Sure the city has had its issues, but with some of the finest
museums in the world, a thriving art scene and, of course, the
iconic symbols of America's power all within walking distance of
each other, 'DC' is definitely worth a visit.
Picking highlights is tricky, but the museums of the Smithsonian
Institute (funded by donations from an Englishman, ironically), the
vast Lincoln Memorial and the White House are all must-sees. The
latter two particularly induce a strange sense of déjà vu after so
many on-screen representations, but the impact is in no way reduced
as a result.
Come evening, head to the Kennedy Centre or National Theatre for
the latest and shows and performances, and throughout your stay,
spot the various locations featured in the opening credits of the
smash hit TV series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey as the
Machiavellian politico par excellence.