Located on land ceded by the states of Maryland and Virginia, Washington, D.C. is a city located on federal territory not located in any state. This city is one of the most heavily visited destinations in the United States. Vacation rentals in Washington, D.C. allow visitors to stay as long as needed to see all the sites in the nation's capital.
Guests will quickly realize that a stay in the nation's capital is like an illustrated tour of United States history and government. A visit to the Capitol building is a must on every itinerary. Here, visitors can attend sessions of both the House of Representatives and the Senate when they are in session. Other essential attractions in the Capitol include the old Senate Chamber that later became a longstanding home of the U.S. Supreme Court. Here, some of the most significant high-profile cases in our nation's history were decided.
Guests walking down the front steps of the Capitol will have a magnificent view of the Washington Monument and beyond it, the Reflecting Pond and the Lincoln Memorial. The Washington Monument is an obelisk of white marble surrounded by 50 United States flags, one for each state in the Union. An elevator can take guests to the top of the monument where they can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city, the Potomac River, and the state of Virginia beyond.
Other attractions in the capital include the Library of Congress and the Jefferson Memorial.
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