Visiting the Washington DC area

Visiting the Washington DC area for your plastic surgery procedure 1024x527 - Visiting the Washington DC area for your plastic surgery procedure? Here is what you need to know: The US capital, Washington DC is a city on the Potomac River, with Virginia and Maryland as its border states. The city’s neoclassical buildings and monuments define its imposing character, including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s three branches: the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court. Washington DC is also known for its museums and venues of performing arts such as the Kennedy Center. 

Airports 

Washington DC is highly accessible with three major airports: Ronald Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport. This ensures that you can get flights from virtually any major part of the country at any time of the day. 

World’s Best Museums 

Washington DC is home to some of the most iconic museums in the world. It is best to visit them in the morning at 10 am in order to avoid day crowds. You can choose from dozens of museums according to your interests. The famed Smithsonian Institution alone has 19 museums across the city.  

Another outstanding museum is the “Newseum” which has a variety of exhibits related to reporting, journalism, and current events in the US across time. The Holocaust Museum presents a somber tribute the Holocaust victims, including an intricate historical account of the rise and fall of Nazism.  

The city’s latest Smithsonian museum is the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It offers a stunning history of African Americans in the US, including a walk through the days of slavery, the civil rights movement, and modern day movements. 

Landmark Monuments  

Consider visiting the following monuments, which are particularly spectacular at night:  

  • The Lincoln Memorial 
  • The Jefferson Memorial 
  • The Capitol 
  • The Washington Monument 
  • The WWII Memorial 
  • The National Mall 

The DC Happy Hour 

One of the unspoken cultural institutions of the city is the “DC Happy Hour.” Probably the most common exchange among friends in DC is: “Would you like to go to happy hour?” You are sure to get a feel for the city’s local life if you go to one.  

“Happy hour” in the city includes restaurants ranging from upscale eats to dive bars, offering discounted drinks and snacks, and even full meals at time. The happy hour usually begins on a weekday afternoon and lasts until 6 or 7 pm. Although happy hours are prohibited in many cities, in DC they are practically everywhere.