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Visit the Lincoln Memorial, located on Lincoln Memorial Cir SW and 23rd Street NW, which represents the principal landmark of Washington, DC, from where you can also see amazing views of the city, especially at night, when all the city's lights resemble colorful Christmas tree lights.


Explore the National Air and Space Museum, which can be found on Independance Avenue at Sixth Street, where you can see dozens of interesting air craft displays, including the famous Apollo 11.


See the beautiful Washington National Cathedral, situated on Wisconsin Avenue NW, which is the 6th largest Gothic cathedral in the world.


Spend a fun family day out at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, on Connecticut Avenue NW, considered to be one of the finest zoos in the nation. The zoo is famous for its giant pandas but it is also home to various other familiar and exotic creatures, from all over the world.


Sports & outdoor events

The Whidbey Island Marathon & Half Marathon, which will celebrate its 9th edition, in April 11, 2010, is perhaps one of the most popular and favorite annual sporting events in Washington, DC.


Happening just north of Seattle, at Whidbey Island, which is the second longest island in the continental USA, this fun, entertaining event offers runners a scenic course on country back roads, along the waterfront coastline, from where they can see snow-caped mountains, beautiful beaches and wildlife, as well as picturesque ocean views.


The course of the marathon is currently under revision, but the organizers promise that the event will be `as scenic and challenging as ever`.



There are numerous joyful and entertaining celebrations happening across Washington, DC, throughout the year, and 3 of the most popular and expected ones are listed below. Check it out!


- The Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, which will take place at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on May 20-22, in 2010, featuring performances by contemporary top female jazz musicians.


- The National Book Festival, which is scheduled in September, at the National Mall, bringing together more than 70 award-winning authors, illustrators and storytellers - a popular Washington annual event that is very much expected by adults and children, alike.


- The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which represents the largest cultural event in Washington, DC, attracting a million visitors, every year, offering them displays of arts, crafts, plenty of food, music and good time. The festival also features cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues, offering everything for everyone.



Washington's nightlife scene is as diverse and appealing as the city itself. There are plenty of `nightly` choices in the city, including great bars, fabulous restaurants, lounges and nightclubs, blues clubs and hotel bars.


The blend of stylish, cutting-edge cultures, the large variety of great attractions, including its party-loving residents and the wide range of popular nightspots, make Washington one of the best cities in USA to spend a fun, memorable night out with friends.


Some of the places which are considered to be `worthy` of being placed on the list of the most popular and favorite nightspots in Washington, DC, are: the 9:30 Club, located on V Street NW, the Big Hunt, situated on Connecticut Avenue, the Black Cat, on 14th Street NW, the Blues Alley, on Wisconsin Avenue NW, Bohemian Caverns, on 11th Street NW, DC 9, which can be found on 9th Street NW, Habana Village, situated on Columbia Road NW, The Red & The Black, on H Street NE, the Zoo Bar, located on Connecticut Avenue NW, and U-Topia, which can be found on U Street NW.


Whatever your choice will be, you and your friends will certainly remember your night out in Washington, long after the vacation ends!


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