50 things to see and do in Washington DC


Washington, known for being the city without skyscrapers, but full of memorials and some of the best museums in the world. There's a lot things to see in Washington, reminding us of many mythical scenes of movies and series, which will make you feel like on a set. We have taken advantage of our 40-day stay in New York to spend 3 days visiting it and trying to discover everything we can about it.
To make the excursion to Washington from New York you have two options if you want to do it by public transport: bus or train. We recommend the bus, since the price of the train is much higher and the journey time is similar, between 4 and 5 hours. In addition the seats of the buses are much more comfortable and have Wi-Fi, something that if you want to take advantage of work or review the places to visit, you can go great. Buses leave several times a day, from near Penn Station, easily accessible by subway from anywhere in the city.
Another good option if you do not have much time and want to know better the history of this city is to book the bus tour with a guide in Spanish one day or the two-day tour that also includes Philadelphia, both located among the best excursions in New York .
Based on our experience in the capital of the United States, during which we wrote this Washington guide in one day, we have made a list of the 50 things to see and do in Washington DC.We started !!

1. Go up to the 184 meter Washington Monument obelisk, one of the symbols of the city and from which you will have the best views of Washington.
2. Get lost in the Eastern Market, the most famous food and crafts market in Washington. It is located near the Capitol, in the historic district of Capitoll Hill.
3. Find the tomb of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his wife Jackie Kennedy in Arlington Cemetery. A good option to learn more about the history of the Arlington Cemetery is to book this tour with a guide in Spanish that includes the Pentagon.
4. Stroll at sunset along the shore of the Potomac River to the beautiful Lake Tidal Basin, with magnificent views of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

5. Visit the National Museum of Air and Space, the most famous in Washington

6. Eat some delicious Ben's Original Chili Half-smoke with a milkshake in the Ben's Chili Bowl. It is Obama's favorite hot dog spot, as well as being famous for going on several television shows.
7. See from afar The White House, the residence of the most powerful man on the planet. To visit it you will have to process an application through the United States Embassy of your country.

11. Find the original columns of the 1848 Capitol while strolling through the National Arboretum, a huge botanical garden.
12. Don't forget to see the bronze sculpture The Three Soldiers, in memory of the American soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War.
13. In addition to the statue of the 3 soldiers, you have to approach the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, with thousands of names of soldiers killed in this war.
14. Read the famous phrases of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his beautiful memorial.
15. Remember one of the memorable scenes of Forrest Gump sitting on the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial, with the reflective pool and the Washington Monument in front.

16. Visit the Lincoln Memorial, the building that houses the famous statue of Abraham Lincoln and one of the best things to do in Washington

Washington Monument

43. Enjoy a good brunch at the Clyde's of Gallery Place. Eggs Benedict, crab, mussels or meatballs, are some of their delicious dishes.
44. See how they print the dollars in the Mint.

45. Visit the huge Arlington Cemetery, with thousands of military graves of all time and wars that have given their lives for their country.

46. ​​See the documents of the formation of the United States and its Government in the main hall of the National Archives.
47. Take a picture of the mythical FBI building on Pennsylvania Avenue.
48. Approach to see The Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. It can be seen with better perspective from the Arlington Cemetery.
49. Walk the 3 floors of the National Museum of American History. The museum has a large collection of emblematic objects of United States history.
50. Remember scenes from movies and series like Forrest Gump, House of Cards or Homeland, while touring Washington.

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