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Washington

DC

Washington D.C, USA

24 Hour City Guide

 

Washington D.C has a lot to offer, even for the politically adverse. This city is riddled with museums, gardens and festivals, as well as theater productions and symphonic concerts.

There is a lot to choose from especially for a first time visitor, However In this city guide I will stick to highlights and the best hits you can cover in an exciting albeit exhausting 24 hour trip. also provide a few travel tips to help with your planning. 

As always, be sure to check local news and events whilst planning your next trip!

Depending on where you are coming from, D.C can be reached by car or plane, having done both, I highly recommend flying. This Trip to DC I traveled with American Airlines and it was a lovely experience. All the staff where polite and helpful and it was comfortable for the short trip. (Pro tip. If you would rather have a bit more leg room in the main cabin, look for the option to sit in the bulk head or exit row seats.)

Packing for a day trip can be difficult, I always recommend packing light and not to worry too much if you've got that horrible feeling you've forgotten something. Double/triple check you have the essentials and if you have forgotten something you can always buy it at your destination.

I used this bag, to pack my camera, travel book/documents, toiletries, snacks, phone charger, and left a bit of space for souvenirs. You don't need much for a day trip so keep it simple!

Getting around:

After landing at the airport it is fairly easy to get to Capitol Hill. Uber is a reliable service and I find easier and cheaper that taking an airport taxi. Once you reach that area you should be able to walk to all your points of interest with no problems, I encourage keeping google maps handy to find the best routes to your next stop. If you plan to venture out further your transportation my be a little more pricey but if you only have 24 hours spare I recommend picking a central location and sticking to the things to do within walking distance. There are other options if you are strongly opposed to walking but they do cost money. In central D.C you can find City Share bicycles and also Lime Scooters. I have to say it was very amusing to watch businessmen in suits zooming past on a bright green electric scooter!

Monuments & Points of Interest

It is a good idea to see some of the monuments first as the museums don't open until 10.~10.30a.m. 

  • National Mall

  • Washington Monument

  • Lincoln Memorial

  • World War II Memorial

  • The White House

Eating & Sleeping

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

U.S Botanical Gardens

Library of Congress

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Washington D.C, USA

24 Hour City Guide

 

Washington D.C has a lot to offer, even form the politically adverse. this city is riddled with museums, gardens, Festivals, as well as theater productions and symphonic concerts.

There is a lot to choose from especially for a first time visitor but I will narrow down this city guide to the highlights and best hits you can cover in an exhausting but exciting 24 hour trip. also provide a few travel tips to help with your planning. 

As always, be sure to check local news and events whilst planning your next trip!