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Two Days in Washington DC

Updated on June 6, 2017
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Traveling has always been one of my passions. It exposes us to new cultures, experiences, and makes the world a better, more tolerant place.

Washington DC

The US Capitol with the Washington Monument behind it.
The US Capitol with the Washington Monument behind it. | Source

Having not visited our nation’s capital since I was a kid I was truly excited when we were invited to a wedding just outside of Washington DC. We quickly decided to make it a very long weekend and planned a Wednesday to Sunday visit around a Saturday evening wedding. We planned to make the six hour drive on a Wednesday morning which would give us Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning to see as much as possible. On Sunday morning we would head home. As is usually the case when we plan a trip our eyes are always bigger than the map and I knew there would be much more to see than we could possibly cram into our time there.

On the Mall heading to  the WWII and Lincoln Memorials
On the Mall heading to the WWII and Lincoln Memorials | Source

We drove down with another couple, good friends that we travel with often, and as planned we left on a Wednesday morning. We wanted to avoid the morning rush hour traffic, which we did, but we knew we would be rolling into DC in the late afternoon during the heading home traffic rush. The drive from southern New England was uneventful, which is always good and as we got closer to Washington we plugged the “White House” into our GPS as our destination figuring we could squeeze in a few hours of sightseeing before heading to Sterling, Virginia where our hotel was located.

Driving in Washington DC is not something that I can recommend, especially at 5pm on a Wednesday afternoon, and despite the directions of our GPS we still managed to make a wrong turn but eventually wound up on Constitution Avenue heading directly toward the Washington Monument. As our GPS was taking us to the White House we turned up 15th Street and amazingly located a parking spot on the street. We knew we were close to the White House but as it turned out we were just a block away.

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Early evening is a great time to be in Washington DC. As we walked toward the Washington Monument we dodged many a softball game on the Mall and this is a very active area with people running, biking, playing softball and of course the hordes of tourists. I was very surprised at the number of people out exercising but Washington DC is clearly attractive to a younger generation and they seem to be embracing and enjoying all that the city has to offer.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument
Washington Monument | Source

From the Washington Monument we gazed in every direction like school kids on a field trip marveling at the sites around us and then headed off to the World War II Memorial and eventually down to the Lincoln Memorial.

When you look at a map of the Mall area of Washington you get an incorrect sense that everything is “right there” and close by. In reality, be prepared to do a lot of walking. Even though the public transportation system in the city is highly regarded and should be utilized, you will still do a lot of walking during you visit.

If you would like to go to the top of the Washington Monument now that the repairs from the August, 2011 earthquake are completed you will need to plan ahead. We tried to get tickets a month before our trip and they were already sold out. They do give out a limited number of first come first serve tickets each morning starting at 8:30 am but these tickets go very quickly.

WWII Memorial

Granite Pillars of the World War II Memorial
Granite Pillars of the World War II Memorial | Source

World War II Memorial

The World War II Memorial is one of the newer memorials on the Mall having opened to the public in 2004. It’s a beautiful memorial with 56 granite pillars surrounding the WWII Memorial Fountain and a large plaza. The 56 pillars are inscribed with the names of each of the 48 states at the time of the Second World War plus the territories of Alaska and Hawaii, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Philippines. We took some photos and sought out the pillars containing the states here in southern New England and headed off to the Lincoln Memorial.

World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial | Source

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial | Source

Lincoln Memorial

With the sun beginning to set Washington DC becomes even more beautiful as the city begins to light up. The view from the Lincoln Memorial back toward the Washington Monument is really an amazing site. The walk along the reflecting pool with Abraham Lincoln guarding one end and the Washington Monument at the other end is certainly more of the more beautiful strolls you can take around the city.

After chatting with the National Park Ranger at the Lincoln Memorial and with a feel for the layout of the city we set off for the evening to our hotel in Sterling, Virginia confident that we now knew our way around for the next couple of days.

