About District of Columbia
The District of Columbia is located in Washington D.C., and is the capital of the United States. There are numerous areas of interest in the District of Columbia, as it shares a wealth of history in regards to the United States and many monuments are located there that attract much tourism each year. District of Columbia is also home to major industries such as Marriott International Inc., the World Bank and the RFK Stadium.
Things to do in area include annual festivals, such as the famous St. Patrick's Day Parade, the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the annual Fourth of July Celebration that features hundreds of marching bands and a beautiful display of fireworks over the grounds of the Washington Monument. Since Washington, D.C., is one of the most historically enriched places in America, there is a large emphasis on patriotic themes with many of its events. Passport DC, held in May, allows those who travel to D.C. the opportunity to take a firsthand look at the inner workings of the embassies and share with them their culture all month long.
The climate in Washington D.C. is described as a humid sub-tropic zone and includes four complete seasons. The fall and spring seasons are warm, while the summers are hot, humid and reach about 79-80 degrees as a daily average. The winters in D.C. are chilly and snowfall in the 10-15 inch range is not uncommon. The best time to travel to D.C. changes, depending on the individual's preference when it comes to weather, crowds and personal budget. The nearby airports include the Reagan National Airport (D.C.'s closest), Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The latter is located in the neighboring city of Baltimore, Maryland. Each offers a wide variety of traveler-friendly amenities.
Those looking to travel to the District of Columbia will be happy to know that there is a convenient transportation system in place in Washington, D.C., in the form of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. You can find out more about city events, transportation and more by going to www.districtofcolumbia.com. The site also offers information about the many events held in the area year-round, information on hotel accommodations nearby, tours and much more.