The capital of the US, famous for its numerous official buildings, museums, and its architecture and history

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Washington, D.C., or just Washington? [closed]

What is the name of the capital of the United States? Is it "Washington" or "Washington DC"? I'm aware that "DC" refers to "District of Columbia", which is the non-state internal administrative ...
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What is the cheapest mode of transportation to DCA for a 6AM flight? [closed]

The metro isn't open that early, and I want to be there early enough to get through security in time. I've used Uber before, but the fare was quite expensive. I live in the Van Ness area, and am not ...
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Scenic restaurant overlooking Washington DC

While planning a trip to Washington DC I was wondering whether there is some restaurant/bar from which you can overlook downtown at sunset/night. An example in Atlanta would be the Sun Dial on top ...
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Are there any regular nonstop flights between Washington DC and Vancouver Canada?

While I have heard there are nonstop flights between one of the 3 Washington DC airports and Vancouver (YVR) I have never in practice been able to find one. Are there any regular nonstop flights ...
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Washington DC to Hampton / Newport News by Ferry

I wonder if it is possible and how much it would cost to travel from Washington DC to Newport News (or somewhere near) by boat along the Potomac River?
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How can I witness a United States Supreme Court session?

Supreme Court Visitor Services Page talks about how to enter the building and says that "no photography or video recording is permitted inside the Courtroom" but doesn't really explain how to explain ...
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Wild game for lunch or dinner, in northern Virginia, USA?

I am planning to go to visit friends in northern Virginia and I wonder if there are restaurants or diners or food stands that serve wild game in the area? Like venison, wild boar, and the like... No ...
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Are there any ships I can travel on from USA to India?

I want to go from Washington DC to India by sea. Is it possible? How many days it will take?
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How to travel from/to Washington Dulles and Annapolis?

I've seen a related post on how to get to/from Dulles airport, but I wanted to see if there is any specific further advice to traveling from the airport to Annapolis. Maybe the advice given will also ...
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Two nights in Washington DC, what are good areas to stay?

I will spend two days visiting Washington DC at the end of May (on my way to a professional meeting in Baltimore). I intend to see basic stuff: exterior of the White House, Capitol and/or SCOTUS, ...
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Can we bring a stroller on DC Metrorail?

We're planning a trip to bring my 2.5 year old son to visit the National Museum of Natural History and the National Zoo in the US. Our hotel is right by the metrorail, and our plan is to take it in ...
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Going on a tour of the Pentagon as a non-US citizen?

I'm wondering about going on a tour of the Pentagon when I'm in Washington next month. I'd be interested in knowing what I have to do to apply, and what you get to see on the tour. Evidently it's ...
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Can tourists visit the White House or the US Capitol Building?

As a tourist in Washington DC, is it possible to visit either the White House, or the US Capitol Building? If it is possible, does the process differ for US residents and foreign tourists? And do you ...
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Getting to Reagan Airport (DCA) early in the morning

I'm planning a trip to Washington, DC in October and I need to do something different from my previous trips: fly back home out of Reagan Airport (DCA) early in the morning (6am) on a Wednesday. ...
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How to get to/from Dulles airport?

How do I get to/from Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C.? I've reviewed the options on the website and it's hard to tell what's actually the combination easiest/cheapest way. We're staying near ...
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Theatre/Musical or other activities in Washington DC [closed]

A good friend of mine will work in Washington, DC for two months in the summer of 2012. Since she will have completed her doctoral studies by then me and some firends (we're all located in Munich, ...
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How far into Washington, DC should I drive before taking the Metro?

I plan to drive to Washington, DC, but my understanding is that the Metro is far better than driving for actually getting around downtown DC. First of all, is that assumption correct? Assuming the ...