Without getting into all of the details of our every step for the next two days I’ll give you the highlights of what was a very active and busy couple of days

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial
The Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial | Source

Day 1:

Tip

They do not allow you to take much of anything into the White House except smartphones and small camera's that do not have a detachable lens. No backpacks, large cameras, bags, pocketbooks, etc., so be prepared. If you want to bring these items into the city with you, you can store them in the Smithsonian Museum (American History), which is right at the end of 14th Street and just 5 minutes from the White House. As you enter the museum the locker room is to the right. They have lockers of various sizes and they are free. We used this and it worked out great, as we did not want to leave cameras, pocketbooks, etc., back at the hotel.

White House

White House Tour -10:30 am: Arrive thirty minute’s prior for security.

About four months before our trip we applied for a tour of the White House, which can be done through your Congressman’s website. It does involve a background check and it can take a few months to hear back so if you want to go into the White House plan ahead.

We had a great visit to the White House and while we did not see the President or the First Family we did get to see Bo and Sunny, the Obama’s two Portuguese Water Dogs. The tour is self-guided but there are secret service personnel in every room to answer questions. Plan on about an hour to go through the White House.

Recent changes to the rules now allow guests' to bring smartphones and small camera's to be used for still-photos as long as you are not interfering with other visitors enjoyment of the tour.

White House

The White House
The White House | Source

US Capitol

US Capitol Tour - 1:30 pm: Arrive thirty minute’s prior for security.

Like the White House we applied for a tour of the Capitol Building about four months prior to our visit. We decided to walk from the White House up to the Capitol with a stop in the American History Museum to gather a few things from our locker. Expect the walk to take about 30 to 45 minutes.

A guide leads this one-hour tour and the groups can be quite large with up to fifty people in each group. They do use headsets so you can hear your guide above all the hustle and bustle of noise. I was a little disappointed in the depth of this tour and if you want to see the Senate and House Galleries apparently you have to make yet another special request in advance, which we were not aware of. Despite my personnel disappointment the US Capitol is an amazing building with an interesting and storied history and is certainly worth touring.

US Capitol

The US Capitol
The US Capitol | Source

Library of Congress

From the US Capitol there is a tunnel that takes visitors underground to the Library of Congress. To be honest this wasn’t high on our list of must see sites but we were so close that we decided to head over via the tunnel. This turned out to be a good decision as there was literally no one but us in the tunnel, which was a nice change of pace from the hordes of tourists that are always in DC. Once in the Library of Congress the beauty of the interior was a welcome surprise. This was easily the most beautiful building we would see during our stay in Washington DC. The interior of the library reminded me of the grand palaces of Italy and I’m not sure the photos do it justice.

Library of Congress

Library of Congress
Library of Congress | Source
The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress | Source
The Luna Lander
The Luna Lander | Source

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

With some of the finest museums in the world here in Washington, and they are all free of charge, you would be remiss if you did not spend some time in any of the Smithsonian Museums.

The Air and Space Museum is just down the Mall from the Capitol and the Library of Congress so after our visit to the Library we headed straight for this amazing tribute to American ingenuity and innovation.

All I can say about the Air and Space Museum is do not miss it. There is so much to see here that you could easily spend all day, two days for that matter, just in this one museum.

Even if you aren’t an aviation junkie seeing the actual Apollo, Mercury, and Gemini Space Capsules and the Spirit of St. Louis was quite a thrill.

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum - Apollo 11 Command Module
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum - Apollo 11 Command Module | Source
Spirit of St. Louis and Space Ship One
Spirit of St. Louis and Space Ship One | Source
Vintage Ford Mustang
Vintage Ford Mustang | Source

Smithsonian American History Museum

With a few hours still to kill before our 7pm dinner reservation at the Old Ebbitt Grill we decided to spend it in the Smithsonian American History Museum. This is another great museum that takes visitors on a trip down memory lane. The highlights here included seeing the First Ladies inaugural gowns, Dorothy’s ruby red shoes from the Wizard of Oz, an exhibit on the World’s Fair including a vintage Ford Mustang, the giant flag that flew above Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner and so much more.

Again, as is a common theme with all of the Smithsonian Museums you could spend all day in just this one museum. But, as we got closer to our dinner reservation time we hurried across the street to a wonderful dinner in the historic Old Ebbitt Grill. Founded in 1856 the Old Ebbitt Grill is considered to be the oldest saloon in Washington DC. After dinner we walked across the street to see the White House all-lit up at night and it really is a beautiful site to see. A short walk had us back to the Federal Triangle metro station and on our way back to our hotel.

