Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States and the most popular city to visit from New York City. It takes approximately four hours to get to Washington D.C. by car from NYC.
As a brief introduction, Washington D.C. was built with the idea that it would become the country’s capital. President Washington commissioned the French architect L’Enfant to design the city at the end of the eighteenth century. Its name commemorates the first President of the United States.
Presently, D.C. is home to 8 million people.
Washington D.C. is a city full of Governmental buildings, museums and historic monuments, most in the National Mall area, a park-like grand avenue in the city center. The most important ones are:
Besides these top attractions, if you decide to spend a night in Washington and have more time to spare, you can visit a lot of other interesting monuments and museums.
At night, the best idea is to visit the relatively lively area of Georgetown. You’ll also find visitors going to the Lincoln Monument.
The majority of tourist attractions in Washington are free, which is certainly a plus.
There are several options to get to Washington D.C. from New York City:
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240 miles southwest of New York.
Set off on a full day-trip from New York to the United States’ capital city Washington D.C. and visit Arlington cemetery, the White House, the Capitol Building and take a panoramic tour of the city.14 hours 169$