Discovering DC! #travelguideUSA

Tripoto
28th Apr 2018
Photo of Discovering DC! #travelguideUSA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

What comes to your mind when you think about Washington DC?? You must be thinking about the white house or the president or the capitol. Well, Washington is so much more than all this cliche stuff.
This is how we spent our 3 amazing days in DC:

Day 1

We took an overnight bus from Boston and reached DC in the morning around 8. We took a greyhound bus(35$/person, expensive as we were traveling on a Friday) but I wouldn't recommend that as the halt in the midnight was a little shady and they made us change the bus which was already running late. We freshened up in my uncle's house and headed out to explore the city. Let me tell you, we walked the maximum in Washington than in any other city, make sure you warm up a little bit before you step out!

         You really can't go near because of high security but you can visualize in your head.
So, all the musuems and the monuments are in a straight line or in one huge circle. We decided to split it up into 2 days (trust me, it's not possible to finish everything in a day).

Zoomed in picture

Photo of The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

This was the most Savage part because I found this right outside the white house :P

Photo of The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

Natural history museum

Photo of The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

Natural history museum

Photo of The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

Pretty looking building

Photo of The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

NASA musuem

Photo of The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

NASA musuem

Photo of The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

Cherry blossoms

Photo of The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

Washington monument

Photo of The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

So our next stop was the monument. It's right across the street from the white house. This place is usually covered with cherry blossoms but we went after the season so couldn't see much. But we did end up with few cherry blossoms here and there.

We were told that this is one of the coolest musuems in DC. And yes, it indeed is one of the coolest one. This musuem is free of cost( actually all the musuems in DC are free of cost. Well, most of them I guess). I would recommend you to go early as you might get stuck in the long queue outside.

We were way too tired of all the walking. And we were really impatient to go back home by the end. But I would say the NASA musuem in New York is much better than this. If you are running out of time  and energy then, you won't regret missing this.

Day 2

We were staying in Virginia which is pretty far from the actual city. So we used the subway to travel up and down.
The 2nd day was all about memorials.

1. Lincoln memorial
2. Jefferson memorial
3. World war 2 memorial
4. The capitol
5. Library of Congress
6. High court
It's like a never ending walk in the greenery.
The most fascinating among all was the library. It was so massive and intense that you might just get lost in it.

Lincoln memorial

Photo of Discovering DC! #travelguideUSA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

So much peace

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World war 2 memorial

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Jefferson memorial

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On the way to Jefferson

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Jefferson memorial

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The capitol

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High court

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Library of Congress

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Library of Congress

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Library of Congress

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Day 3


This was the most interesting day as we were done with all the memorials and we went to other side of the city to explore more.
We came to know about the uniqueness of the Georgetown in DC. For those who don't know, Georgetown is famous for it's unique houses. Be it the architecture or the interior, it's unique in every way. We couldn't get to see the interior but we did stroll around the streets of Georgetown.
As we walked through the town we reached the waterfront which was so pleasant. We rested there for a while and went to this famous Georgetown cupcakes. It's overpriced but it's worth every penny. The cupcakes are to die for.

Georgetown

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Cupcakes

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Georgetown cupcakes

Photo of Georgetown, D.C., DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

Vanilla cupcake

Photo of Georgetown, D.C., DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

Waterfront

Photo of Georgetown, D.C., DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

Georgetown

Photo of Georgetown, D.C., DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

The exorcist steps

Photo of Georgetown, D.C., DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu
Photo of Georgetown, D.C., DC, USA by Sanjusha Gandarapu

Have you seen the most scariest horror movie of the 70's The exorcist?
Spoiler alert: the most famous death seen was shot near the Georgetown and it is named after the movie i.e the exorcist steps. It was kinda creepy yet cool at the same time.

Washington DC is one of the best places to try various cuisines and the best part is, you will find everything on the streets...be it indian, Chinese, Japanese, lebanese etc.
Recommendation: Do try the falafels outside the capitol on the streets.
That's Washington DC. A little boring but mostly fascinating.

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