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The Ultimate D.C. Sightseeing Guide for Travel Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Heading to the nation’s capital for your next contract? Washington D.C. offers amazing history, culture, food, and more for healthcare professionals visiting this vibrant city. As the seat of the federal government and home to iconic landmarks, D.C. is a must-see destination for clinicians on assignment. Here are 5 essential stops to make the most of your experience:


Take in the Iconic Monuments

Walk the National Mall to admire the towering Washington Monument and moving Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials illuminated at night. Don’t miss seeing the White House too.


Explore the Smithsonian Museums

With 20+ museums covering topics from air and space to African American history and culture, you could easily spend weeks immersed in knowledge at the Smithsonian Institution. The best part? Admission is free to almost all the incredible museums. Don’t miss highlights like the Air and Space Museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and National Portrait Gallery.


Catch a Show at the Kennedy Center

After a long shift, unwind by catching world-class opera, theater, ballet, orchestral performances, and more at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Overlooking the Potomac River, this cultural hub hosts dynamic productions sure to entertain.


Sample a Food Tour

Washington D.C.’s dining scene is booming with influences from around the world. Enjoy a food tour to taste culinary treats from Ethiopian to Salvadoran to Korean and more. It’s a delicious way to experience D.C.’s diversity.


Take a Bike Ride

Cruise Washington’s famous monuments and neighborhoods by bike, like a ride around the Tidal Basin overlooking the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument. Many bike-share stations and trails make it easy to explore D.C. on two wheels.


With amazing culture, history, and cuisine, and plenty of transportation options, Washington D.C. offers many memorable ways for travel clinicians to explore. What will you add to your D.C. itinerary?