After New York Nick, Ryan and I headed to Washington.
Apart from the Washington Monument and The White House I didn’t know what else there was to do there. However, it turns out that there’s heaps to do, and a lot of it centres around the National Mall.
Where to stay
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, which is within walking distance to the National Mall at 550 C Street S.W.
It’s also walking distance to a small shopping centre, train station and the city centre, so it’s location was perfect.
Things to see
I was super impressed with the scale of the National Mall, and didn’t know that it contained so many monuments, museums and art galleries.
Ryan and I walked the 3.5kms from Capitol Hill to Lincoln Memorial, which is the entire length of the Mall. It was so hot that I actually got sunburnt!
I had no idea what to expect when I visited the National Mall, but it was a fantastic way to spend the day. There’s so much to see and do that you definitely need more than one day to do it all. I will definitely go back if I ever have the chance.
Georgetown is another fantastic area with shop lined streets, food outlets, and a small waterfront. I had the most delicious cupcake at Baked and Wired. I went for the vanilla cupcake with chocolate satin frosting it was so delicious!
Places to eat
We struggled with dinner whilst in Washington as the Holiday Inn wasn’t near anything decent, and trying to find restaurants that delivered wasn’t easy. This means that we ate a lot of Asian, which is never a bad thing.
I would definitely go back to Washington and visit some of the museums, which looked amazing from the outside.
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