This concluded our first full day in Washington DC. We did a lot of walking and saw some amazing sites. The weather was beautiful for this time of year, early June, and we looked forward to seeing more.

American History Museum

A piece of Plymouth Rock
A piece of Plymouth Rock | Source
Dorothy's Ruby Slippers
Dorothy's Ruby Slippers | Source

Day 2:

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

With no scheduled tours on tap for Friday we had the day to explore at will. We started the day with a metro ride to the Smithsonian stop and a visit to the Natural History Museum. This was high on my list of places to visit in DC and we spent a couple of hours going through the museum. They have a number of exhibits on animals of the world, marine life, dinosaurs, gems, ancient Egypt, the evolution of man and of course the stunning Hope Diamond. Plan on at least a couple of hours in each of the Smithsonian Museums, possibly longer depending on how much time you have and your particular level of interest in each museum.

Just across the street from the Natural History Museum is the National Archives so we headed there for a look at some of the most historic documents in the history of America.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum | Source
Egyptian Mummy
Egyptian Mummy | Source

Tip

You can get advance tickets to the National Archives to avoid waiting in line at: https://www.archives.gov/museum/visit/reserved-visits.html

There is a $1.50 fee.

National Archives

There are many must see sites in Washington DC and I consider the National Archives to be one of them. In addition to many of our nation’s most cherished documents this is where the original Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights are housed. Getting into the National Archives involved the longest wait time we had during our visit but it was worth the effort. Let me stress that these are the original hand written documents that our forefathers established for America. Enough said!

National Archives

National Archives
National Archives | Source

Tip

When traveling with friends/family and splitting common expenses it is often cheaper and more efficient to take a taxi.

Arlington National Cemetery

After a Lengthy visit to the National Archives we started to mosey down the Mall toward the Washington Monument with the intent of visiting Arlington National Cemetery. It didn’t take long before we realized we would be better off not walking so we tried to find a bus but wound up just taking a taxi. This turned out to be a good move as our driver took us right to the cemetery entrance. The cost of the taxi divided by two was very reasonable and it wound up costing us less than it would have to take the bus.

Arlington National Cemetery has to be one of the most revered and sacred pieces of property in our vast country. The list of those interred here reads like a who’s who of American history; John F, Robert and Edward Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, General Omar Bradley, William Rehnquist, Abner Doubleday, President Howard Taft, boxer Joe Louis, astronauts Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, and the remains of the Space Shuttle Challenger Crew are just a few. Needless to say the cemetery is the final resting place of countless American hero's who gave their lives for their country.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery | Source
JFK Tomb and the Eternal Flame
JFK Tomb and the Eternal Flame | Source

Day 2 1/2:

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Giant Panda Mei Xiang

National Zoo

Following our visit to Arlington we had to head back to the hotel to attend a pre-wedding meet and greet. It was a long couple of days in DC but we managed to see a lot and with a few hours the next morning before wedding prep we decided to go to the National Zoo if for no other reason than to see the Panda’s, which none of us had ever seen. The zoo has a great variety of animals including lions, tigers and bears and a great orangutan exhibit. Like all of the other exhibits in DC the National Zoo is free but they do charge a hefty $22 for parking.

The highlight at the zoo was certainly seeing Mei Xiang, the female Giant Panda and her cub, Bao Bao. The cub was asleep in a corner while we were there, which made getting a good picture of her difficult but it was exciting never-the-less to see the family of Giant Panda's.

National Zoo

Mei Ziang, the female Panda at the National Zoo
Mei Ziang, the female Panda at the National Zoo | Source
Orangutans
Orangutans | Source

If you are planning a long weekend in Washington DC it is a wonderful place to see some of the most historic monuments, buildings and museums that this country has to offer. Be prepared to do a fair amount of walking and don’t be afraid of using the metro, which is clean and efficient. With just two or three days you will not see everything so pick your sites and save those you can’t get to for your next visit. If you would like to see the White House, US Capitol, and go to the top of the Washington Monument plan ahead as these popular sites require advanced tickets and/or background checks.

I hope you enjoyed this long weekend in Washington DC and found it helpful in planning your own trip to our nations capital.

