The capital city of the United States, Washington D.C., offers world-class shopping, cuisine and an exciting nightlife. This influential city has some of the best museums, monuments and memorials in the United States. You’ll be mesmerized by the great symbols of wealth and power at such places as the Washington Monument, the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Pier and the Capital Building. As always, it’s best to plan in advance when booking your cheap flights to DC to experience all the city has to offer.
There’s always a buzz of events in DC, so when you get tired of sightseeing and shopping, there’ll be something else going on for you to check out. This March is a great time for movie-buffs to visit. The DC Environmental Film Festival takes place from March 13th-25th. Here you can catch the best of animation, documentaries, feature films, experimental, archival and children’s movies from all over the world at various venues throughout the city.
The film festival isn’t the only thing to offer something for your kids though. The Refuge System Birthday Bash takes place at the National Wildlife Visitors Center on March 17. This event includes tram rides, live animals and children’s crafts.
As with any major city, there’s always excitement surrounding the local sports teams, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy. Pre-season baseball games begin in DC with a game between the Washington Nationals and the Boston Red Sox at RFK Stadium on April 3, 2012. Of course, if you want to get into the game yourself, there’s the National Marathon taking place on March 17 or the Smithsonian Kite Festival at the National Mall on March 31.
Nature and art lovers should definitely head to Washington in March and April, starting with the National Cherry Blossom Festival from March 20-April 27th. This event takes place every year as the famous cherry blossoms, a gift from Japan to the United States, start to bloom in DC. This year is the hundredth year celebration and includes a parade, fireworks, concerts and many culture events that can’t be missed. In addition, you can also visit the Maryland Day celebrations in neighboring Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. This will take place from March 23-25 and celebrates the history and culture of the area, commemorating the formal founding of the colony of Maryland.
Have some extra time for a big event with your friends? The National Shamrock Festival takes place this year on March 24, and with 10 stages, 15 party areas and endless beer trucks, this is one event you don’t want to miss!
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