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Take a Trip: Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is ranked #1 in Best Historic Destinations in the USA, #2 in Best Places to Visit in the USA, #4 Best Affordable Family Vacations, #5 Best Affordable Destinations in the USA. D.C. is the perfect place for your next Airstream vacation or as a stop on your next road trip!

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Your next trip to cross off on your #BucketList: Washington, D.C.

A treasure trove of the United States' founding documents, the National Archives are high on the list of travelers' to-do lists and almost always have long lines to get in. But once you do get inside, you'll see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, along with one of the surviving copies of the Magna Carta and the Emancipation Proclamation.

National Archives and Records Administration

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Georgetown is a historic neighborhood, commercial, and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.

Georgetown - Washington DC, D.C.

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President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre during a performance of Our American Cousin. He later died from the gunshot wound just across the street. Today, you can tour the theater and in-house museum for free, or you can take in a performance (mostly family-oriented musicals).

The Library of Congress is actually comprised of three buildings, which contain about 21 million books, among other manuscripts, sound recordings, maps and photographs. The most famous building in the trio is the Thomas Jefferson Building, which was raised in 1897 and holds one of the Gutenberg Bibles, among other exhibits.

The National World War II Memorial was dedicated in 2004 to the 400,000 Americans who died during the war. A circle of 56 pilings (representing the then 56 U.S. states and territories) looks in on a pool.

Arguably the most magnificent building in the Washington, the U.S. Capitol Building is a white marble structure (which pays serious homage to Italian architecture), complete with a massive dome, huge north and south wings, a fairly new Visitors Center and some lovely grounds.

United States Capitol Building

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The home of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1801, the White House is America's most famous homestead. A number of rooms are available to tour, but the State Floor, which includes the East Room as well as the Green, Blue and Red rooms are of special note. President Bill Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, was said to have hosted pizza parties in the State Dining Room, while President Theodore Roosevelt's children are said to have roller-skated in the East Room.

Pegged as one of the world's best natural history museums, the Smithsonian's brand attracts somewhere around seven million visitors a year. Don't miss the tarantula feedings in the O. Orkin Insect Zoo, or saying hello to the many years-extinct dinosaur bones in the Dinosaur Hall.

National Museum of Natural History

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If you've never been to DC before, you might want to time your visit to the cherry blossoms. The Tidal Basin's cherry blossom trees (gifted to DC from Toyko) bloom into cotton candy-colored tufts every year as March turns into April, and they attract hordes of visitors. You can enjoy the blossoms by walking along the Tidal Basin, paddle boating inside the basin or taking a cruise. But there are also other events associated with the festival, including a 10K, fireworks, concerts and more.

Tidal Basin - Washington DC, D.C.

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Upon entering the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, you'll be given an identification card with the name and personal information of an actual person who experienced the Holocaust; as you move through the exhibits — Hitler's rise to power, anti-Semitic propaganda, the horrors of the Final Solution — you'll be given updates on your person's well-being.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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If you're any kind of art connoisseur, you should make a stop at the National Gallery of Art. Composed of an East Building, which houses the gallery's more modern works, from Matisse to Rothko, and a West Building, which contains the collections older works, from Botticelli to Monet, this museum has works enough to fill an entire afternoon; pace yourself and maybe order a coffee, gelato or lunch at the gallery's café.

National Gallery of Art

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This massive cathedral — the sixth largest in the world — was started in 1907 but only finished construction in 1990. Designed in the gothic style, the Washington National Cathedral is also surrounded by gardens, which both travelers and experts alike seem to be delighted by. Today, you can tour it any day of the week, though it's only open for worship on Sunday mornings.

Washington National Cathedral

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Thomas Jefferson, another beloved U.S. president, is memorialized in this monument along the picturesque Tidal Basin (especially during cherry blossom season).

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

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This tall obelisk has become a symbol for the capital city. And at 555 feet and five inches, it was (at its completion in 1884) the tallest structure in the word. Today, travelers can ride an elevator up to the top to enjoy a sweeping view of the city.

Washington Monument

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The Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial is a presidential memorial dedicated to the memory of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and to the era he represents.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in Washington, D.C.'s West Potomac Park, southeast of the Lincoln Memorial and just south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall. It commemorates those who served in the Korean War.

Reaching from the U.S. Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is a tree- and museum-lined grassy expanse that becomes the focal point of many tourists' D.C. sightseeing.

The National Mall

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War.

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. across from the Washington Monument. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Lincoln Memorial

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As the closest RV park and campground to Washington, D.C., Cherry Hill Park is the perfect place to stay while camping and exploring our nation's capital. Transportation into the city is available from the campground multiple times daily, working around your vacation schedule. And when you return from a fun day of touring, relax and take advantage of our two swimming pools, hot tub, sauna, and other amenities.

Cherry Hill Park

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