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Exploring Washington DC

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There's a lot more to do in Washington D.C than clicking pictures before the White House, especially if you are looking for a leisurely holiday. Grab some golfing gear and tee off at one of the many verdant golf courses, for D.C is a veritable gold mine when it comes to great nine-hole courses. You can even experiment with some Footgolf, a new sport that's taking the region by storm at the Pinecrest Golf Course. A plethora of museums will satiate the history buff in you while paddling in the Tidal Basin will reconnect you with nature without straying far into the wild. If you want to recharge after all the sightseeing, pamper and rejuvenate yourself with a massage at any of the premier spas, ensuring a perfect end to a holiday in the national capital.

Andre Chreky the Salon Spa

Located close to the White House, Andre Chreky the Salon Spa has been a favorite of the people for services both as a spa and salon. One of its popular services is the makeup service for weddings both in-salon and offsite services. This one has it all, be it, styling, corrective color, highlights, facials, manicures & pedicures, massage & reflexology, waxing, electrolysis, makeup and more.

1604 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States, 20006
Rock Creek Golf Course

Found within Rock Creek Park, Rock Creek Golf Course was opened in 1909. It offers amenities like family tees, snack bar and corporate outings. Moreover, the course also has a training center named GolfDC Academy, which was established in 1989. Stretching to the length of 4961 yards, the 18-holes golf course is considered one of the most testing golf courses managed by GolfDC. The fairways and hills putting the ball very challenging here. Have a great time golfing.

6100 16th Street, North West, Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, United States, 20011
Pinecrest Golf Course

Stretching to an area of 2,462 yards, Pinecrest Golf Course has mountainous terrain with bunkers and water hazards. The placement of ponds and hills in this narrow course is suited to both experienced and new golfers. Moreover, the biggest feature of the Pinecrest Golf Course is that it is Fairfax County's first golf course to be certified by the American FootGolf League.

6600 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA, United States, 22312
Reston National Golf Course

Managed by Billy Casper Golf, Reston National Golf Course has a learning center that offers a teaching program to both adults and children. Here, try putting the ball by overcoming the water and sand obstacles. Have a great time playing in this golf course that has both natural and man-made hazards. Enjoy.

11875 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA, United States, 20191
Westfields Golf Club

Designed by popular golfer Fred Couples, Westfields Golf Club is surrounded by oak trees, zig-zag landscape, bunkers and a water hazard. Thanks to his professional experience, the placement of the obstructions in this course is such that, both experienced and new players can have a good time here. Thanks to the aforementioned features, Westfields Golf Club has been a winner of numerous awards including the Best of Golf Advisor in 2017.

13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue, Clifton, VA, United States, 20124
National Museum of Natural History

Established in 1910, the National Museum of Natural History aims to inform people about the natural history of the earth through its exhibits. Nestled within this museum is the famous Hope Diamond, which has gained notoriety for supposedly carrying a curse. Apart from that, some of the museum's popular galleries include The Discovery Room, Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals, Dinosaurs/Hall of Paleobiology, Insect Zoo, Teleology: Hall of Bones, Ocean Hall, Hall of Human Origins, and many more.

10th Street & Constutution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, United States, 20560
National Air and Space Museum

Dating back to 1946, the National Air and Space Museum is home to quite a few aircraft that narrate fascinating stories. Everything from the iconic Wright Brothers' Flyer and Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis to World War II planes and Apollo 11 is displayed here, attracting history aficionados, science buffs, and aviation fans alike. Visitors also have the option of using the audio-visual aid to understand the technical aspects of the marvelous exhibits. Moreover, the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater located here screens aircraft and space films on a huge five-story screen. Apart from that, the National Air and Space Museum also has the original Star Trek model of the USS Enterprise on display, which is one of the popular attractions among the visiting crowds at this world-famous place.

6th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC, United States, 20560
Capital Crescent Trail

One of the most popular rail trails in the country and also the most used, the Capital Crescent Trail is a pleasant 11-mile (17.70 kilometers) stretch covering through Georgetown on Water Street till Silver Spring. Set on the once deserted Georgetown Branch rail line, it is a hotspot for rollerbladers, hikers, skateboarders, walkers, bikers and joggers. Most of the trail is asphalt and is also used for commuting. Winding through parks, wooded areas, water bodies and local attractions, it is indeed a landmark in the locality and the nearby areas. So if you're planning to spend a day outdoors without venturing far away from civilization, then Capital Crescent Trail is your destination.

Capital Crescent Trail, Off Water Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States, 20007
Washington Monument

The symbol of the city of Washington, DC, this 555-foot (169-meter) marble obelisk on the National Mall honors the nation's first president, George Washington. The cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid in 1848, but it was fully constructed only in 1884. One can witness a visible change about one-third of the way up the obelisk marble—evidence of the onset of the Civil War. Construction was stalled during the war, and when the builders returned to the same quarry to complete the project afterward, enough time had passed to cause a significant change in the color. It is an emblem of the United States and an icon of the nation; the Washington Monument is a moving sight, its elegant form mirrored in the Reflecting Pool of the Lincoln Monument nearby.

2 15th St. NW, Washington, DC, United States, 20024
National Mall

Part of the original design for the federal city, this massive park stretches from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and around the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial. It has played host to many momentous, world-changing events throughout history including the 1963 March on Washington, the Million Man March and several presidential inaugurations. Today, the National Mall serves as a place for reflection, a memorial to American heroes, a symbol of freedom and a forum for the exercise of democracy. The Smithsonian museums, the Vietnam Memorial, the Reflecting Pool and the iconic Washington Monument are some of the most well-known of the National Mall's many iconic sites. Certainly, any visit to Washington DC should start with a tour of the United States National Mall, aptly named "America's front yard."

Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC, United States, 20024
United States Capitol

The pristine facade, elegant dome, and porticoes of the Capitol Building are a symbol of the principles held dear by the nation's founding fathers and an emblem of representative democracy. Home to the Legislative Branch of the United States Federal Government, the Senate, and the House of Representatives, this iconic neoclassical building attracts many curious tourists from all over the world. Guided tours of the Capitol offer a glimpse into the everyday workings of government officials and the intricacies of its rich interiors. Offering a lesson about the nation's history and its electoral procedures, this monument continues to inspire awe and wonder.

First Street Northeast, Washington, DC, United States, 20004
Library of Congress

Originally intended as a small reference library, the Library of Congress is now home to the second-largest collection of books and reading materials in the world, second only to the British Library. The collection comprises close to 100 million items, including rare documents such as the Gutenberg Bible, early drafts of the Declaration of Independence, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The splendor of the magnificent Main Reading Room is just one of the attractions worth a visit at the Library of Congress. Browse through the many excellent exhibits on display in the library's three buildings, participate in a guided tour, or attend any of the concerts, lectures, and other events hosted here. The library's collection is open to all who hold a valid Reader Identification Card; however, materials cannot be taken outside the library premises. Other than the mind-blowing collection on display, the interiors of this centuries-old building are equally mesmerizing. Huge, vaulted ceilings with classic frescoes and designs, ivory pillars of Greek design, and the irreplaceable heritage surrounding the place make it one of the most iconic locations in the country.

101 Independence Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC, United States, 20540
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