Things to do in Washington
I became curious about Washington thanks to the TV series on Netflix “Designated Survivor” (highly recommended) so in a trip to new York I chosed Washington as first stop, just few days to see the White House, the Capitol and then away with the car rented with to Rentalcars.com to new York in a few hours.
When I arrived in Washington I had no expectations… that’s why today I am here to tell you that Washington amazed, conquered, captured me.
An extreme beauty, rich of history, culture, peace and harmony …
Washington is this and more !
So… What are the things to do in Washington?
Things to do in Washington – Where to stay
Washington offers several possibilities for accommodation, to not spend too much you can choose an hotel out from the Center but it should be near to the metro station, that’s important!
Things to do in Washington- How to move in Washington
The Metro connects perfectly every corner, you’ll have to buy on-site a card, the smartrip card, a kind of electronic ticket rechargeable. Usually when you buy this card, there’s inside approximately $ 8.
Things to do in Washington – Day 1
the Metro station: Farragut West
– The White House: official residence and main place of the President of the United States from November 1, 1800, when John Adams, second president after Washington, moved to the President’s House, as it was called. Only in 1902 officially took the name of White House.
– Washington monument
– Vietnam veterans Memorial
– Korean war Memorial
– Lincoln Memorial
– Franklyn D. Roosevelt Memorial
– Martin Luther King Memorial
– Jefferson Memorial: a wonderful place where every year for about ten days, between March 20 and April 10, the over 600 cherry trees donated in 1912 by Japan, offer a spectacular flowering called “Cherry Blossom Festival”.
Things to do in Washington – Day 2
The Metro station: Metro Center
We continue our journey discovering the main monuments and attractions of the National mall, the Central area ranging from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial.
Of these listed places below, you may choose two or three of them because it will be difficult to visit all!
– National air & space (there is one Museum more beautiful than this, keep reading!)
– National Museum of natural history
– National Museum of American history
– National Museum of American Indian
– International Spy Museum
After that, go to the Union station, where you’ll find some cute places for dinner!
Things to do in Washington – Day 3
In around one hour by car (we like driving safe and carefree so we rent always through RentalCars.com, the best service!) you will find the “Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center” one of the most beautiful museums in the world for aircraft lovers. Incredible pieces of history including the Space Shuttle Discovery, the Concorde, the SR71 Blackbird.
Metro station: Union Station
– Union station
– Capitol Hill
– George Town, an area really characteristic, that I loved. It is not reachable by metro (the most convenient station would be Foggy Bottom) so we reached it by car. George Town is the oldest district, founded in 1751 by Scottish settlers. Do not miss a walk in this neighborhood, it’s wonderful. Stop in one of its cozy pubs and restaurants for dinner!
Got more time?
– Pentagon (the Metro station: Pentagon)don’t have big expectations, it is a big building where you can feel the highest security of defense most important of the United States.
– Monumental Cemetery Arlington (the Metro station: Pentagon) this is worth to see if you are curious! The starting point is the Visitor Center where you will find the detailed map to proceed with your visit. Surely to see the grave of President Kennedy, of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington House, Old memorial Anphiteater, USS Maine Memorial and much more.
A city is not measured by its length and width,
but from the breadth of his vision and from the height of his dreams.
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