At once an international crossroads and America’s ultimate hometown, Washington, DC offers visitors world-class museums and monuments, unique neighbourhoods, top-rated restaurants, gorgeous parks and gardens, and endless performing arts options. Washington, DC is also home to the country’s largest springtime celebration, the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This marks the official kick-off to DC’s warmer weather and welcomes a season full of international cultural celebrations, theater festivals, outdoor activities and extended museum hours. Discover the monuments and memorials, the 16 Smithsonian Museums - National Zoo included -, as well as the National Gallery of Art, National Archives, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving all free of charge. Plus, where else in the world can you visit with a 19-foot President Lincoln, read the real U.S. Constitution, see Dorothy’s ruby red slippers and soak in internationally acclaimed art? Only in Washington, DC.