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Washington, D.C.

Outdoor celebrations.

This holiday season, travelers can join in the capital's festive spirit. Head to the annual Downtown Holiday Market (Nov. 25 - Dec. 23) to browse for gifts from over 150 exhibitors. Test your balance and skate in The Ice Rink set up in the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden, perfect for checking out the large-scale works.

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Experience capital icons.

Many of D.C’s national treasures are free. Choose from 11 monuments and memorials on the National Mall, or the 16 different Smithsonian Museums, as well as the National Zoo. Don’t miss artworks by masters da Vinci, Degas and Monet at the National Gallery of Art, also free.

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A foodie's nirvana.

D.C.’s celebrated dining scene will excite any foodie. Experience the eclectic vibes on the U Street Corridor or seek out restaurants by renowned chefs, such as Jose Andres. For a cocktail with the best city views, check out POV at the W Hotel.

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Explore 60+ museums.

D.C.'s museums and structures turn into an educational playground when you bring the kiddies to the capital. Children can make and test paper airplanes at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum or anchor their own news segment at the Newseum. More hands-on exhibits can be found in the D.C. Cool Kids Activity Guide.

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Sample beers & 'hoods.

Live music venues and casual beer halls line the streets in Adams Morgan. Trendy alehouses dot Logan and Dupont Circles. Swanky lounges and clubs attract patrons to K Street. All around town, eager diners dig in to DC’s worldly restaurant scene.

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