#14 best destination in the world


Lincoln Memorial


  • National monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln
  • Built in 1922
  • Since the 1930s the monument has been symbolic of race relations
  • Was the location of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech


National Museum of Natural History


  • The fourth most visited museum in the world and the most visited natural history museum in the world
  • Holds the national collections and research facilities
  • Collections contain over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts
  • Home to 185 professional natural history scientists, the largest group of scientists dedicated to the study of natural and cultural history in the world
  • Opened in 1910


United States Capitol


  • Home of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government
  • The original building was completed in 1800
  • The Capitol is built in a distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior


National Gallery of Art


  • Museum was privately established in 1937 for the American people by a joint resolution of the United States Congress
  • Gallery’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts traces the development of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the present, including the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Americas
  • Gallery often presents temporary special exhibitions spanning the world and the history of art
  • One of the largest museums in North America


National Museum of African American History and Culture


  • National museum documenting African American history and culture, with over 36,000 artifacts
  • Opened in September 2016 in a ceremony led by President Barack Obama


National Capitol Columns


  • An arrangement of twenty-two Corinthian columns which were a part of the United States Capitol from 1828 to 1958, placed amid 20 acres of open meadow, known as the Ellipse Meadow


The Exorcist Steps


  • Set of stone steps in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. famous for being featured in the 1973 film The Exorcist


The Mansion on O Street


  • American luxury boutique hotel in the historic district of Washington D.C.
  • Noted for eccentric interior styling which includes hidden doors, secret passages, and rooms in which all furnishings and fixtures are for sale
  • The four-story building contains guest rooms, a private Social club, the O Street Museum Foundation and a conference center


International Spy Museum


  • Private non-profit museum dedicated to the tradecraft, history and contemporary role of espionage, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artifacts currently on public display
  • Opened in 2002


The Dupont Underground


  • Community arts organization transforming an abandoned city space – the subterranean streetcar station in Dupont Circle – into a platform to support the creative arts, contemporary arts practice, and ongoing conversation about the city
  • Started in 2016




Number of Days: 12 days

Best Time To Fly: March-May, Sept-Nov

Airline tickets: $633

Seattle -> Washington DC (round trip) = $633

Food: $45/day x 12 days = $540

Metro/bus pass: $116

Car: $36

Entertainment: $72

Airbnb: $145 x 12 days = $1,747

TOTAL: $3,144