A city rich with History.
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My trip started off with 3 cancelled flights. Its very frustrating to get pumped up for a trip only to come to the realization that It may not even happen. 3 cancelled flights later I arrived at Dulles Airport (Ronald Regan National Airport). Of course, my luggage didn't arrive till a day later. I stayed at the Capital Hill Suites, just across from the subway, and a block from the capital building (perfect location). The next day I visited several locations including the Capital Building, Smithsonian Institution, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington memorial just to name a few.
There are many museums and guided tours that are available for a fee. However, If you have a good pair of walking shoes and a guidebook, there are hundreds of memorials and thousands of sites that you can visit for free. The Smithsonian, which is actually composed of several museums, all have free entrance.
The next day I took a bus tour to Arlington Cemetery where we visited JFK's grave sight. We continued through Georgetown and visited historic sites throughout DC. If you are interested in visiting Washington, DC, September is a great time to of year because of the warm weather. If you are an intellectual, are interested politics, or just want to feel connected to our nation's creators, leaders and prolific history, I would highly recommend a trip to our nation's Capital.