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Washington DC.

Washington DC Facts & Information

Location Between Maryland and Virginia
Climate Four seasons. Mild/rainy springs, hot sticky summers, mild falls, and cold snowy winters.
Land Area 61 square miles
Population 572,059
Persons Over 65 12.2%
Female Persons 52.9%
Ethnic Groups White 30.8%, Black 60.0%, American Indian 0.3%, Asian 2.7%
Housing Units 274,845
Median Household Income $40,127
Description of Flag Flag of Washington DC
 Washington DC Flag The Flag of Washington DC contains two red horizonal stripes and three red stars on a white background.

More Information
 quickfacts.census.gov

 

Washington DC Culture

Three words that could be used characterize Washington DC’s culture are diplomatic, refined and charismatic. Ironically, these characteristics as also common traits of politicians. One can only assume that the cookie cutter political image rubbed off on the rest of the Washington DC’s population. After all, most working class people interface with politicians and government employees in some way or another. Furthermore, politicians are local celebrities in

Washington DC Why wouldn’t people model themselves after them?

Washington DC does have a college element. Not surprisingly, most of the students at nearby George Mason and Georgetown University are political science majors and law students. People that live in Washington DC are not flashy. Typically grays and blues are worn. Even political liberals dress conservative. Though, a few high fashion boutiques have sprung up around the city. The nation’s capital demands respect and admiration and the culture of the people reflects that demand.

More Information:
 www.state.gov

 

Washington DC Culture

Three words that could be used characterize Washington DC’s culture are diplomatic, refined and charismatic. Ironically, these characteristics as also common traits of politicians. One can only assume that the cookie cutter political image rubbed off on the rest of the Washington DC’s population. After all, most working class people interface with politicians and government employees in some way or another. Furthermore, politicians are local celebrities in

Washington DC Why wouldn’t people model themselves after them?

Washington DC does have a college element. Not surprisingly, most of the students at nearby George Mason and Georgetown University are political science majors and law students. People that live in Washington DC are not flashy. Typically grays and blues are worn. Even political liberals dress conservative. Though, a few high fashion boutiques have sprung up around the city. The nation’s capital demands respect and admiration and the culture of the people reflects that demand.

More Information:
 www.state.gov

 

Washington DC Shopping

Washington DC has some of the most charming shopping districts in the nation. If you’re out sightseeing, you may want to stop by Union Station while you’re at it. In addition to being a railroad station, Union Station is also one of the premier shopping malls in Washington DC, certainly the best place to shop on Capital Hill. Union Station boats over 100 specialty stores and 45 eateries.

Downtown Washington DC is another choice shopping area. The majority of shops are concentrated between 7th and 14th streets and between New York and Pennsylvania Avenues. The scene includes popular retails like Banana Republic, Anne Taylor and H & M, in addition to a Hecht’s department store. There are also a slew of fine stores along Connecticut Avenue.

The shops around Georgetown are a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. Georgetown offers a wonderful mix of familiar retailers, one-of-a-kind boutiques and fine restaurants to choose from. There is also a small shopping mall off the main drag.

Old Town Alexandria is another popular shopping area, very similar to Georgetown. Though, it doesn’t get quite as crowded. The stores do close up shop early. Therefore if you can’t make a day of it, don’t bother making the journey. Even if you strike out shopping, it’s still fun to stroll around Alexandria’s historic colonial streets.

Just outside Washington DC, there are a number of impressive shopping malls in Virginia and Maryland. Some of the more grandiose choices include Tyson’s Corner, Pentagon City, and Towson Town Center.

 

Washington DC Shopping

Washington DC has some of the most charming shopping districts in the nation. If you’re out sightseeing, you may want to stop by Union Station while you’re at it. In addition to being a railroad station, Union Station is also one of the premier shopping malls in Washington DC, certainly the best place to shop on Capital Hill. Union Station boats over 100 specialty stores and 45 eateries.

Downtown Washington DC is another choice shopping area. The majority of shops are concentrated between 7th and 14th streets and between New York and Pennsylvania Avenues. The scene includes popular retails like Banana Republic, Anne Taylor and H & M, in addition to a Hecht’s department store. There are also a slew of fine stores along Connecticut Avenue.

