children is the Spy Museum, located in Central DC. It is the first museum dedicated to espionage in the United States and the world that offers a unique global perspective on this profession. Fun is the main museum aptitude test that shows you how good you are as a spy. Tourists lovers of history found in the Washington the Holocaust Museum.

Near the museum are some of Washington's key monuments: the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, Memorial of the Second World War, the Washington Monument. In Alexandria, about 15 minutes from DC, have visited the Masonic Memorial George Washington.