DC Landmarks

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Visiting DC’s Finest Landmarks

There is just so much of Washington to see and just so little time. This especially applies if you are only visiting for 48 hours. You may be on a business trip or a sightseeing trip and this city offers a lot to see. You may consider Museum Tours in DC or a visit to the National Mall. If you need a ride to DC look on Google to find transportation from IAD to DCA or to BWI and you will be able to do all these and then take a snapshot of the White House once you safely get from the airport into DC. Spending an evening in Columbia Heights or Georgetown will give you a view of how the city ticks. If you are to make the most of your trip and see as much as possible, you will have to have a fast paced itinerary that gets you around in the shortest possible time.

Peeking into the political heart of America can be a delightful and rewarding experience. Most of the city’s museums are open from 10am to 5.30pm daily and admission is free. Lincoln Memorial at the west end of the National Mall is a perfect anchor. Just a visit and to the this stony dignity and engraved speeches in the walls can be a defining moment at the reflecting pool. Then there is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a low-sloping black SUV’ that cuts into the Mall and the American psyche. This ‘Wall’ is inscribed with the names of some 58,000 casualties of the Vietnam War, and is one of the most moving pieces of architecture in the USA.

Regardless of how many times you have seen it on TV, when you see it with your own eyes for the first time, from your DC Limo, you’ll gasp. It screams pomp and dignity. This is the home of the president. On dark winter nights it appears ghostly and luminescent. However, it is still a home and every one of the former occupants have added their own touches. The visitor center will give you a good idea what it is all about. The National Museum of Natural History contains every kid and adults favorite things, including the Hope diamond, which is supposedly cursed.

There are several great places to eat like Founding Farmers in the White House area. Here you can expect Buttermilk fried chicken and waffles or zesty pork and lentil stew. This combination of modern and cool-rustic art is hidden behind a frosty decor of pickled goods in jars. Be whisked away to one of the most recognizable icons in the geographic center if the city, the Capitol. This 288ft dome will wrap itself around all your DC memories even if you have never been here. The Capital is an image owned by all Americans in the same way as the New York skyline and the White House. You could say this grand building sweats history!

Let your DC Limo drive you to Ben’s Chili Bowl on U St is a DC landmark. This where you can find DC’s meatier, smokier version of the hot dog, slathered in chili and mustard. Only the Obamas and Bill Cosby have ever eaten here free, while Supreme Court justices, movie stars and presidents have indulged in this humble diner for almost sixty years.