Washington, D.C.

When I Went: June 11-22, 2013

Was That the Best Time of Year to Go? Yes, because our daughter was out of school and the weather was perfect.

Why I Went There: Our daughter was participating in the People to People Leadership Ambassador Program.  My husband and I stayed in D.C. while she was there and toured the sites on our own.

Who Went With Me? Husband

We Stayed Here: The Willard Intercontinental

You Won’t Want to Miss: Rent a bike one day and ride from the Capitol building all the down the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial with stops along the way at the Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington Monument, etc.  Also, don’t miss cocktails at sunset at the rooftop bar at the W.

Eat Here: Old Ebbitt Grill, The Hamilton

Play Here: Rooftop Bar at the W, Round Robin Bar at The Willard

If I Went Again: I would stay longer. We did not have enough time to see everything we wanted to see.

How Did You Get There From Dallas? Spirit Airlines

Other Tips For Fellow Travelers: If you drive, be patient. Traffic is bad, no matter what day.  If going in summer, be sure to wear sunscreen.

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