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    Washington, more commonly known as Washington DC or the District of Columbia is a city of possibilities. From its broad range of public museums detailing the history of not only America but mankind itself, as well as a veritable treasure-trove of the nation’s most important memorials with places like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, or the Washington Monument, Washington boasts a broad array of sights and sounds that have millions of people flocking to the city every year. 

    Washington is at its heart a city of politics. The foundations of the city were laid down as a result of American history, and while it wasn't the first capital of the country, it has remained so for most of the recorded history of the country, and between the White House itself and the various other government branches that make their headquarters here, Washington can be said to be one of the major centers of power on planet Earth. 

    One of the few states which is generally referred to by its full name in order to distinguish itself from the District of Columbia, more commonly known as Washington D.C., Washington State is the most northwestern state outside of Alaska, and is one of the more appealing states in terms of natural beauty. With rugged mountains, volcanoes, coastal islands and Pacific beaches, not to mention home to some of the most powerful and popular companies in the world like Microsoft and Starbucks, Washington State is a beautiful and tangled mass of adventure that can only be experienced first-hand.

    From the Cascade Mountains to the Rocky Mountains to the San Juan Islands, the Puget Sound, and the Olympic Peninsula, Washington State is one of the most majestic states in the nation, set against the backdrop of Canada just to the north. Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, the rain forests and mountains of the Olympic National Park or the Mount Rainier National Park, Washington is covered with peaks and forests that pervade almost the entire western portions of the state. In direct contrast is the southeastern edge as it drops away from the mountains and forests into Idaho and Montana with wide expanses.

    Then there are the cities. Bellvue, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Walla Walla…each have their own unique atmosphere. From the vineyards of Walla Walla to the headquarters of Microsoft in Bellevue to the start of the grunge music scene in Seattle and the home of Starbucks, the cities of Washington State are known for their mellow atmosphere, their love of coffee and fine wines, music, and the northwestern Pacific weather that keeps the area wet and lush year-round.

    Washington State is best experienced over a variety of different trips, each focused on a specific city or region. There is too much to do in just one visit, because it is impossible to choose between the miles of rugged coastline, the various mountain ranges and forests, or one of the alluring cities.

    Washington is built in a unique section of the country along the Potomac River, and it is this waterfront section of the city that most people never think about when they come, when in fact it is the oldest and most unique section of the city that goes back to long before the place was established as a seat of government. Known as the Southwest Waterfront region, it is famous for its seafood and some of the most amazing architecture you can see outside of the national monuments. For a long time the waterfront district was considered an embarrassment as a slum smacked up against the Capitol, but there are literally dozens of restaurants, clubs, bars, condos, houses and more that make up the unique look and feel, and when combined with the marinas and the National Defense University, as well as the Navy Yard, make for a side of Washington that most people never get to see.

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      • Grameen Foundation
        0.42 Km from Washington
        Grameen Foundation, founded as Grameen Foundation USA, is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington DC that works to replicate the Grameen Bank microfinance model around the world through a global network of partner microfinance institutions. Its CEO is Alex Counts. Grameen Foundation's mission is, "To enable the poor, especially the poorest, to create a world without poverty." It is separate from organizations called "Grameen Foundation" in different cou...
      • Capital Hilton
        0.47 Km from Washington
        Capital Hilton is a hotel building located in Washington, D.C, the capital of the United States. The building began construction in 1940 and was completed in 1943 as the Statler Hotel Washington. Upon its completion, the building rose 150 feet (46 m), comprising 13 floors. The architect of the early modern style building was Holabird & Root LLC, A.R. Clas Associates. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has accepted Capital Hilton to be part of the Historic Hotels of America. In 1947...
      • 1090 Vermont Avenue
        0.51 Km from Washington
        1090 Vermont Avenue NW is a high-rise modernist office building in Washington, D.C., which is tied with the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel as the fourth-tallest commercial building in the city (as of January 2010). The building is 187 feet (57 metres) high and has 12 floors. It contained about 160,000 square feet (14,880 square metres) of space when it first opened, but only 150,000 square feet (13,905 square metres) by 1998. Internal build-outs increased the interior space to 187,000 square fe...
      • St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites
        0.82 Km from Washington
        St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites is a boutique hotel located in downtown Washington, D.C., in the United States. Established in 2000, the nine-floor hotel has 155 rooms, which includes 54 deluxe rooms, 85 suites with kitchens, and 16 top-floor suites with balconies. The hotel, which changed hands in June 2015, has a life-size statue of Marilyn Monroe in the lobby.
      • Embassy of Morocco, Washington, D.C.
        0.93 Km from Washington
        The Embassy of Morocco in Washington, D.C. is the Kingdom of Morocco's diplomatic mission to the United States. It's located at 1601 21st Street, N.W., in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. The embassy operates a Consulate-General in New York City. The Ambassador is Rachad Bouhlal.
      • The Phillips Collection
        0.97 Km from Washington
        The Phillips Collection is an art museum founded by Duncan Phillips and Marjorie Acker Phillips in 1921 as the Phillips Memorial Gallery located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Phillips was the grandson of James H. Laughlin, a banker and co-founder of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company. Among the artists represented in the collection are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gustave Courbet, El Greco, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Pierre B...
      • White House
        1.06 Km from Washington
        The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. The house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone in the Neoclassical style. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) expanded the build...
      • White House basement
        1.07 Km from Washington
        The basement of the White House, the Washington, D.C. residence and workplace of the President of the United States, is located under the North Portico and includes the White House carpenters' shop, engineers' shop, flower shop, and dentist office, among other areas. The White House Situation Room is located in the basement beneath the West Wing.
      • The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
        1.11 Km from Washington
        The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is a luxury hotel located at 1150 22nd Street NW in the West End neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in the United States. Managed by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, the hotel has 300 guest rooms, including 267 deluxe rooms and 32 suites.
      • Embassy of Libya in Washington, D.C.
        1.78 Km from Washington
        The Embassy of Libya in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of Libya to the United States. It is located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., at the Watergate complex, in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood.

