Washington D.C.

Hi guys,
I’ve recently been to D.C. for my second time. The first time I didn’t see enough to write a post, and I was sure I was coming back to end my trip. Unless you stop visiting every museum three days are enough to see everything.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States and the 23rd-most populous city in the United States. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.
Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital and it is the centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States, including the Congress, President, and Supreme Court.

My first time there was for Thanksgiving and then Black Friday, so I took a quick tour downtown (National Mall) and then i went shopping at Tyson Corner center. The second time i was there was for the cherry blossom’s parade and the rest of the city. Since it is a very famous event it was very crowded, and even tho the parade was nothing special, the city is stunning. There is also a website that is updated every year with all the events and tells you when the trees are going to bloom.

DAY 1:
Lincoln Memorial – 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037
Jefferson Memorial – 701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242
Washington Monument – 2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024
White House: What a delusion… It was smaller then I was expecting, maybe it is beacuse I’m used to european palces. I know you can tour the inside but you have to book it online and in advance. Unfortunately when I was there it was closed to the public.
Holocaust Memorial Museum – 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024
Really small museum, but very interesting. The visiting paths inside are very well done.

DAY 2:
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum – 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
We went there on my host dad’s suggestion because it is a very unique museum. It holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world.
Natural History Museum – 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560
Both museums were free and they are perfect for kids too! There are so many things that they can watch, touch and play with!
United States Capitol – East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004
It was on my to do list, but it was under restoration and it was covered in scaffoldings, so I didn’t go visiting it.

DAY 3:
In DC there are lots of museum to visti, so if you have a third day, you can visit some of them and why not? Maybe even the Pentagon and Arlington’s cemetery

WHERE TO SLEEP AND PARK
For the night I booked, with airbnb, a room just a little bit outside of DC. The house was neat, clean,cozy and 10min driving far from the subway station. The host was very nice and welcoming, she even set the table for us for breakfast, plus we had our own bathroom. Here the link.
I suggest you also to not drive downtown. We parked in subaway parking lot closer to where our room was. On weekends it is free. The price of ticket ride depends on which is you first station and were you wanna get off.

Dc is very pretty and I really recommend to visit it in spring. I was there in winter too and it is less worth it.  Don’t forget the sunscreen. For the first time I got sunburned while visiting a city!
The weekend was only 80$ per person and I think it was an awesome price!

Susa

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