Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Things to Do & See in Washington DC

Now that the holidays are over we like to plan what we will be doing for spring and summer break! This year's break will mostly consist of moving but last summer we did a lot of sight seeing with my family when they came out to visit us.

  Since we only live two hours away from Washington DC we have visited many times and have our favorite places to take visitors. We always look at the monuments outside which typically takes a minimum of two to three hours depending how fast of walkers you are!

If you are going for just a day, here are the monuments you must see!
The White House
Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument
WWII Memorial

The White House

Lincoln Memorial

Looking across the WWII Memorial to the Washington Monument
It's so tall!

The museums have some really neat things inside of them, plus they get you out of the heat if you are visiting in the summer and they are all free!
Museums we love:
The National Archives Museum has the real copy of the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and the Constitution.
 The Air and Space Museum is always a favorite for boys!
The Museum of American History has Dorthy's shoes from the Wizard of Oz and so many others things that anyone would find interesting!
The National Zoo is a fun place for kids and has lots of animals!
Other great museums are Museum of Natural History and the National Holocaust Museum (I don't recommend taking children here).

In the Museum of Natural History.

The trains are B's favorite part about the Museum of American History!

The Washington DC LDS Temple isn't in the National Mall, but is close by in Kensington, Maryland. It is definitely worth the extra time to go see this gorgeous temple. (More about temples here)

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