Washington, D.C. formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as simply D.C., is the capital of the United States, located on the north bank of the Potomac River and is bordered by the states of Virginia to the southwest and Maryland to the other sides. The Washington Metropolitan Area, of which the District is a part, has a population of 5.4 million, the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the country.
The centres of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are located in the District, as are many of the nation's monuments and museums. Washington, D.C. hosts 174 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Many of the architectural landmarks in Washington, D.C. commemorate important chapters in American history. Visit monuments and memorials like the breathtaking Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the unprecedented Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the White House and the inspiring Marine Corps War Memorial -- many of them only a short walk apart.
The best way to get the most out of your holiday to Washington, DC is to take a guided tour. You can walk, bike, drive, ride a trolley, or even rent a Segway! No matter how you want to visit the monuments and memorials, Topflight WorldWide can help find the right tour for you.