Doing DC Right

On this three-day trip, you will see all of the DC monuments, take a walk through time in the prestigious museums, and participate in some activities.

What to Bring     What to Know    Where to Stay


Day 1: The Regions of DC

On top of great sites, you’ll be seeing over the next three days, DC has some of the nicest neighborhoods in the country, and they’re all within walking distance or a short drive from each other. In Day one, experience top-notch shopping and world class fine dining or street food! All of these neighborhoods also have great nightlife!
  • 10:00 – 12:30: Start your trip at the National Zoo in Northwest DC. At the zoo, you’ll see the famous for the two Panda Bears Bao Bao and Bei Bei
    • (16m)
  • 12:46 – 3:00: Head to Adam’s Morgan, which is a DC neighborhood famous for its ethnic food and music venues. During your trip to DC keep an ear open for the famous percussion DC street music called go-go
    • (12mD)
  • 3:12 – 6:00: Continuing the trip closer to the mall, take a shopping spree and time to relax in Georgetown, where George Washington University and Georgetown University are located
    • (24m)
  • 6:24 – EOD: Continue enjoying DC neighborhood in DuPont Circle, along with its active nightlife

    Washington Smithsonian Zoo
    Washington Smithsonian Zoo

Day 2: Museums and Monuments Galore

When visiting DC get ready to walk, before you know it, you’ll have walked much more than it feels like. But if you’re not so much of a walking person, DC has rental bikes, a metro system, and many cabs, Ubers, buses, and even Segway tours that can assist with getting around.
  • 10:00 – 11:30: Feel like a spy while crawling through the vents of the International Spy Museum
    • (18m)
  • 11:48 – 12:20: Visit the White House. If you’d like a tour of the White House you must submit a tour request through your Member of Congress
    • (26m)
  • 12:46 – 1:10: Take some time to view the DC War Memorial. The names of the men and women from DC who lost their lives in WWI are inscribed on this memorial
    • (10m)
  • 1:20 – 2:00: Run up the stairs and hang out with the United States of America’s 16th President at the Lincoln Memorial
    • (5m)
  • 2:05 – 2:20: As you’re walking from the Lincoln Memorial to the Jefferson Memorial take some time viewing the Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • (20m)
  • 2:40 – 3:40: Upon the Tidal Basin the Thomas Jefferson Memorial stands strong, spend some time here and if you are in DC during the spring or summer you can take out a paddle boat on the water
    • (15M)
  • 3:55 – 5:00: Visit the WWII Memorial which is dedicated to the Americans who served in the armed forces during the war
    • (10m)
  • 5:10 – EOD: Glance upward to see the top of the Washington Monument, or take the elevator to the observation deck at the top and look down at the city
    • (8m) 


Washington Monument


Day 3: More DC Awesomeness

On the final day of this trip, you’ll continue your DC sightseeing of the museums that get so much attention.
  • 10:00 – 12:00: Start off with one of DC’s most engaging and diverse museums at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum
    • (11m)
  • 12:11 – 3:00: Gasp into the archives of space at the Air and Space Museum, and while you’re there don’t be shy to the flight simulators!
    • (6m)
  • 3:06 – 4:00: Take some time and relax at on the fields at the National Mall. You may even be able to find a pick-up sports game!
    • (30m)
  • 4:30 – EOD: Immerse yourself in the floral wonderland that is the Botanical Gardens of DC, here you’ll see thousands of different plant types all placed elegantly within the garden

Estimated Cost $100

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