United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 waiting line queue management system
  2. 2 About In-road Tours and Travels
  3. 3 Port Angelas -Vegas
  4. 4 Our House Has no Hot Tub - Where to Soak in Crested Butte
  5. 5 Road trip from North Carolina to Maine
  6. 6 help from a true New Yorker.
  7. 7 Help! Road Trip from Boulder to Oregon 2/2016
  8. 8 Safety Concerns
  9. 9 Bronx Help to visit hospital
  10. 10 Jul, Aug or Sept for California trip, which is preferable and why?
  11. 11 Alaska independent tour for group
  12. 12 Washington DC with kids
  13. 13 Best 2 (or 3) Day Drive Between Phoenix & Palm Springs?
  14. 14 Native and Natural Interests near the Grand Canyon
  15. 15 5 days in Colorado
  16. 16 Trip to northern California
  17. 17 Charleston+Kiawah+Asheville+?
  18. 18 40th in Key West
  19. 19 Downtown Chicago
  20. 20 Homeless family murdered in Staten Island Motel
  21. 21 Road trip through southern US states - must-see suggestions?
  22. 22 Alaska -public transport
  23. 23 8 Days in Yellowstone/GTNP
  24. 24 Hamilton Broadway
  25. 25 Nashville and Gatlinburg
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