Spending the weekend in Washington, DC, can be very fun and exciting. With so many different things to see, it’s nearly impossible to be bored as long as one is up for the adventure. Being the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, is home to not only the White House, but so many other beautiful buildings, museums, and breathtaking monuments. Whether you are here for a day or two, for the entire summer or even live here, there is so many things to do and explore that it would take days and even weeks of intense sightseeing to explore everything the way it should be explored.
Having the privilege of living in the nation’s capital for the summer of 2017, I was able to check out a lot of things here that most can only dream about seeing. I walked around the national mall, I was able to be part of a tour that took me inside of the U.S. Capitol Building as well as see many of the other beautiful things this place has to offer. One of my favorite places that I got to see was by far the national mall. Consisting of the U.S. Capitol building, the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial, along with many others surroundings, the entire scenery put together is absolutely stunning. The Washington Monument is located right in the middle of the national mall and provides a great point of view at the city, including the front of the White House. It is a sight that one must see
with their own eyes to truly experience it. If you do get a change and your travels allow, make sure to go there at night as well because everything lit up looks beautiful as well. There are also many things to see as you walk around the national mall. For example, walking from the U.S. Capitol building towards the monument, you will pass the Smithsonian Castle and the National Air and Space Museum which are fun to visit and look at. These are only a few places that I have visited so far and as mentioned earlier, there are plenty of monuments and buildings to see and I encourage you to make the most out of your time here. Other places worth seeing is the Arlington National Cemetery, The Smithsonian Museums, all the monuments along with the remainder of what the city has to offer with its beauty.
And if you are someone that is not afraid to try new things,
especially food, D.C. has plenty of local restaurants, such as the DINER or Shake Shack, that serve delicious foods and can be found in different parts of the city and its subdivisions like Woodley Park, Adams Morgan or DuPont Circle. If you do get a chance, I would recommend you definitely stop by one or two new restaurants, just to get a taste of some local dishes that many enjoy.
Whether you are here for the weekend or for the entire summer, I hope that what I talked about makes you excited and gives you an idea of the things that you can do and what things are awaiting upon your arrival. I hope you get a chance to come visit and explore the beautiful place we get to call the nation’s capital. Thanks for reading.