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      • 2000 M St NW #315
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        2000 M St NW #315, Washington, DC 20036, USA
      • 1805 14th St NW
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        1805 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
      • 2815 M St NW
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        2815 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
      • 750 First St NE
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        750 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
      • United States Botanic Garden
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        United States Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
      • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
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        Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Arlington, VA 22202, USA
      • Takoma Park
        Takoma Park....a town recalling of its former glory days that reminisce upon the hippie movement of the 1960's and '70's with Sears and Roebuck style wooden Victorian houses lining her streets. A refuge between Silver Spring and the nation's Capital complete with its own hospital, police and fire stations in the most quaint, peaceful Azalea saturated paradise for its residents.

        The downtown section boasts several cute little craft, art and eccentric hobby shops. Takoma Park made a statement decades ago by declaring itself a "nuclear free" zone; a town nestled amongst the grand Oak and Maple trees lining the trails, parkways and many neighborhood streets. Two colleges grace the town sandwiched between low income apartments near the municipal center leading up to apartment-split houses and million dollar mansions lining the margins between Sligo Creek parkway and Carroll Avenue.

        Convenient with its own Metro Rail (subway) station boasting a unique flavor like no other. Bicycle paths line the valleys leading between Silver Spring and Langley Park...a peaceful, serene sanctuary like to other with the advantage of bordering the Nations Capital.
        Takoma Park, MD, USA
      • Alexandria
        Alexandria, Virginia, is an independent city of Virginia. (Not in any county.) The city was founded in the mid-18th century as a tobacco, cotton, and trading seaport on the Potomac River. For a period of time, the city was a part of the District of Columbia, until returned to Virginia in 1846. During the Civil war, Alexandria was occupied by Federal forces as part of the defenses of Washington, DC. Today's Alexandria is a integral part of the Northern Virginia and Washington metropolitan region. Alexandria is a convenient base for the traveler visiting Washington, DC, and has historical sites of its own to see.

        Famous residents have included George Washington and Robert E. Lee, who grew up in the city. Old Town, the city's historic core, preserves Colonial and Federal townhouses and many historic buildings and museums. There are also shops, restaurants and an active nightlife to be found along Old Town's brick streets. The Potomac river taxi also docks here and will take you to either Georgetown, DC or Mount Vernon, VA.
        Alexandria, VA, USA
      • Falls Church
        Falls Church is a city with all services centered on hwy 7 in Northern Virginia near Washington DC. I expect the auto traffic is very bad there.
        Falls Church, VA, USA
      • College Park
        College Park is an incorporated city in Prince George's County in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Officially established in 1945, the community grew up around the old Maryland Agricultural College that was founded in 1856. Today it is home to the main campus of the University of Maryland (the successor to the Agricultural College), the largest campus in both the state of Maryland and the Washington metropolitan region.

        Byrd Stadium and the Comcast Center on campus host the university football and basketball teams respectively. The Terrapins (or Terps for short) basketball team won the national championship in 2002. College Park is also home to a branch of the National Archives, the College Park Aviation Museum, and the National Museum of Language.
        College Park, MD, USA

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 1 94.6 33.8 37.2
      Feb 1.5 86.9 34.7 34.2
      Mar 6.5 90.8 43.7 35.7
      Apr 12 89.6 53.6 35.3
      May 17.6 104 63.7 40.9
      Jun 22.1 103.2 71.8 40.6
      Jul 24.6 114.7 76.3 45.2
      Aug 23.6 112.7 74.5 44.4
      Sep 20.1 84.6 68.2 33.3
      Oct 13.7 77.4 56.7 30.5
      Nov 7.3 67.1 45.1 26.4
      Dec 2.1 85.8 35.8 33.8

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