Cherry Blossoms near the Potomac River

2019 Cherry Blossom Season in Washington, D.C. !

The most exciting and beautiful time in D.C. is just around the corner – Cherry Blossom season!   HISTORY    To fully appreciate the beauty of the cherry blossom trees, one must first understand the history of these beautiful plants. In 1912, Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gifted D.C. 3,000 cherry trees as a symbol of friendship and peace …
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Insider’s Guide to Visiting the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol Building welcomes millions of visitors every year and is unquestionably one of DC’s most popular monuments and museums. As such, planning a trip to our country’s capital may be intimidating to some. With so much to see and do in Washington, D.C. where do you begin? All of us at American Guest …
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Capitol Hill Neighborhood

One of my favorite neighborhoods to explore in DC is Capitol Hill. Not only does it have the historical sites and monuments, but also a daily market, great restaurants, and unique shops to visit. Our DC Inn is an easy commute to all of the excitement as we are just a 10-minute walk to the …
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How to Tour the White House

A few weeks ago I had the rare and exciting experience of getting to stride through the hallowed hallways of our nation’s most historical and sacred monument – the White House. The home of our country’s leader is, as you would expect, abounding in regal decor, historical artifacts, and tributes to its previous residents. During …
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Washington D.C.’s finest Monument: The Lincoln Memorial

In many ways the Lincoln Memorial is the heart of all the monuments and memorials in the United States capital. It’s easy to get to this memorial by taxi or tour bus, who often drop visitors off on nearby Daniel French Drive SW or Henry Bacon Drive NW. But most often people walk along the …
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Go to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

In Washington DC, there is more than a few monuments that bring you back to the history of the great men and women that helped shaped the United States of America. Whether it be the Washington Monument, which stands as the tallest structure in the Nation’s Capital city or the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, iconic in …
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The Kalorama Neighborhood of our Washington DC B&B

Here at American Guest House, a DC Inn, we just want to share with you little about the neighborhood we call home. The Kalorama Neighborhood is located in NW Washington DC, straddled between DuPont Circle to its south and Woodley Park to its north. It also borders another well known neighborhood of the city, Adams Morgan. …
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