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Washington, DC, is not only the nation’s capitol but is also its cultural capitol. An abundance of museums, many of which are free, contribute mightily to the sense of history that is imbued at every turn in this bustling government center.
The Smithsonian dominates the National Mall, which enough cultural food to feed a week of visits. The Washington Monument is free to go up, with a ticket, and offers the best sunset views in all of DC. Lincoln and Jefferson stoically await your visit, and there are dozens of monuments and other points of national interest to take in.
Government makes up the meat of the population in this fine city, and with each passing election the vibe shifts as people transition. While one might think this would lead to a lack of cultural stability, it actually adds a fresh fervor to the local vibe.There are many transitory types, which means new ideas are constantly flowing in and altering the landscape. This flow, coupled with the nature of politics, leads to a vibrant social scene that is ever evolving.
If you like to experience four distinct seasons, Washington, D.C. is your city. The spring and fall months tend to be warm. During the winter, temperatures dip into the 30s. Nor’easters bringing heavy wind, rain and occasional snow are not uncommon in the winter.
Commuters complain that the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area has some of the worst traffic and congestion in the United States. Many other transportation options are available, including a subway system and bus services.
Washington D.C. is the political nerve center of the United States and many local LGBT residents fight to secure the civil rights for gays and lesbians in the rest of the country. Make no mistake, the community is bipartisan when it comes to balancing work and fun!