A Great Family Destination: Washington, DC

Following a trip to Washington, D.C., I asked my son, why he was proud to be an American. His reply included "freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the food, and being able to do what you want." At least he got a couple of them right! 

If you enjoy American History, DC is a great family destination, because so many of the things to do are FREE! Free activities and sightseeing in Washington, D.C. include:

National Museum of Natural History       National Museum of American History
National Air and Space Museum             National Museum of the American Indian
Washington Monument                          Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson Memorial                               Korean and Vietnam War Memorials
Arlington Cemetery                               Bureau of Engraving
Library of Congress                              National Archives
The Capitol Building                             The White House
The National Zoo                                  Supreme Court Building                         
Cool things that weren't free included: the Spy Museum, (which housed my personal favorite- Soviet era lipstick gun) Ford’s Theater, and the Segway Tour. We had burgers and shakes at Ollie’s Trolley, dinner at The Russia House, Tony Cheng’s in Chinatown, and even had German pretzels.  So even though this trip was about American history, we are the melting pot- a country rich in diversity. Maybe my son was not wrong about the food after all.   

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