Today, I’m wrapping up the last of my Washington, D.C. posts…for now! If you couldn’t tell by my earlier posts, I absolutely fell in love with Washington, D.C. during my trip last weekend. Though the weather was a little cuckoo and the entire city seemed like it was under construction for the upcoming inauguration, it was still one of my favorite vacations ever. Check out my tips if you’re planning your own trip there soon:
Now, here’s why the city won my heart:
Are We There Yet?: One can easily reach Washington, D.C. by plane, train and automobile! I took my first long distance train ride to get to Washington, D.C. last weekend. It was so fantastic that I’m going to start lobbying to extend railroads all over the country! #TravelLikeIts1869 Roundtrip tickets from NYC to D.C. only cost $98, and I had about twice as much room as I would’ve had on an airplane!
The Metro, D.C.’s subway system, is also wonderful. It definitely beats the one here in New York City. The subway stations and cars were open and clean. They were also beautifully designed (though NYC is working on it)! Compared to the subway in NYC, the Metro’s only downsides were the lines don’t run to as many locations and trains come by less often.
Architecture & Art: As I mentioned in an earlier post, the city’s designers did a great job of mixing the old with the new. I loved checking out the neighborhoods because they were all different and had their own flare. Georgetown was my favorite.
Blast From The Past: This one is obvious, but it’s honestly insane how much amazing history is packed into one small district! As a history nerd, I almost couldn’t contain myself. Not only did we get to see places where our Founding Fathers worked and some of the documents they wrote, but we also got to check out a copy of the Magna Carta in pretty spectacular condition even though it was written in 1297!
Get In My Belly: Ugh, so much delicious food! Though my weekend there has come and gone, I’m still following @dcfoodporn, @dceats, and @dcdining on Instagram and drooling all over my phone as I take notes on restaurants I must try during my next visit.
Fo Free: A good portion of Washington, D.C. attractions are my favorite price – free! Sure there are many private museums and tours, but our nation’s capital has numerous hot spots that are zero dollars. For example, there are 17 museums (from the American Indian Museum to the National Air & Space Museum) and a zoo (Pandas! Enough said.) within the Smithsonian and they are completely free. One could live in Washington, D.C. his/her whole life and never see everything!
What’s your favorite city? Let me know your answer and why in the comments below!
Stay fit and fabulous,