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Why Go?

Obama fever has accelerated the capital's restaurant and nightlife renaissance

Honor American history at the monuments lining the National Mall, then see it being made at the new Capitol Visitors' Center

One of the country's best—and most affordable—cultural scenes, with 17 Smithsonian museums and free performances at the Kennedy Center

What To Skip

July and August, when the city gets sticky and buggy


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What For:

Arts + Culture, Design + Architecture, Family, Food + Wine

When To Go:

April, May, September, October


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