Washington, known for being the city without skyscrapers, but full of memorials and some of the best museums in the world. There are many things to see in Washington.
To make the excursion to Washington from New York You have two options if you want to do it by public transport: bus or train. We recommend the bus, since the price of the train is much higher and the journey time is similar, between 4 and 5 hours. In addition, the bus seats are much more comfortable and have Wi-Fi, something that if you want to take advantage of to work or go over the places to visit, it can be great. Buses leave several times a day from nearby Penn Station, easily accessible by subway from anywhere in the city.
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Climb the 184-meter obelisk of the Washington Monument, one of the symbols of the city and from which you will have the best views of Washington.
Get lost in the Eastern Market, the most famous food and craft market in Washington. It is located near the Capitol, in the historic neighborhood of Capitol Hill.
Enter the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, one of the most important in the world in its theme, together with the New York Museum of Natural History, which we recommend in the guide to New York in 7 days. Here you can see from reproductions of dinosaurs to mummies of ancient Egypt.
Eat the best pizza in Washington at &Pizza, where they have something for everyone.
Have a picnic or stroll through Rock Creek Park, a perfect urban park to disconnect from the city.
There are many museums to see in Washington, and almost all of them are free. One of the most recommended is the National Museum of the AmericanIndians, which will take you back to the time of the Indians before colonization.
Find the US Marine Corps War Memorial or Iwo Jima Memorial. A sculpture that came out of the famous photograph of soldiers raising the United States flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Enter the Library of Congress, one of the largest libraries in the world, where the draft of the Declaration of Independence is kept.
See the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, located on the shore of a lake and with classical architecture. It pays tribute to one of the most important presidents, being the main author of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. One of the best things to see and do in Washington.
See the ” Equal Justice Under Law” message on the impressive United States Supreme Court building, in the heart of Capitol Hill.
Approach the National World War II Memorial located at the beginning of the reflecting pool. A symbolic monument that honors the Americans who served and died in World War II.
Stop by The Mall several times during your visit to the city, one of the best things to do in Washington. The Mall is the esplanade that goes from the Capitol to the Washington Monument and where museums, memorials and national monuments are concentrated.
Enjoy a good brunch at Clyde’s of Gallery Place. Eggs Benedict, crab, mussels or meatballs are some of their delicious dishes.
See how dollars are printed at the Mint.
Visit the huge Arlington Cemetery, with thousands of tombs of soldiers from all times and wars who have given their lives for their country.
See the documents of the formation of the United States and its Government in the main room of the National Archives.