District of Columbia is 67 square miles and divided into 4
quadrants: Northwest, Southwest, Northeast and Southeast.
The U.S. Capitol building marks the center where the
quadrants meet. Numbered streets run north and south.
Lettered streets run east and west (there are no J, X, Y
or Z streets), becoming two-syllable names, then
three-syllable names as you travel farther out from the
center. Avenues named for US states run diagonally, often
meeting at traffic circles and squares.
its celebrated symbols of patriotism to its trendy
neighborhoods, the sights and sounds of the nation's
capital inspire millions of visitors every year. Packed
with famous sights, free attractions, and an endless
calendar of special events, Washington, DC offers
year-round inspiring experiences. The United States
Capitol has so much to see that you should spend several
days here just too get a view of the highlights. One could
spend days just roaming through the Smithsonian, composed
of sixteen museums and galleries, the National Zoo, and
numerous research facilities in the United States and
abroad. Whether it is art, culture, science or history,
the Smithsonian preserved and shares the great
achievements of mankind. Marvel at the Lincoln Memorial.
Visit congress and tour the White House. Pay tribute at
Arlington Cemetery, the WWII Memorial, and the Vietnam War
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