Jody Victor Tours Washington D.C.

For a weekend or a week the Washington, DC area has loads to offer – it’s a great time to plan a visit to our nation’s capital.

Even though we’ve been to Washington, DC many times, I don’t think we will ever see it all, but it would be fun to try! Maybe you and your family would like to try too – it’s a great place to visit.

When Pierre Charles L’Enfant gazed northward along the banks of the Potomac River in 1791, he envisioned a “pedestal waiting for a monument.” Since that day, Washington, DC has evolved into a fascinating, lively city combining grand, neoclassical government buildings, monuments, memorials, museums and the National Mall with colorful neighborhoods, art, theater, music and culture.

Washington, DC is a powerful symbol not only of our nation but also of democracy and freedom. The District of Columbia’s neighborhoods, people, history and culture truly embody the American Experience – from Duke Ellington to John Phillip Sousa and from the Civil War to civil rights. Only in Washington, DC can visitors be inspired by touring the magnificent Capitol Building and Washington Monument by day and be moved by taking in magical performances by the National Symphony Orchestra and world-class opera by night.

You can discover Washington, DC as more than just a tourist. Become a part of the American Experience. Marvel at the Lincoln Memorial. Show your children the Star-Spangled Banner. Stop at the Eastern Market, an amazing European-style gathering of food vendors and artisans. And be sure to take in some of the many museums.

Located midway along the eastern seaboard of the United States, south of Maryland, north of Virginia, Washington, DC has glorious weather during all four seasons. Warm weather usually prevails from April until as late as October. Winters are short and mild with more rain than snow.