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Two must-see places in Washington DC for a lover of culture

Date Added: July 23, 2010 05:09:31 PM
Author: Aurel
Category: Travel and Travel Agents: Travel Advice & Information

If you are interested in the theatre then you may want to visit the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Ford's Theater while you are in Washington DC. Neither of these will likely make for an a single attraction vacation plan, but both are significant in their own ways. There is the culture that they continue to share today; the cultural significance of the roles that they have filled through the past; and the historical significance of the structures themselves.

Planning your vacation may be something you want to begin after taking a look at the schedules of the theatres. While many of the other attractions such as monuments will be there any time, what is showing in the theatres and in the temporary exhibit halls of museums does change. In addition some monuments may be closed at specific times, so checking all the schedules before making plans can be a good idea.

Once you have an idea of when you want to go to see what you want to see, you will need to give some though to where you will stay. There are some central hotels and vacation properties for rent by owner in prime locations. Choosing these can reduce travel time and expense once you have arrived in the city. Choosing just the right lodging can make for wonderful experience the entire time you are on vacation.

With two theatres you have the possibility to see more than one show. You might even decide that you would like to visit other theatres in the area. The diversity that you can find in Washington, DC is one that can help you to better appreciate all that you experience. Be certain to take in the cultural and historical significance of the theatres themselves too while you are there.

Ford's Theatre is the place where Lincoln was assassinated. That is only one facet of the theatre's significance though. There is much more to learn and to experience.

Likewise, assuming that Washington, DC is only a place of politics is a naive notion. There are natural history museums that can inform you about the history of life on Earth and about the development of culture. These are only a few more of the activities and attractions that are available for you in Washington, DC. The surrounding are is rich in interesting things as well.

Washington, DC is one of those locations where traveling into the surrounding states for day trips is not unheard of. You may find that some of the attractions that surround you are reason enough to make the trip as well.

When planning your vacation consider some of the many pre-planned itineraries that are available online for free. These can supply you with complete plans that you may find more than suitable for yourself and those in your vacation party. In other cases these itineraries may serve as very useful information to provide you with ideas. By selecting a number of attractions from multiple itineraries you may be able to create a customized itinerary for your vacation that offers just what you are wanting.

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