We made the most of our first long weekend in a while and took a bus to the nation’s capital. Washington D.C. surpassed our expectations with its beauty, large open spaces and multitude of grand buildings and monuments. Seeing The White House was definitely a highlight and the National Mall is not to be missed…covering 146 acres and housing The Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, war memorials and flanked by multiple museums, be prepared for some walking to see it all!
Tidal Basin is a scenic spot and provides a beautiful walk between the Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials…especially in cherry blossom season which unfortunately we missed. Visiting neighbouring state, Virginia, to take in Arlington National Cemetery and the Kennedy’s final resting place was especially moving during Memorial Day weekend. And a last minute trip to Mount Vernon and the plantation home of George Washington was an unexpected highlight. Dating back to 1735 the mansion and it’s grounds give a real insight into life in the 18th century amongst breathtaking views and scenery.