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Washington D.C., Boston

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Washington D.C.

The nation’s capital

Home to some of the USA’s most important landmarks and monuments, Washington, D.C., simmers with the nation’s history and culture. Aside from the White House and the Capitol Building, one of the most iconic places is the National Mall, a large park area home to the Washington Monument, built to honour George Washington.

What to do in Washington D.C.

D.C. in detail

Soak up the reverence and supremacy of this mighty city. See the White House and Capitol Hill in all their splendour, stand on the steps where MLK made his Dream speech, and visit the graves of military heroes and presidents in Arlington. Choose which of the 17 Smithsonian sites pique your interest, perhaps the Air and Space Museum or the Natural History Museum – they’re all completely free to enter.

Where to stay in Washington D.C.

The neighbourhoods to know

The hotels around Dupont Circle have easy access to the area’s upscale restaurants, trendy bars, and historic architecture. Georgetown is known for its charming cobblestone streets, high-end shops, and waterfront park. In contrast, Capitol Hill is an excellent option for those seeking a more residential feel with its classic row houses and tree-lined streets.


Revolutionary Road

A 90-minute flight brings you to Boston. The Freedom Trail winds a thread-like path around the city, joining historic landmarks and making history hunting easy. Head to the waterfront for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum to relive the revolution with a costumed guide, then return to present-day Boston in the evening to explore the city’s excellent culinary scene.

Paul Revere Statue

What to do in Boston

Handpicked city favourites

Pull on your walking shoes to follow the Freedom Trail or take to two wheels and cycle the HarborWalk that connects Boston’s waterfront neighbourhoods over 43 miles. Stop for pasta in Boston’s North End (aka Little Italy) or head out on the whale-watching trip to spot majestic mammals breaching off the coast. Or, if you’re a sports fan, take a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Fenway Park on a stadium tour.

The New State House

Where to stay in Boston

The locations to know

The downtown area is an excellent option for those who want to stay close to the city's historic sites. The Back Bay neighbourhood is also popular, especially for those who enjoy shopping and fine dining. On the other hand, Cambridge, located across the Charles River, puts you within easy reach of Harvard University’s museums.