Saturday, February 21, 2009

Planning for our DC trip

One more thing to mark off the list is going to DC. I got a great hotel deal from a friend from high school and now I have a big group coming with me! Eight of us planned up a girls trip to DC over Easter weekend and we are pumped!

I have been researching what I want to do while we are in DC and there is just so much! I am never going to be able to fit it all in. Here is the short long list. But I need help to narrow this down. If you live there or have been let me know what is a must see and what we can skip. Tell me if something is missing because I want to cram as many must sees in as I can!

To Dos in DC:

White House

US Capitol

International Spy Museum

US Holocaust Memorial

Smithsonian Museum of American History

National Air and Space Museum

Reynolds’s Center (National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Arthur M Sackler Gallery & Freer Gallery of Art

Dupont Circle (this is right where we are staying)

Embassy Row

Washington National Cathedral

National Geographic Society Explorers Hall

National Zoo

National Mall (lots of stuff here)
· National Cherry Blossom Fireworks Show
· Tidal Basin Paddle Boat Rides
· Thomas Jefferson Memorial
· Washington Monument
· FDR Memorial
· Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
· Lincoln Memorial
· WWII Memorial
· Korean War Veterans Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery


Ben’s Chili Bowl

The Old Post Office Pavilion

Union Station

National Archives Houses

I know there is no way to fit all this in, but this is my list right now. The only main ones I know on the final list for sure are the National Mall with all those monuments and Georgetown for dinner one night. So what else is a must see?


Lauren said...

The Holocaust Museum is a MUST see. It will take you several hours to go through. Get your tickets in advance online (its about $1.50 a ticket to reserve) rather than wait in line once you get here.

Waiting to get in to see the Capitol might also not be worth it unless you are *really* interested.

Skip the Spy Museum. It's about $12 (I think) and so not worth the money or the time. I'm also not a huge fan of the Air and Space Museum.

If you are into art, the National Gallery or the Hirshorn museums are great.

Sarah said...

Hey! I actually did a post about my favorite DC things to do.... Some of the picture links don't work anymore but it's here:

Anonymous said...

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Trust me it is super yummy!