When I think of visiting Washington D.C., what immediately comes to mind are the Monuments, Museums, Memorials, The White House, The U.S. Capitol – America’s must see national treasures and iconic sites.
Spend the entire day on the East side of the National Mall – from the U.S. Capitol, rising on a hill on the east end, to the Washington Monument, imposing anchor of the west end. Each side of the East Mall is lined with amazing, free, world-renown museums, many part of the Smithsonian complex, the National Botanic Garden, sculpture gardens, and statues. Add to this cluster of American treasures, the White House, just to the north of the Ellipse.
The best way to travel the just over 200 miles between NYC and Boston for a weekend getaway is by Amtrak train. It takes less time and has far less hassles than driving or flying.
Sunday, March 20th through Sunday, April 17, our nation’s capital takes on a distinct pink hue with its official 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival. Throughout the annual, month-long celebration, Washington DC embraces the beauty of the delicate flowering trees in the spirit of friendship and goodwill in which the trees were gifted by Japan in 1912. Whatever stage of pink – bright pink bud, full-on pale pink, white dusting of falling pedals – when set against a backdrop of clear blue Washington spring skies and America’s majestic monuments, Washington DC is glorious.
Hop on a Segway and for two amazing hours glide effortlessly through the spectacular National Mall. You’ll pass monuments and memorials, paying tribute to presidents and national heroes; take in the impressive architecture of museums, repositories of America’s treasures and achievements; and discover off-the-Mall hidden treasures too.