Washington DC has been one of the cities that I wanted to tick off my list while here in the United States. Although when I moved here in November I hoped, along with more than half of the population of the country, that I would be visiting the White House of a female President, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from seeing the beautiful city and enjoying all it has to offer.
It’s only a four hour bus ride away, so we headed off after work on the Peter Pan bus for only $38 dollars. We arrived into the beautiful Union Station at around 11pm and got an Uber to our close by AirBnB (It was raining heavily!) We were in a perfect location for walking to all the sites and we were lucky enough that it didn’t rain for the rest of the weekend.
I found the city to be so peaceful. It was so strange to be in the centre of a capital city and it to be so quiet, but I loved it. I was so relaxing and pleasant. We spent our time strolling down the National Mall, taking in the breathtaking architecture. There are loads of museums to chose from but we went for the National Gallery of Art and the National Museum of the American Indian, which was really interesting. On the Sunday, in 26 degree heat, we took a paddle boat out on Tidal Basin we was so much fun and you get a great view of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
I definitely recommend a weekend away in Washington DC, especially if you want a change of pace from New York. The noise level here has honestly been getting to me so much more since experiencing DC. It’s full of beautiful government buildings and well as streets of charming townhouses. And the food there is second to none. It was so good in fact, that I will be dedicating an entire post to “Where to Eat” in DC. This little trip also made me so excited to start seeing more of the country and hopefully I will be going a little further next time.
Hope you enjoyed. Thanks for Reading.