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Washington DC is the capital of the United States, however has a population of less than 1 million people, just over 630,000 to be more precise. It is the 24th largest city in the US and was founded in 1791 to oblige as the nations capital. It is home to many world famous landmarks such as the White House and is often the world's most restricted airspace. Jefferson Pier and the National World War II memorial are also very popular with tourists. The American Declaration of Independence can be viewed at the National Archives, as well as many other famous documents and artefacts concerned with US history. Washington has the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the US and tourism is the 2nd largest industry in this city.

A stay at a hotel or apartment in Washington DC can prove to be expensive, however these figures speak for themselves as there is a world of history to explore here. The Omni Shoreham Hotel guarantees value for money and this establishment has also been given the '4 diamond' award. For anyone travelling with children, there are many hotels which offer amusements and activities. The Carlyle Suites Hotel for example includes small kitchenettes and is located close to the shopping centre.

A holiday in an apartment or hotel in Washington DC will allow you to discover the basis of American culture. Independence Day is one of the biggest events of the year and is looked forward to with great anticipation by locals and tourists. Citizens and Ice Cream lace the ground while the sky is lit up with a dazzling display of fireworks. During July and August, tourists are invited to watch the Washington Redskin practice before the football season kicks off. Also during September is the Prince George's County Fair which includes carnival rides, a circus and firework displays. A hotel or apartment stay here is great at any other time of the year as well as events occur monthly.

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