Washington D.C. is the capitol city of The United States and is situated in the northeast of the country. Some people confuse the city with the state Washington, that you will find in the northwest. Washington D.C. is known of its rich history and of course because it is the nation’s capital. Pierre-Charles L’Enfant was commissioned by the first president of The United States, George Washington, to plan the city. Explore this fascinating city with your reliable and Lejebil.com rental car!
Monuments and memorials in Washington D.C.
There are many monuments and memorials in Washington D.C. You may visit the Washington Monument, which is a 169 meters high obelisk. The monument was created for the first president of The United States, George Washington. The monument is build of marble, granite and sandstone and is the highest obelisk ever built. After this impressive and famous monument you can go to the different memorials. Go see the Lincoln, Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr memorial.
The surrounding areas of the capitol city
After you have taken a photo in front of The White House, you can go discover the surrounding areas. First you can go to the colorful Adams Morgan neighborhood where you can go visit a bookshop, have a drink in the different bars and buy new clothes and gifts. Do you want to see some green? Then you can go to the Rock Creek Park. It is the habitat of the snapping turtle and lots of other native species. You will find the park in the northwest of DC into Maryland.
Tip from our team
The United States Capitol, called the Capitol Building, is a must see in Washington D.C. The building is the home of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. Before you are going to visit the Capitol Building you can buy your tour guide ticket online. The tour includes a 13-minute film, the Crypt, the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall. Visitors can also have breakfast, lunch or just a drink on the lower level of the Capitol.
Where can I pick-up my rental car in Washington D.C.?
When you arrive at Washington Dulles Airport you will exit the baggage claim and proceed down the ramp to Ground Transportation to the Shuttle Bus pick-up area. You will find the Alamo counter where the employee will give you your car keys. You can start your road trip through Washington D.C. and the surrounding area! You do not want to pick up your car at Dulles Airport? You can also pick-up your car at Washington DC Reagan Airport or Washington Downtown.