Despite being America’s capital city, Washington DC’s architecture has a distinctly Euro-pean feel – perhaps unsurprisingly when you learn it was actually designed by a Parisian! The bustling heart of America, Washington DC, or ‘the District’, is where America’s leaders gather to create a better USA. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 4 things you ab-solutely must do whilst in Washington DC, the capital city of the United States of America…
1. Visit the White House – it may seem an obvious or even cliché choice, but we all know that no trip to America’s capital would be complete without visiting the White House. Acting as both a home and workplace for each President for the last 217 years, this iconic building is where all great decisions, talks and bills take place.
2. Think like a spy! – DC’s very own International Spy Museum is home to all things spy related and will appeal to the inner child in all of us! Whether you’d love to find out more about KGB lipstick pistols or the thought of being Bond for a day really floats your boat then this unusual museum is not to be missed!
3. Lose yourself in the Malcolm X Park – officially called Meridian Hill Park but known to many as Malcolm X Park, this stunning expanse of gardens stretches for around 12 acres and offers a peaceful hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the capital – perfect for catching your breath and recharging your batteries!
4. Get peddling! – Hiring a peddle boat on Washington’s Tidal Basin is not only brilliant fun, but it also happens to be one of the best ways of admiring the stunning local archi-tecture! Floating along the water offers a unique viewpoint of this incredible city and is a brilliant way to treat your loved one to a memory of a lifetime!
But that’s not all! This wonderful city has a whole lot more to offer, so why not go and ex-plore it for yourself! Whilst you’re there, your friends and family can call you cheaply and keep up-to-date with your American adventures through Cherry Call; simply give them the international dialling code of 001 and point them in the direction of our website!