New York and Chicago might have skyscrapers, but those buildings cower in importance before the magnificent Washington Monument and the Capitol Building. The memorials to Abraham Lincoln, WWII, Vietnam, and Korea remind us of the great sacrifices America has made in the name of freedom and democracy. And let's not forget the great restaurants, museums and exciting nightlife! Take our quiz and discover just how much a fun a trip to Washington D.C. can be.
How many people visit D.C. each year?
More than 20 million people come the U.S. capital each year to enjoy its monuments, museums, and cuisine.
How would residents describe the weather patterns in D.C.?
Washington's weather is entirely unpredictable. Some winters you get a few feet of snow, while other years you get only a few inches. The temperatures vary greatly from day to day regardless of the season, so be forewarned.
Washington D.C. is third, behind Los Angeles and San Francisco, among the worst traffic-ridden cities in the U.S. Add to that the difficulties navigating the city and you'll understand why most residents prefer the light-rail system.
Which of these festivals attracts more than one million visitors to D.C. every year?
National Cherry Blossom Festival
The beauty and serenity of D.C.'s cherry blossoms, combined with the one million people who annually attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival, make for one of the exciting times on the D.C. calendar.