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AARP's must-see sights in the Nation's Capital
The nation’s capital is famed for its majestic monuments and world-class museums, but there’s also the Washington you may not know: a city of about 700,000 residents made up of individual neighborhoods, each with different personalities. It’s a city between North and South, where you’ll find top-notch soul food (including the iconic half-smoke sausages at Ben’s Chili Bowl); an international city serving cuisines from around the globe; a green city with riverside paths and leafy parks; and ultimately, a people’s city — where anyone can gather for peaceful protest, celebration or learning (thanks to the 17 free Smithsonian Institution-affiliated museums, galleries and National Zoo).
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Escape Washington, D.C., for rural charm and seafood
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See Skyline Drive and explore miles of mountain trails
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