United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Los Angeles/Santa Monica -- how many days and where else?
  2. 2 Trip to Vegas/GC/LA - need advice pleasd
  3. 3 Zepher to CA from Den or Yellowstone
  4. 4 Night in Los Cruces or Truth or Consequences
  5. 5 Chicago marathon - Leaving hotel to MDW
  6. 6 NYC lodging help needed for Oct 12-15
  7. 7 Beer Bar - NYC
  8. 8 Hamilton - Are There Bad Seats at the Rodgers?
  9. 9 December Vacation in Florida by Beach
  10. 10 First Trip to New Mexico
  11. 11 California trip .. some guidance needed
  12. 12 Sacramento GTG Sat Aug 27th
  13. 13 Seattle?
  14. 14 November redwoods trip
  15. 15 Forbes Island Restaurant Question
  16. 16 Trip Report My Avis/kona rental experience
  17. 17 costco Big island
  18. 18 10 Year Anniversary Dinner in NYC
  19. 19 Other Manhattan Hotels
  20. 20 2 weeks in Alaska with kids
  21. 21 October 2016 Hawaii trip help please
  22. 22 Wedding gifts?
  23. 23 Where to Stay Northern New Mexico in November
  24. 24 Warning: Recent increase in violent crime in New Orleans' French Quarter
  25. 25 Cape Cod Biking & Lodging
View next 25 » Back to the top

WASHINGTON DC - short, first trip

Jump to last reply

I am taking my parents (in their 70s, but fit and active) to DC for their first ever trip. Part of the time we will spend visiting my daughter at college, but I need to squeeze in some serious sightseeing for them as well. Trip is in mid-February so of course I'm a bit worried about rain, but am hoping there won't be a lot of crowds even though we'll be there over President's Day weekend.

Here's my plan so far, and please let me know if I'm missing anything...

arrival: Saturday afternoon -- see Georgetown

day 1 (sun)
morning: OPEN
afternoon: OLD POST OFFICE TOWER for view
1:00-4:30 walking tour of monuments


day 2 (mon)
morning: library of congress -- arrive 9:45, reading room opens at 10
Capitol Building 10:30 am tour (arrive 45 min early)
afternoon: AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM

day 3 (tues)
morning: OPEN (but have requested white house tour)
afternoon: depart for airport

ideas for OPEN times:
BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING (only open on tuesday morning of our time in DC -- are the lines long there? haven't visited in years)
NATIONAL ARCHIVES (can you get tickets for this? last time I went the lines were REALLY long)
ARLINGTON CEMETERY (bus tours 8:30-4:30)
OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

Am I missing something obvious??

Thanks so much!

32 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement