Washington,  District of Columbia:

White House
City Map
U.S. Capitol
Jefferson Memorial
White House
City Map
U.S. Capitol
Jefferson Memorial

Washington, D.C., city and district, capital of the United States of America. The city of Washington has the same boundaries as the District of Columbia

(D.C.), a federal territory established in 1790 as the site of the new nation's permanent capital. Named after the first U.S. president, George Washington, the city has served since 1800 as the seat of federal government.

Wherever the American citizen may be a stranger, he is always at home in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. is your city, no matter what country you come from. If you come from abroad, you may really feel it is your city, as the capital of the free world. The White House is now better known around the globe than many palaces in Europe.

Washington, D.C. is a city of monuments and history. Like a vision in fantasy, the large white dome of the US Capitol rises above the trees at the end of converging avenues in Washington. The Washington area offers a variety of both natural and manmade environments. It is an area rich in history and vast scenic beauty. Washingtonians have the best of many worlds. It is sophisticated, modern, and an international capitol surrounded by an incredible countryside. The District of today is a city of power, prestige and elegance with diverse communities that reflect the cultural and social diversity of the population.

Washington, D.C. has been the nation's capital since 1800 and home to every U.S. President since John Adams. The capital city is built to human scale. There are no skyscrapers because federal law prohibits the construction of any building taller than the Capitol. There are broad avenues, plenty of parks, monuments, and memorials.

Washington is also an international capital and is host to over 130 embassies from around the world. The presence of foreign governments attracts many international agencies. Washington is a city of ethnicity, keeping alive the traditions of diverse people who call this city a home.

This page has links to information for residents and tourists in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. See a list of Important DC Phone Numbers.

Blues Alley - Washinton, DC
Jazz Blues AlleyFounded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest continuing jazz supper club,having showcased internationally renowned concert hall artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd and Maynard Ferguson, in a small intimate setting.

Located in the heart of historic Georgetown, It is open Seven days a week.

Cherry Blossom Festival
The Cherry BlossomsThe famous trees, a gift from Japan in 1912, signal the coming of Spring with an explosion of life and color surrounding the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin in a sea of pink and white. Exactly when the buds will open is not an easy question to answer, but the National Park Service Regional Horticulturalist Robert DeFeo has been fairly accurate in his forecasts over the past several years.
The 2002 Cherry Blossom Festival will be Sunday, March 24 to Sunday, April 7

DC Convention and Visitors Association
Washington DCOfficial Tourism website of Washington, DC. Thibking of visiting Washington DC? This site will offer you a wealth of information including Where to eat, What to do, Where to stay and What to See. Membership is required but worth it. Highly recommended.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Kennedy Center For Performing ArtsThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is America's National Cultural Center. Located in Washington, DC, the Kennedy Center presents the latest musical and theatrical productions, jazz concerts, family performances, and a free performance every day at 6pm on the Millennium Stage

The Mall
The MallThe National Mall, a park envisioned during the 18th century, remained undeveloped until the McMillan Plan of 1902 urged a return to the original design of French architect Pierre L'Enfant. During the 20th century the area of the Mall was cleaned up, establishing a boulevard that stretches from the Capitol building to the Washington Monument, seen here in the distance.

For more information on ranger programs and National Mall activities call 202-426-6841.


Washington, D.C. Links

CityPaper's Music Listings in Washington, DC
DC Chamber of Commerce
DC National Symphony Orchestra
DC Sightseeing Map
Washington, D.C., Tourist Attractions
Museum showings
Washington Area Music Association
Washington Bach Consort
Washington Board of Trade
Washington, D.C. Concierge
Washington, D.C. Entertainment Guide
Washington: Downtown
Washington Monument Cam
George Washington Masonic Memorial


District of Columbia Downtown Area
7th-14th, D-G Streets, N.W.
Major department stores include Hecht's and The Shops at National Place

Georgetown Park, Georgetown
Wisconsin and M Street, N.W.

More than 80 nationally acclaimed specialty shops, restaurants, specialty food stores and services are offered in this enclosed mall with Victorian decor.

Mazza Gallery/Pavilion/Chevy Chase
Wisconsin and Western Avenues, N.W.
Major department stores include Neiman-Marcus, Lord & Taylor, and Brooks Brothers. Street and enclosed mall shopping and restaurants near Friendship Heights Metrorail.