Most people haven’t done everything there is to do in the nation’s capital. That’s not because of a lack of interest. Instead, there are just too many options. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. People would rather have too many choices than not enough choices when it comes to activities.
Washington, DC is full of options. Visitors can go to nearly 20 museums. Most of which are directly next to each other. The best part? Admission is free! You’ll probably see a few National [insert name here] Museums. The name even sounds impressive. When entering, you will realize there is a reason it’s a “national” museum of whatever topic it is.
And then there are the beautiful monuments. The Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial are all must-see. Speaking of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, be sure to be there in late March when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Tourists are sure to see special sights on that day. Photographers and even painters take in the landscape.
To get around, a visitor may rent one of many thousands of bikes available in kiosks around the city. If the distance is a bit longer, a tourist may go underground and use the metro train system. There are many other options available, to include taxis, Uber, and buses. A visitor can even rent a Segway for a day.
DC is one of the most eclectic cities in the country. And this is especially true when it comes to food. You can find your standard American, Italian, Chinese, and Mexican restaurants. However, in DC, you can also find Ethiopian, Himalayan, and Laotian foods, among other interesting options.
Anyone living in the United States should visit the capital at least once. Be sure to plan ahead, as it’s easy to get lost in such a sprawling city. Be sure to check back next week when we look at DC a little closer!