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Inspire Your Wanderlust

Soak In Your Surroundings

FULL DAY:

Start the day at Arlington Cemetery to see the changing of the guard which takes place every hour. Visit the John F Kennedy grave and from Arlington go to the Washington Cathedral finished in 1912, and designed by Pierre Charles l'Enfant. From the Cathedral take a visit to Hillwood House estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post . Take a gentle stroll along embassy row where most of the countries have their embassy, and outside the British embassy you will see a statue of Sir Winston Churchill.

HALF A DAY:

Start the day with a visit to Old Town Alexandria that dates back to the 1700s. It was there that tobacco was traded in Virginia. It is now surrounded by architectural heritage. Then take a tour of George Washington's estate, Mount Vernon.

TWO HOURS Walk

Walk along the National Mall, discover all the monuments like the Lincoln Memorial, Reflecting Pool, WWII memorial, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial.

FORD'S THEATRE

10Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20003

Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theatre and subsequently died across the street at the Peterson House. Tours are conducted daily from 10am to4pm. Tickets are available at the Box Office

NATIONAL MALL

Run or walk around the National Mall. It stretches for over 2 miles/3 km from the Lincoln Memorial on the western border to the Capitol on the east. Just 10 minutes away from the Willard. The Mall is where most of the Smithsonian Museums and Memorials are located.

BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING

Dollars bills are printed at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. Tour tickets are given out at 8am daily but we can arrange these for you.

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

14st St SW, Washington, DC 20005

Tip: Lines are long, to avoid them, see the Concierge for special issued tickets. Museum of WW II genocide.

Old Town Trolley Tour

Tip: Make sure you buy your tickets beforehand as you cannot purchase the tickets on board. You can get your tickets from the Concierge desk. The Old Town Trolley tour has been designed to provide you with a bird's eye view of Washington DC. The trolleys are very much like the old New Orleans trolleys and have open sides during the summer months. This is a great way to get to all the memorials and museums. They depart from just outside the Willard Hotel every 15 to 20 minutes

THE SPY MUSEUM

700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20003

All to do with the world of spying. A mixture of the FBI and James Bond. See the Concierge for tickets to avoid the lines. You will need about 2 hours to explore the musem

WASHINGTON MONUMENT

15th ST NW, Washington, DC 20005

This is the tallest stone structure in the world and it has great views from the top. Tickets are given out every day at 8am. We can arrange for someone to obtain the tickets for you. The Elevator goes up and down every 15 minutes, remember to take you camara!

1401 Pennsylvania Ave Nw Washington District of Columbia 20004 United States


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