Being the capital of the United States, Washington is home to a large number of historic buildings and monuments. The US Capital Building sits on one end of what is called the National Mall, along with the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The President and first family live in the White House on nearby Pennsylvania Avenue.
Downtown Washington is largely occupied by government agencies and offices, but the city isn’t all about work! The Verizon Center, home of the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals is located in nearby Chinatown and the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball recently built a new stadium in south east DC .