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      Bill De Giulio 7 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Diane. Thank you. It's an amazing place with so much to see and do. We can't wait to return. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

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      Dianemae 7 weeks ago

      Went to school and lived in DC area. You did a great job in such a short period of time. There is so much to see and do. Your pictures were very good. Thanks for bring some memories back.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi DealForaLiving. It sure was. We tried to see as much as possible but we'll have to go back as you just can't see it all in a few days. Thanks for stopping by, have a nice weekend.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Glimmer. I had not been to DC since I was a kid so I absolutely loved our time there. So much to see that we will have to go back. Wish I had a relative close by to visit :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      It looks like you had an incredibly busy 2 days in DC!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi Bill - I grew up in Arlington VA and worked in DC for many years, about 10 minutes from DC (without traffic). It still remains one of my favorite cities and I miss it. Luckily my brother still lives in the suburbs and I visit a couple times a year. I always make it a point to take my daughter into the city to see something. My dad was a docent at the Smithsonian for many many years so I was lucky and got a couple "behind the scenes" tours. Glad you visited the Museum of Natural History. As a girl I would go and spend hours at the gems & minerals exhibit. I still love seeing that, but it's been a while. Nice tour with great tips on what to see.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Cynthia. Thank You. It had been many, many years since we had visited Washington DC and we really enjoyed our time there. So much to see and do, just a wonderful place to visit. Hopefully you get back there soon. Have a great day.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      Your photos are gorgeous! Mary Beth shared the link to your page today on Review This, and I am so very glad she did. It has been many years since I have visited Washington. Your photos certainly make me wish to visit again.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Mary Beth. Glad you enjoyed the whirlwind tour do Washington DC. It certainly is a wonderful place to visit, so much history, so much to see. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

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      Mary Beth Granger 2 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I really enjoyed your article and your photos of Washington DC. It is a great place to visit.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi bankscottage. Yeah, we were pretty tired after our time in DC. The Vietnam Memorial was high on our list of sites to see but it somehow slipped through our fingers. Just another reason to return soon. Great story about the FBI building and the target.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Susie, oh my, so nice to see you. I read your comment and I hope you are well. You have certainly been missed here. A hospital stay is rarely a good thing so I hope everything is okay. Please let me know how you are doing. :)

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi teaches. Thank you. When I read that we could bring nothing into the White House I searched high and low for a place to store things. The Smithsonian American History Museum is the perfect solution as it's just a 5 minute walk from the White House. I agree with you, all Americans should make an effort to visit DC and we look forward to returning soon.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Peggy. I'm glad this hub has inspired you to want to visit DC. It's an amazing place and certainly worth a visit. Were it not for a wedding there we would still be sitting here thinking about visiting some day.

      Thanks for the visit and the vote, share, pin, etc....

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi prasetio. Washington DC is a wonderful place. There is so much to see and do and we look forward to returning soon. So glad you enjoyed the hub and thank you for the vote.

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      bankscottage 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Great photos and Hub Bill. You sure jammed a lot into your limited time in DC. We get there every couple of years and there is so much to see and do. Several years ago we went with our kids and did a tour similar to yours (the kids were young and exhausted by the end). We enjoyed a tour of the FBI building. For the Q and A after the shooting demonstration, one kid had the best question: 'Can I have the target?'. The agents were surprised with the question, but gave him the target. Hope you get back soon to continue your exploration of the city. If you are of the age of the Vietnam war, make it a priority to get to the monument. It is very moving.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      As I have never been to Washington DC this was a wonderful trip for me through your eyes, words and gorgeous photos. So much to see in this historical city. Your short stay still managed to give us a great view and reasons to visit. As always a winner my friend! Good to read your work again after my stay in hospital.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I visited DC years ago and after reading your post I want to return. I think every American should make the trip to visit as it will inspire patriotism. Thanks for the information on where to store valuables when you visit the White House. Good to know.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have never visited our nation's capital and I would love to do so someday. Your wonderful photos and experiences just made me all the eager to plan a trip there someday. Up votes and will share by tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing on HP.

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Washington is a wonderful place. Thanks, brother for sharing with us. I also enjoy all pictures here. I hope I can go there someday. Voted up!

