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As the capital of the United States of America, Washington, DC is a major tourist destination.

It’s a fantastic spot for museum junkies, but also for foodies! It’s got a little bit of everything, really.

Check out the most-asked questions and blog posts below for tips on planning your trip to Washington, DC.

Is Washington, DC safe to visit?

Yes, Washington, DC is safe to visit.

There are neighborhoods in DC where crime is higher than usual, but they are residential neighborhoods and don’t have tourist attractions or activities, so you should be just fine.

As with all travel destinations, be aware of your surroundings at all times and use common sense.

What is the best way to get around DC?

DC is great for tourists because it is very walkable and has decent public transportation known as the Washington Metro.

The one odd thing I still don’t understand about walking in DC is that when there is a short road to cross, the crossing signal will give you plenty of time.

But when there is a wider road to cross, the crossing signal gives you, like, 2 seconds to cross.

The Washington Metro can be a bit confusing to navigate at first. But it’s a great way to get around DC if where you want to go is not within walking distance.

In a nutshell, the Metro is free to enter, but you’ll have to pay to exit. So when you purchase a SmarTrip® card, you’ll want to determine what your journey will cost to ensure you have enough to pay your exit fare.

Download the DC Metro and Bus app to help you navigate your way around DC and determine your exit fare.

The app is available for free at both the Apple iTunes and Google Play app stores.