Washington, home to the white house and the power seat of the United States of America. The powerful political presence does not take away the fascinating side attractions available in this state. A trip to the Museum of Flight to get in touch with the technological prowess of these iron birds and to see how far man has come from the days of sticks and stones. You may also visit The White House, rich in presidential lore and enjoy the pleasures of a tour in the very foundation of all that power. If the political realm is not of much interest, then opt for the neoclassical west building showcasing of art pieces from the early 1900s. Get up close and personal with the only da Vinci painting in the Western hemisphere and a slide of Impressionist and post-impressionist works.