There are so many sites to see in Washington DC! I only had one day there and it was a whirlwind day, but I was able to see lots of things. We took a bus tour so we wouldn’t have to drive and park everywhere we wanted to go and I was so glad we did it that way. It was so worth it! We got to see so many things in one day.
Photo 1: Ford’s Theatre where Lincoln was shot
Photo 2: Eisenhower Office Complex (isn’t the architecture lovely?)
Photo 3: Some of the cool people you will meet in DC 🙂
Photo 4: Bike rentals 30 minutes free or all day for $8, a great way to get around a crowded city without a car
Photo 5: Marine Memorial
Photo 6: Lincoln Memorial
Photo 7: Arlington National Cemetery (Tuskegee Airmen)
Photo 8: Korean War Memorial
Photo 9: Vietnam War Memorial
Photo 10: US Capital Building
Photo 11: Lincoln Memorial and Washington Memorial (behind) view from Ptomac River
Photo 12: White House
Photo 13: Jefferson Memorial
Photo 14: LDS Washington DC Temple
Might I suggest Olley’s Cafe as an inexpensive place to eat for families. Most of the restaurants we looked into were about $25 a plate. Olley’s were about $5 a plate and were pretty tasty. Not gourmet, but good. There’s another place around the corner called Harry’s that is also inexpensive, but I have not tried the food myself, however the valet at our hotel suggested it.
We stayed at the Mariott on Pennsylvania Ave in DC and it was lovely. There is no parking, so you will need to do valet at $40 a night. Welcome to DC, the city with no parking!
I hope you enjoy your trip to our nation’s capital. Please post a comment if you have any questions and I will try to answer it to the best of my ability.
To see a video of our On Board Bus Tour, click here:
My husband and I are visiting DC next week. We will be there for six days and want to see the museums and memorials. What is the best and most economical way for getting around? We will be staying at the Embassy Suite about a mile from the White House. What do you think about the Smar Trip pass? We are one senior and one non-senior. How much did your bus trip cost? Where is Olley’s Café and Harry’s located? Do you have any suggestions how we might best utilize our time. We will tour the Capital and hopefully the White House. We do not yet have confirmation for the White House. Loved your pictures!
Hi Pam, Well, I am not an expert as I have only been to DC once for one day, but I thought the bus tour was really a great way to see all the sites and not have to drive ourselves around the city and find parking etc. So, I could recommend that! It was only $44.