The shops around Georgetown are a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. Georgetown offers a wonderful mix of familiar retailers, one-of-a-kind boutiques and fine restaurants to choose from. There is also a small shopping mall off the main drag.

Old Town Alexandria is another popular shopping area, very similar to Georgetown. Though, it doesn’t get quite as crowded. The stores do close up shop early. Therefore if you can’t make a day of it, don’t bother making the journey. Even if you strike out shopping, it’s still fun to stroll around Alexandria’s historic colonial streets.

Just outside Washington DC, there are a number of impressive shopping malls in Virginia and Maryland. Some of the more grandiose choices include Tyson’s Corner, Pentagon City, and Towson Town Center.

 

Washington DC Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Washington DC. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine
 Afghan Kabob Restaurant 3320 M St. N.W. (202) 337-0300 Afghani
 Taberna Del Alabardero 1776 1st St. NW (202) 429-2200 Spanish
 Clyde's 1111 30th St (202) 333-9150 American
 The Oval Room 800 Connecticut Avenue (202) 463-8700 American
 Montmartre 327 7th St. SE (202) 544-1244 French
 Ceiba 701 14th Street NW (202) 393-3983 American
 Mendocino Grille & Wine Bar 2917 M St. N.W. (202) 333-2912 Californian
 Chef Geoff's 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. (202) 464-4461 American
 1789 Restaurant 1226 36th St. N.W. (202) 965-1789 American
 Restaurant Nora 2132 Florida Ave NW (202) 462-5143 Organic
 Tony & Joe's Seafood Place 3000 K St NW Ste 10 (202) 944-4545 Seafood
 The Occidental 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. (202) 783-1475 American
 Neyla 3206 N St NW (202) 333-6353 Mediterranean
 Market Inn Restaurant 200 E St SW (202) 554-2100 Seafood
 The Caucus Room 401 9th Street (202) 393-1300 Steak
 J Paul's 3218 M St NW (202) 333-3450 American
 Olives DC 1600 K St. N.W. (202) 452-1866 Mediterranean
 Michel Richard Citronelle 3000 M Street (202) 625-2150 French
 DC Coast 1401 K St. N.W. (202) 216-5988 American
 Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar 1054 31st St NW Ste 1000 (202) 337-8855 Seafood
 Butterfield 9 600 14th St NW (202) 289-8810 American
 i Ricchi 1220 19th St NW Ste 400 (202) 835-0459 Italian
 Jyoti Indian Cuisine 2433 18th Street NW. (202) 518-5892 Indian

 

Washington DC Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Washington DC. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine
 Afghan Kabob Restaurant 3320 M St. N.W. (202) 337-0300 Afghani
 Taberna Del Alabardero 1776 1st St. NW (202) 429-2200 Spanish
 Clyde's 1111 30th St (202) 333-9150 American
 The Oval Room 800 Connecticut Avenue (202) 463-8700 American
 Montmartre 327 7th St. SE (202) 544-1244 French
 Ceiba 701 14th Street NW (202) 393-3983 American
 Mendocino Grille & Wine Bar 2917 M St. N.W. (202) 333-2912 Californian
 Chef Geoff's 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. (202) 464-4461 American
 1789 Restaurant 1226 36th St. N.W. (202) 965-1789 American
 Restaurant Nora 2132 Florida Ave NW (202) 462-5143 Organic
 Tony & Joe's Seafood Place 3000 K St NW Ste 10 (202) 944-4545 Seafood
 The Occidental 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. (202) 783-1475 American
 Neyla 3206 N St NW (202) 333-6353 Mediterranean
 Market Inn Restaurant 200 E St SW (202) 554-2100 Seafood
 The Caucus Room 401 9th Street (202) 393-1300 Steak
 J Paul's 3218 M St NW (202) 333-3450 American
 Olives DC 1600 K St. N.W. (202) 452-1866 Mediterranean
 Michel Richard Citronelle 3000 M Street (202) 625-2150 French
 DC Coast 1401 K St. N.W. (202) 216-5988 American
 Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar 1054 31st St NW Ste 1000 (202) 337-8855 Seafood
 Butterfield 9 600 14th St NW (202) 289-8810 American
 i Ricchi 1220 19th St NW Ste 400 (202) 835-0459 Italian
 Jyoti Indian Cuisine 2433 18th Street NW. (202) 518-5892 Indian

 


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