Washington DC, which was formally a district of Colombia, is commonly known as Washington, or DC. Washington DC, the capital of the United States of America is famous for its wide-ranging neighborhoods, elegantly designed museums, historical monuments and more. One of the most attracting things about DC is that you can explore most of these iconic tourist destinations without paying a penny. This makes the district of Colombia one of the dream destinations for every traveler.
The district offers you limitless entertainment and adventures that make your tours in Washington even better and exciting. Below are some ideas to enjoy your vacation in the most memorable way.
The National Christmas Tree
The National Christmas Tree is one of Washington’s claims to fame during the Christmas holidays. This gorgeous coniferous tree is located in the arch in front of president’s White House and it has beautifully decorated trees around it. These trees are beautified using various ornaments and artworks from all states of the United States.
Furthermore, you can view this amusing display free from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, but you will have to take tickets if you want to see the lighting ceremony from 4:30 – 10 pm.
Downtown Holiday Market
This beautiful market in the district makes exploring the district multiple times a worthy way to pass your time while you are in Washington DC. The Downtown Holiday Market consists of more than 180 exhibitors where you can see unique and offbeat items in all these customized tents.
There are plenty of items in the market such as music, dresses, jewelry, handmade soap, some gaudy gadgets; book, and more. Furthermore, you can also savor the taste of hot coffee from the local roasters and get some mouth-watering mini doughnuts to add to the taste. Additionally, the market will be open daily from 12:00-8:00 pm during the holidays and the sight of the market with all its lights on is spectacular.
Enjoy the ICE At Gaylord National Resort
The Gaylord National Resort’s ICE is a special holiday attraction at the National Harbor. The magical ice world is made of a whopping number of 5000 blocks of ice that weigh apparently 2 million pounds. Moreover, this hand sculpted winter wonderland is maintained at a freezing temperature of 9 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can also walk through an enormous ice structure that is spread across 15000 square feet. The internal side of the structure is thickly insulated to maintain the chilling temperature. Further, you can loan oversized winter coats at the entrance, so that you can stay comfortable inside the ice structure.