Written in US DESTINATIONS
Choosing to vacation in Washington, DC is just an awesome idea whether you are alone, a couple or large family. Vacationing with older children is extremely advantageous just for the history lesson alone. You can spend days visiting the Smithsonian Institute, and if possible, you should. Just think of your evening discussions with your children, trying to explain how excited you were viewing Julia Child’s kitchen?
Careful planning ahead is key to a successful vacation, hands down. An example of that is if you plan to visit the White House on tour. You don’t just walk in and jump on a tour, you have to get signed up, and checked out, for obvious reasons. Contact your state Congressman’s office, especially if you are a military Veteran, because you can get a private tour, if not placed on a reserved “self tour”. Either way, you will receive special tickets for your tour. As D.C. can seriously become overwhelming real quick, try to limit what’s on your “bucket list”, so you don’t find yourself rushing around, trying to see everything. There will always be attractions and sights that you will want to plan your return visit for.