The American capital is one of the destinations that we have to go once in a lifetime, and the best way to do it is a 3 or 5-day trip to enjoy one of the cities with more American history and culture.
What to see and do
As we have said before, Washington has many things to do and see. But luckily the great majority of them is in the National Mall, where at one end we would have the Capitol and in the other the Lincoln Memorial, in between you can find the most emblematic museums of the city, such as the National Gallery of Art, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Art Museum of the Americas, among many others.
The best way to do it is to start from one extreme and gradually walk and see, stopping at the points that interest you the most, since not everyone is interested in the same things. But you can not miss walking around the capitol, and enter the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House.
To be able to see these privileged views of the obelisk
and the White House, you must go to the terrace of the Hotel W, it is a
mandatory stop to see two of the most emblematic buildings from the heights.
Another activity that you have to do is take a walk around the Georgetown waterfront, a very pleasant walk near the river, it’s like an escape valve for locals, because during the hot months there are lots of people doing sports, and the truth is that it is a pleasure to ride.
It is highly recommended to do so after visiting the Lincoln Memorial, as it is very close, and if you have time we recommend you go to see the sunset at The Watergate Hotel since you have panoramic views of the river and the sun will be right in front you.
If you go for three days, a mandatory visit is to see Arlington National Cemetery, it is the largest US military cemetery, where veterans of all wars are buried in it.
In it, you can find tombs with names and emblematic characters, such as John F. Kennedy with his wife and some of his children, as tombs without a name for all the soldiers who could never be identified. You will also find a memorial dedicated to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
After recovering your strength and if you still have time, walk through El Barrio de Georgetown.