A Few Things You Have to See While Visiting D.C.
Our nation’s capitol is one of the best places for vacation whether you’re heading out with your significant other or bringing the whole family along. It’s hard not to fall in love with a place that has so much history, after all.
But what are the things you absolutely have to see while you’re on your vacation? There are plenty of places to pick from and knowing where to start and what to narrow down can be a big challenge. Luckily for you, we have a bit of advice in today’s blog.
Our Favorite Suggestions
First and foremost, we have to mention that the Wyndham National Harbor Resort makes the perfect place to stay while you’re visiting Washington D.C. It’s one of the places we hear about most frequently from our customers and it always comes with high recommendations from those who visit. Located just minutes from D.C., it’s a truly unique experience that’s sure to please. Enjoy the neighborhood and get to know your surroundings or simply use it as a base of operations while you explore the rest of the city.
When it comes to visiting the common tourist attractions in Washington, D.C., it’s best to make a list of everywhere you’d like to go and make it a point to hit those spots. Sure, there are plenty of places to visit, but having an idea of what you’d like to see the most and sticking to it is the best way to enjoy your trip to the fullest. Having said that, here are a few of the things we think you should make it a point to see if you’re able to:
The White House
One of the symbols that the United States is most known for is the White House. Built in the late 1700s, it’s been the home of every president except for our first. Whether you take a tour and get to know the White House’s famous rooms or you simply take a picture from afar, this is one location that’s absolutely worth making the time to see.
The National Museum of American History
Let’s get the most important thing out of the way first--admission to the National Museum of American History is free. See everything from Dorothy’s famous red shoes from The Wizard of Oz to Michelle Obama’s iconic inaugural gown to George Washington’s distinctive and historic uniform. You could spend your whole trip here and find that you’re fascinated the entire time.
The National Mall
Of course Parks and Recreation’s Andy Dwyer was excited to hear that D.C. had a mall because he needed flip flops, but the greenbelt in our nation’s capitol is worth your time to go and see. You can see the Washington Monument, head over to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, or even walk to the Capitol Building, making this a versatile location that packs a lot of historical punch.
The International Spy Museum
Will this make every list of “must see locations in D.C.”? Probably not, but it certainly makes ours. It’s a unique museum that’s full of fun for everyone from lovers of Jason Bourne to real life spy enthusiasts. That’s an apt description, because the museum perfectly combines areas dedicated to fact with those detailing the fictional lives of James Bond. It’s not your usual pick for things to do, but we think its unique flavor makes the International Spy Museum our nontraditional pick of things to see during your incredible vacation in D.C.
Book Your Trip Today!
If you’ve been wondering where to go for vacation, why not consider a trip to see that nation’s capitol? You’ll be charmed by the history, excited by the wide variety of things to see and do, and thrilled because you had the time of your life. Book your trip today!
Have a question about this vacation or any of the other ones you see on our site? Our goal is to make sure you have an awesome vacation, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any question. Feel free to give us a call at 888-832-4223 today so you can start planning the trip of a lifetime. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Janero Gonzales