They might not be the first names that spring to mind when you think about iconic american cities, but Philadelphia and washington DC both deserve a place on your must-visit list - Here's why.
Wake up in Washington DC
Packed full of iconic sights and free-to-enter museums, the US capital is a fantastic place, and nothing will prepare you for your first visit to the National Mall. With its iconic white dome, the US Capitol Building stands at one end and the impressive Lincoln Memorial at the other. In between, the Washington Monument soars to the sky, honouring America’s first president. Not far from here, a long list of world-class museums offers something for everyone, from renowned art collections and stories of African-American life to a journey through the history of aviation and space exploration. Washington DC is also the home of the President of the United States, and whilst you probably won’t be able to step inside the White House itself – a trip to the Visitor Center is definitely worth the effort if you want to learn about the history of the building and the lives of those who have called it home. When you’ve finished exploring, it’s time to hit Washington’s thriving restaurant scene. Whatever you fancy you’ll find it here, from Michelinstarred restaurants to rooftop venues, and some great-value casual options.