I recently went down to Washington, DC for a long weekend to see friends. While there, I realized what I already knew, “What a great little escape this is from NYC!” It shouldn’t come as I surprise to me since I called DC home for four years, and grew up an hour outside of the city. Before leaving, I shared with a client I was going on a quick trip home, and was asked about some of the must see things to do. Now I’ll share them with you, tooInflatable Ball!
First check out the National Mall. My favorite monuments are the Lincoln Memorial and the walk along the Tidal Basin to see the FDR, Jefferson and MLK Memorials. http://washington.org/
Then, you can walk back and do all the Museums on the Mall which are free just, like the memorials. My favorite ones are The National Air and Space Museum, The National Museum of Natural History, and The National Museum of the American Indian. http://www.si.edu/
For a beyond awesome personal art collection, check out the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden. It’s a former residence of the late Marjorie Merriweather Post and sits on 25 acres of lush gardens and wooded trails. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/
George Washington’s former estate Mount Vernon is also wonderful to visit. http://www.mountvernon.org/visit-his-estate
… And who doesn’t love pandas! I always enjoy a visit to The National Zoo. The Zoo is run by the Smithsonian, so it’s also free. http://nationalzoo.si.edu/
DC is a great food city, too. My favorite neighborhoods are Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Cleveland and Woodly Park, and the downtown corridor… oh! and Georgetown. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g28970-s204/Washington-Dc:District-Of-Columbia:Neighborhoods.html
Go check our nations capitol!