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Washington D.C.’s downtown core covers an area near the White House in the northwest portion of the city. There are several museums, theaters and sports and a section of the area is historic and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Major cultural institutions including the National Aquarium, the National Portrait Gallery and theaters such as the National, the Warner, and the once infamous Ford’s Theater—where Abraham Lincoln was shot—are all here. For top-notch views of the city, the Old Post Office Pavilion’s Observation deck is the tallest building in the area. Many bars, cafes, and retail shops line the Gallery Place corridor on 7th Street. Verizon Center is a major sporting venue, presenting basketball, hockey, and other events. Farragut Square Park and Mount Vernon Square both offer pleasant green space, while the busy restaurants of Chinatown offer excellent cuisine and late hours.

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Washington DC Segway Night Tour

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A fabulous way to see Washington D.C. at night! Highlights include: The White House, US Capitol Building, National Air and Space Museum, Washington Monument, U.S. Navy Memorial and more! Simply the coolest way to see this historical city.

Museums

Admission to Washington DC Newseum

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At the Newseum in Washington DC, immerse yourself in the culmination of five centuries of news history with up-to-date technology and hands-on exhibits. Explore seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services in a unique environmen

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"An Octoroon"

Sunday, July 23, 2017 • 2:00pm

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Hotels

Donovan House, A Kimpton Hotel

1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Just six blocks from the White House, the Donovan House is a luxury hotel within walking distance of numerous shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. This stylish Washington DC hotel features spacious, beautifully appointed guestrooms.

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Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Washington Reagan Airport

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Why stress waiting for unreliable taxis or shuttle transfers to Reagan Washington National Airport? Ensure peace of mind with a private transfer from your downtown Washington DC, Alexandria, or Arlington accommodation to Reagan Washington National Airport

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Courtyard Washington Convention Center

900 F St Nw, Washington, DC 20004

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"An Octoroon"

Sunday, July 23, 2017 • 7:00pm

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Bus Tours

Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

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See Washington DC???s major sites in a fun, unique way ??? aboard an electric cart! As you explore Capitol Hill, see famous monuments and landmarks including the White House, US Capitol Building, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument,

Arts

National Gallery of Art

401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

The National Gallery of Art preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

Museums

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center Tour

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Experience the best of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on this morning, afternoon or full-day tour. View the staggering collections at the museum in Washington DC and see fascinating aircrafts once stored away in the Smithsonian archives at

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