STATE: WASHINGTON D.C.
DURATION: 3 DAYS
Nicknamed the Nations Capital, D.C. is home to the US government and state bodies and is something that is evident throughout the streets. The city is steeped in history, with more museums and monuments than your trip will allow.
Probably the most recognizable landmark is the White House, located in the centre of town, the building is difficult to get into but easy to stand outside an watch the heavy security, protestors and tourists jostling for attention.
Washington DC is awash with political and US history. The National Mall links Capitol Hill (Home of Congress), the Washington Monument (Above - Erected in honor of George Washington, First US President) to the Lincoln Memorial.
Stroll aimlessly through the vast public spaces, stumbling upon sight after sight, a highlight is the Lincoln Memorial & Reflection Pool, a familiar sight from the back of every US one cent coin.
Time your vacation with the fall and admire the turning of the leaves in 'sweater weather', while not New England, there are still a few red leaves to admire.
A formal venue with top standard of service, sit and observe the clientele in the aptly named Oval Room restaurant, surely a dining room where many policies have been discussed and business has been done.
A stones throw from the White House is the Madison hotel, clean, modern, comfortable and in walking distance of most things of interest around town.
There are many options for getting to DC, being only a 4 hour drive from New York City makes it an easy addition to an east coast trip. Amtrak, Bus, Car & Plane are all your friends from here.
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