*Transport: I personally didn’t opt for the train when traveling from New York to DC – when looking at prices they were around the same as flights. I would suggest going with MegaBus. They are super flexible if you miss your bus you only have to pay a $5 fee to get on any of the others, and usually have multiple buses running to DC on the hour. Be prepared for a 4+ hour trip from New York. Include some snacks, free WiFi and the trip will be done before you know it! Plus you arrive in Union Terminal which is beautiful.
2 15TH ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20560, USA
The tallest and one of the most iconic monuments in the city. This towering tribute was for America’s first president, but ended up taking over a century to plan and construct – not being finished until the 21st president was in office. I would suggest booking tickets to get a bird’s eye view of the nation’s capital.
*Hire Bikes: With all the main attractions being in such close proximity, I would recommend hiring bikes to see them all. Allocate yourself at least two hours – between photos, reading up and stopping for some lunch you’ll definitely cover the main things during this time.
Ride down to the reflecting pools just under the Lincoln Memorial. It was here Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech – delivering a crowd of over 250,000 people.
The White House
Pretty much a “must do” if you’re visiting DC. No sign of Obama, but plenty of protesters and tourists outside the gates. Talk about a lack of privacy!
GEORGETOWN, WASHINGTON, DC, USA
527 8TH ST SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20003, UNITED STATES
I wish this place would move to NYC! Go to CaVa on a weekend and get “all you can eat” Greek Mediterranean Brunch for only $30. Did I mention the 1c Mimosas! All fresh from the kitchen – eggs benedict, grilled cheese, banana fritters and the list goes on. Seriously, do it.