Millions people, from all over the world, take a plane, prepare their backpack and depart to Washington D.c., the US capital.
We have seen Washington from different angles, in pictures, on the news (especially after elections) and movies, but live has a completely different flavor.
Washington D.c. seems to be a big city, but if you notice, everything is concentrated in a confined space. The White House, the Congress, the obelisk and the Lincoln Memorial are all close to each other and you can visit all of them in a couple of hours.
As in every place and city, before leaving you should inquire and know more, even for Washington D.c. it is so, and we want to give you 5 tips to best exploit the time here.
THE BEST SEASON TO VISIT WASHINGTON IS THE SPRING
Washington is famous for its cold winters, although a little less than those in New York and for its extremely hot summers. If you decide to visit it in July or August, prepared a sultry heat that will leave you the marks of the backpack straps on the shirt and that will make the handkerchiefs your brow's best friends.
The best season to visit Washington, then, it's the spring, with its smells and its festivals.
THE MAJORITY OF MONUMENTS ARE NEAR EACH OTHER
As we anticipated at the beginning of this article on things to know before going to Washington D.c., the most important monuments are located close enough to each other.
The Congress, the obelisk and the monument to Lincoln, in particular, are facing each other in a vertical path, which already can give you a quite full vision of the city.
IF YOU DON'T TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION YOU WILL PAY THE PARKING
Parking in Washington it's an enterprise, but there's a solution. If you're planning to insert the US capital in a road trip, be aware that the parkings cost, and those near the war memorial are free, but for a maximum of 3 hours.
The alternative? Find a hostel as the Capital View with parking and travel by public transport.
MONUMENTS ARE OPEN 24/7
Washington D.c. is one of the top and most visited destinations in the world, to dispose of the large number of tourists who annually visit its monuments, has decided to keep them open 24/7.
An advice? Avoid afternoon code, preferring the evening.
SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS ARE ALL FREE
To experience the city of Washington D.c. without spending a fortune, keep in mind that the Smithsonian Museums are all free.
Indeed even the Lincoln Memorial is free,
as well as the National World War II Memorial, so, you will have no difficult to live it even with a limited budget.
Cover Photo By David Mark