Home to the White House and the US Government, Washington D.C. is awash with culture, history and plenty of fun things to do too.
When visiting Washington D.C., learn about aviation at the National Air and Space Museum which features an abundant display of aircraft, missiles and space stations. See a lunar sample from the 1972 Apollo 17 mission and stop by the live presentations with guest astronauts.
Then head to the Natural History Museum but make a day of it because it’s enormous! The Hall of Mammals features interactive displays and there are over 274 stuffed animals to marvel at. Indulge the senses with the sparkling mineral and gemstone collection and get to grips with understanding all about human evolution. This is a great day out for children who seem to particularly love the dinosaur skeletons
If biking is more appealing then visit Rock Creek Park, home of skating, biking, running and also horse-back riding. The park is very large, with 32 miles of trails and inside the park there’s an opportunity to see the site of the Fort Stevens Civil War battle. Don’t miss out the Creature Feature program on Fridays which gives an insight in the park’s wildlife.
Of course, no trip to Washington D.C. is complete without a visit to the White House but it’s a good idea to head down there early as the queues tend to be very long.
For shoppers, the best places to shop include Georgetown which is an established shopping district and has everything to offer, from little, independent boutiques to well-known high street names. For great looking homeware head on down to Cady’s Alley where there are more than 20 home design boutiques. There are also some great dining options in the same area. Serious shoppers should go Downtown where the new shopping center CityCenterDC lives. There are over 10 acres of shops, cafes and restaurants to explore so take good walking shoes and plenty of money!