With convenient access for out of town travelers by way of three regional airports and Amtrak train service, DC is readily accessible for both domestic and international visitors. Once you’ve arrived, DC is an extremely easy town to navigate. The city prides itself as being pedestrian-friendly, and most area attractions are within walking distance of a Metrorail or Metrobus stop.
The official travel web site for Washington, DC is http://washington.org/. At this site, you can find current information on popular DC attractions, maps of the area, cultural event schedules, and a directory to restaurants and pubs.
For those visiting DC, for the first time – or not since your 8th grade class trip – DC for First Timers is a helpful resource to start your planning.