Justitia Omnibus, “Justice for all,” is the official motto of Washington, D.C..
Washington, D.C. is the capital of USA and famous for its landmarks and memorials. When your hear Washington, D.C, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? The White House, George Bush?
Washington shelters essential piece of USA’s history, and also the world.
If you ever travel to the Capital of the Home of the brave (USA), here are some tips to help you navigate your way.
Landmarks and Memorials
The White House
The first attraction that pops out in our mind is of course the “White House.” This is the residence of the President and is the headquarters of USA’s government. The main attraction is what’s inside the house, the Rose Garden, Lincoln Bedroom, Kitchen etc. Each room inside the house has their own significance that makes them very interesting.
This national monument was built in 1914-1922 to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. This site is also where Martin Luther King delivered his legacy, the speech “I have a dream.”
The Washington Monument
This monument in the form of an obelisk fortified in the National Mall was built to pay tribute to the first ever President of the United States, George Washington. It is majestic when the obelisk reflection is seen on the pool in front of it.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History/Air and Space Museum
This tourist attraction contains artifacts, fossils, sculptures, paintings and more pieces of art that came from different parts of the world. Have you ever seen the movie, Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian? If you have then you probably have a good background for the museum.
For aviation savvy individuals out there, the Air and Space Museum showcases different vintage design of airplanes, pilot uniforms, astronaut suit and more. This museum is a legacy of the flight industry as a whole today.
National Gallery of Art
Masterpieces of great artists are contained in this site in order to preserve their craft. Works of Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, and more genius is exhibited in the gallery.
Best Eats in D.C
After a whole day of looking at monuments and paintings, consider visiting some of these restaurants that are said to provide amazing meals.
- Barmini – 855 E Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
- The Capita Grille – 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004(6th Street)
- Lafayette Restaurant – 800 16th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20006 (H Street)
- Amorini Panini Restaurant – 801 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
- Le Diplomate – 1601 14th St NW, 202-332-3333, Washington DC, DC20005
If you are ever in Washington during the month of May, make sure to attend the Passport CD event. Over 50 embassy open houses welcomes travelers to share different nation’s culture and customs. Travel the world in one area.
Washington may not have much to offer when it comes to other travel interests like leisure, technology etc. But the richness of the history is beyond our expectation, people come and go to learn about the old days and how everything turns out today.
Washington is a vessel of World’s history.
I hope this article provided encouragement and amazement to all of you readers. Feel free to leave your comment below.