Not your usual video.
I spent a day in Washington, D.C. recently, and tried to see as much of the city as I could with the short time available. I made the trip with Dad – he’s been to D.C. more than once before, so he had an idea of what to see and what to avoid. It definitely looks the part as America’s capital, with monuments and memorials everywhere you look.
For me, Arlington Cemetery had the biggest impact out of everything I saw. The sheer scale is jaw dropping: 400,000 tombstones, laid out in every direction as far as the eye can see. 400,000 people. It really makes you stop and think.
1600 Pennsylvania may be the best-known address in the U.S, but The White House lacks the wow factor of other buildings and monuments in D.C. – the Lincoln memorial and the Washington Monument both deliver on the tourism hype, as does the Capitol Building.
As for food, there was really only one option to go with…
Five Guys. D.C. is where this epic burger chain began, and myself and Dad have been big fans for years. A stop off here is almost as essential as a visit to the White House.
If you’re planning on visiting D.C. yourself, you should know that there isn’t too much preplanning required compared to other cities. A day or two at
most is plenty to explore everything the city has to offer, and the Big Bus Tour stops off at literally every single tourist attraction and museum. The city also offers a free guide which it will post out to anywhere in the world – if you want one, get it here, or just use TripAdvisor to find crowdsourced ranked attractions. Either way, enjoy.
Take it easy,