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Welcome to the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. — where historical attractions, monuments, famous museums, and festivals attract millions of visitors from all over the world. The Berlitz Learning Center is located just fifteen minutes away from the White House. Your tour of the city should include the scenic pedestrian Mall and the museums of The Smithsonian Institute where you’ll see amazing art, artifacts, and exhibits.
Among the many performing arts venues in DC are The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts where you can see internationally acclaimed performers, and the infamous Ford’s Theatre, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Dedicated to honoring history and great leadership, Washington D.C. offers a truly inspiring setting for language learning.
Top Ten Things To Do In Washington, D.C.
||Visit the National Air and Space Museum to learn about the history of aviation. Exhibits range from the plane the Wright Brothers piloted over Kitty Hawk to supersonic jets and spacecraft.
||Discover the history of the natural world from giant dinosaurs to the tiniest insects and organisms at the National Museum of Natural History. Don’t miss the Hope Diamond and the Butterfly Pavilion.
||The National Zoo has over 2,000 animals including Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, the famous giant pandas, and also features an authentic recreation of a South American rainforest ecosystem.
||Enjoy people watching at the fountain in Dupont Circle. The historic neighborhood surrounding the park boasts beautiful architecture and a mix of galleries, shops and restaurants of all ethnicities.
||Plan a day at the National Gallery of Art which features masterpieces dating from the Renaissance to through to modern and contemporary art as well as a Sculpture Garden.
||Explore the cobblestone streets of Georgetown and enjoy shopping at the many unique boutiques and restaurants. At night the neighborhood comes alive with a diverse nightlife scene.
||The Newseum offers 14 galleries display- ing over 500 years of journalism and news history. You’ll experience state-of-the-art interactive exhibits—you may even see a live news broadcast!
||Alexandria, Virginia is just a short Metro ride away. You can tour the many historic sites in Old Town, spend the day shopping or dine on the Potomac River while enjoying the view of Washington D.C.
||Visit the Eastern Market, Washington DC’s oldest public market where weekends bring the excitement of live music, and over 100 exhibitors with crafts and jewelry and fresh market fare.
||Discover The Library of Congress where you’ll see the Gutenberg Bible on display along with historic drafts of the Declaration of Independence and George Washington’s copy of the Constitution
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Average Temperature: 33° – 78° F, 0.5° – 25.5° C
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