Washington DC

What You Need To Know About Visiting Washington, DC

 

Are you thinking about packing up the family in the near future and heading out for a family vacation? You without a doubt have dozens of different locations to choose from. However, there is no better place to visit than Washington, DC. After all this is America’s capital and there is a lot of storied history in the state’s past. With that being said, there are a few things that you need to know about the state before you visit it. Below, you will learn some important information about the state that will help enhance your trip.

 

 

Choosing The Right Time

 

Washington, DC is always an educational and entertaining destination, but you should know that there are good times and great times to visit the state. If you really want to get the most out of your trip, it is best to visit the state during the spring of fall. The weather will be mild and the flowers will just be starting to bloom. During this time period, there will also be lots of different festivals that you can partake in including the Cherry Blossom Festival.

 

 

Land And Water

 

You probably already know that Washington DC is loaded with tons of monuments and museums. However, what you might not know is that there are tons of sights and attractions that can be viewed from the Potomac River. If you are interested in this, you can hop on the DC Ducks Tour. You will get to hop on a fully restored 1942 military vessel and view all these great attractions from the water. At the end of the tour, you will wind up at a flight path for the national airport. This sight alone is completely worth experiencing.

 

 

Free Admission

 

Perhaps, one of the greatest things about visiting the nation’s capital is that all of the local Smithsonian museums offer free admission. There are a total of 19 museums located throughout the state, so you are surely going to see something that will excite you and your family.

 

 

24-Hour Access

 

Everyone comes to Washington DC to see the monuments. This means that they can be extremely crowded during certain times of the day. However, you will be happy to learn that all monuments are available 24-hours a day for viewing. If you really want to avoid the crowds, you can check out the monuments during the late hours of the night. It is often possible to attend a night tour, if you wish to avoid the crowds.