Those who explore the capital of the United States will find a city brimming with monuments, memorials and museums. But dig a little deeper and you’ll quickly “Discover the real DC”.

While we’re certainly not suggesting you skip the landmarks, our new 6-page guide is full of local favourites and lesser-known experiences – everything from culture to cuisine – that make DC a truly unmissable destination.

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Number of reference books in the Library of congress - the largest one in the world


Number of presidents who have not lived in The White House. This is because the White House was only completed one year after the death of the first PUSA George Washington


Percentage of Washington locals who speak a language other than English (The city also houses more than 175 embassies and international cultural centres)


Number of pruned mini trees, housed in the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum