Washington DC Travel Guide - Find Hotels, Tours & Attractions in the US Capitol

 
Vietnam Women's Memorial

Constitution Ave. & 23rd St
Washington, DC 20037

Attractions>Sight



Thousands of women served in Vietnam in numerous capacities. The Women's Memorial was created to remember their contributions. The names of eight women appear on the Wall and they are represented here by eight yellowwood trees planted around the plaza. Goodacre purposely left it to the observer to decide what the women in the sculpture are doing. It is interesting to note that the figures of the women and the soldier bring to mind Michelangelo's famous sculpture Pieta.


Other Web Resources

information about washington dc travel

Because the city was built from scratch, Washington's regular town plan is easy to grasp. Centered on Capitol Hill and its governmental monoliths, the District is divided into four quadrants - northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest. Dozens of broad avenues , all named after states, run diagonally across a standard grid of streets , meeting up at monumental traffic circles like Dupont Circle. North-south streets are numbered, east-west ones are lettered. There's no J Street, an intentional slight to early Supreme Court Justice John Jay, or X, Y or Z Street. I Street is often written Eye Street. Be sure to note the relevant two-letter code in any address (NW, NE, SW, SE), which shows its quadrant; 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW is a long way from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave SE.

Once in the city, stop at the DC Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center , Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm; tel 202/328-4748), which can help with maps, tours, bookings and citywide information. Look for visitor information desks at the airports and Union Station. The White House Visitor Information Center , 1450 Pennsylvania Ave NW (daily 7.30am-4pm; tel 202/208-1631), supplies free maps and handy guides to museums and attractions; the most useful is the free Washington DC Visitors Guide .

 
top 5 washington dc tours
  Gettysburg Day Trip from DC
  Washiongton DC in a Day Tour
  Washington DC Dinner Cruise
  Washington DC Duck Tour
  DC Monuments Bike Tour

Popular Attractions
US Capitol Building
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Smithsonian Air-Space Museum
Lincoln Memorial
National Mall
Arlington National Cemetery
Mount Vernon Estate
Washington Monument

Featured Hotels
 •
L'enfant Plaza Hotel
   Walk (.4 mi) to Smithsonian
 • Sofitel Lafayette Sq.
   Bold interiors/unstuffy appeal,
   close to White House
 • The Churchill Hotel
   Historic character, 3 blocks to
   DuPont Circle




Attractions | Attractions Map | Hotels Guide | Hotels Map | Hotels By State | Hotels Near Attractions
City Info | Neighborhoods | Tours | Transportation | Maps
Home | Site Map | Other DC Resources | Contact Us

Our Cities: Chicago | Miami | New York City | Orlando | San Francisco | Others

inquiries: jim@jrlenterprises.com
Must See Washington DC 2017
A Member of the Must See Destinations Travel Network