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Rebecca. Thank you. I had not been to D.C. in over forty years and my wife had never been so it was an exciting time for us. As much as we managed to see in 2.5 days there is so much more to see so we'll have to return someday. Thanks again, have a great week.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Awesome! I have not been to D.C. since I took a high school trip there. This makes me want to return. Great job!

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Linda. Thank you. We had a great time in D.C. although it was tiring. So much to see and so little time. We will definitely have to return someday. Hope you had a nice weekend. Thank you for stopping by and the share.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a great article, Bill. I loved the photos and the descriptions. Your experiences sound very interesting. What a wonderful place to visit! I'll share this hub.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Dennis. We did manage to see a lot in our short visit. We never know when we'll return to an area so we try to see as much as possible. It certainly is an active area with people running, biking, playing softball, etc., which we found surprising. We would love to visit during the Cherry Blossom festival, I'm sure it's beautiful. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Suhail. Yes, there are numerous planned hubs for my local area, which I just have not had a chance to write. The Berkshires are a beautiful part of the state with a lot of history, we are very fortunate to live in this area. I'm glad you had a chance to experience this region. Thanks again .

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      Dennis L. Page 3 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Having visited Washington, Arlington and Alexandria on numerous occasions, I found it amazing how much you accomplished in such a short period of time. Like you, I couldn't help but notice how healthy the residents in the area look because of all the walking, jogging and bicycling they do there. My wife and I last visited during the Cherry Blossom Festival, but after reading your article I am sure we will be back in the fall for another visit.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Just wanted to mention that because of our respect for Abraham Lincoln, we paid a visit to Chesterwood Estate and Museum or simply Chesterwood in 2009, which is your neighbourhood.

      If you haven't covered Chesterwood and other destinations in Berkshires then perhaps you would like to do just that in a future article.

      Our 7 days in Berkshires were a trip to heaven.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi travmaj. Thank you, glad you enjoyed visiting Washington DC with us. We packed a lot into a couple of days, not to mention we were there for a wedding so it was a tiring long weekend. There is so much to see in DC that we will have to return to get to everything. Many thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      Wonderful article. I 've never been but enjoyed visiting Washington DC with you and the photo's really add dimension to your words. Good tips on how to get around. Thank you, very informative.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you sujaya. We enjoyed our visit to Washington DC. It really is a wonderful place for a visit. Thanks for stopping by, have a nice weekend.

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      a nice place

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Suhail. Thank you. Our visit was a hectic one also. We only had so much time to see the city and of course we wanted to see everything. It really is a wonderful place with so much history and the Smithsonian Museums are amazing. Glad this brought back some good memories. Mohave a nice holiday weekend.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Flourish. Having not been to D.C. in many, many years we really enjoyed our time there. So much to see and really everything is free. We'll be better prepared when we return. Hope you are having a nice holiday weekend also.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      What a great article to read on 4th of July! Happy independence Day to you and your loved ones. My family visited the capital city in 2008 and enjoyed every bit of it. However, we were actually visiting Shenandoah National Park and staying somewhere in Massanutten. VA for 10 days and visited Washington DC for a one full day guided tour arranged by the resort.

      It was hectic, but easily the best of any trip that we took to any part of the world.

      Several of your destinations in the city brought good memories back.

      Great article and those pictures by Bill - priceless!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      We live about 2 hours from DC and have been a number of times but always enjoy it. This is a great hub, as you have good insider's tips and things that I, too, have unfortunately learned the hard way, like the separate reservations for tours of the Senate and House galleries vs. the Capitol tour. Voted up and more and sharing. Hope you are enjoying a happy Fourth.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Bill. As you already know D.C. is a fascinating city. I am ready to go back right now. We really, really wanted to see the Vietnam Memorial but just didn't get there. And we were so close at the Lincoln Memorial but it was dark and had started raining and ........ Oh well, next time. Bev would love D.C., so much history and the Smithsonian Museum's are amazing. Maybe we'll get invited to another wedding there, or we can visit you on your book tour :). A happy fourth to you also.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I really want to visit D.C. again. I was there about fifteen years ago and I thought is was a fascinating city. I want to take Bev here since she has never seen it. Maybe during my big book tour. LOL Happy 4th of July, Bill.

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