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Washington DC Self Planned Walking Tour

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I'll be in Washington DC with my wife for 3 days in early June.

I have most of the major sights mapped out on the first 2 days. We have a 7PM flight from DCA on the 3rd day. I assume that if we take the Blue line from Farragut West to DCA leaving at 5PM should give us more than enough time for our flight.

We left Mt Vernon for the last day. Now I'm thinking of possibly dropping Mt Vernon. We're not real history people. Public transportation to Mt Vernon is a bit of a hassle (2 subways and a 20 minute bus ride (my wife doesn't do great on buses due to motion sickness). This appears to be a glorified, commercial plantation visit (we went to two plantations outside of Charleston (it was a very interesting visit and very much worth the time and effort). And. . .

I'm thinking of putting in a self-planned walking tour. We're walkers. I spent some time reading blogs. What we normally do on trips is wander some route and see the sights. If we pass something that looks interesting we might go inside if it's open for visits. Does this make sense?

Start at Dupont Circle.
Walk up to the "Spanish Steps" area. Then walk into Georgetown to the P and 30th area.
After that head east on P street thru Dupont Circle to Logan Circle.
South on 12th Street NW to Massachusetts Ave. Left (east) on Mass Ave to Lincoln Park Market.
Back west along NC Ave and then on Independence Ave past the Capitol. Go to the Air & Space if we haven't already gone there.
North across the Mall on 7th St NW until Pennsylvania Ave. Go west from there.
Work our way around the White House back to Farragut West area.

We would probably start about 10AM and I'm guessing with stops along the way this would take us between 4.5 and 6 hours.

There are three possibilities.
1. We decide it would be a sin to pass on Mt Vernon and go.
2. We do this walking tour.
3. We do this walking tour but make changes based on comments from those who know DC so much better than I do (I was in DC for a week 18 years ago to attend a conference).

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