Washington, D.C. Guide: Things to Do in 72 Hours

Washington, D.C. Guide: Things to Do in 72 Hours, Washington D.C., USA (B)

Washington, D.C. — the capital of the United States captures the true spirit of America. With the presence of the historic landmarks, monuments, world-renowned museums and many extraordinary sightseeing adventures, DC attracts millions of the visitors every year. For any traveler visiting the United States for the very first time, no trip to the United States would be complete without visiting the nation’s capital.

I visited Washington, D.C. during Labor Day weekend and enjoyed exploring this beautiful city. There is so much to see and do in Washington, D.C. that you can’t see it all in just one visit. In just 72 hours, a well-rounded trip should include exploring the region’s historic landmarks, museums and monuments. So, here’s my guide list of doing amazing things in the D.C in just 72 hours!

The National Mall is home to the city’s most famous monuments, memorials and museums and should be your starting point too for the Day 1!

Even if you’re on a short trip to DC, you must get a glimpse of home to the U.S. president and most powerful house in the world! The White House (not technically part of the National Mall, but within walking distance of it) sits five blocks to the north. The White House also offers buildings tour where you get the opportunity to see the State Floor that includes only certain areas of the house. But you’ll need to contact the office of your senator or House representative few months in an advance if you’re a citizen of the U.S. otherwise you need to contact your respective embassy. Also, do keep in mind that tours can be canceled last minute. But still, you can take a snap in front of the White House! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Washington, D.C. Guide: Things to Do in 72 Hours
Guide Location: USA » Washington D.C.
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Ojha
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.anamikaojha.com/2016/10/21/washington-dc-guide-things-to-do-in-72-hours
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The National Mall
  • White House
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • National World War II Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • U.S. Capitol
  • Library of Congress
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • The Smithsonian Castle
  • National Zoological Park
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • National Archives
  • National Gallery of Art
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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