After my dad and I visited New York, we went on to Washington, D.C.
Saturday, 2 September: We took a bus from New York and arrived in Washington at about 1PM. After setting our stuff down at our really nice AirBNB and eating at a nearby vegan restaurant, we visited the National Portrait Gallery. My favorite part was seeing modern figures in art other than photographs!
Sunday, 3 September: We started our day by walking the Mall, seeing the Capitol, Supreme Court, Washington Monument and White House. Then, we went to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where my favorite exhibit was the Nature’s Best Photography and evolution exhibit!
Monday, 4 September: Today, we walked west from the Washington Monument, picking up our tour of the Mall where we left off. We saw the World War II Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and Thomas Jefferson Memorial. My favorite memorials was the World War II, Martin Luther King Jr. and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorials. After that, we visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum, which was very humbling. Then, we visited the National Geographic Museum, where I especially enjoyed the shark exhibit! After taking a short break at the apartment, we went on a night bike ride of the Mall, seeing the Capitol and Washington and Lincoln Monuments lit up.
Tuesday, 5 September: Our last day started at the Newseum, my favorite exhibit was the Pulitzer prize-winning pictures through the years and the First Ammendment exhibit. After that, we went to the Capitol, where we got a tour of the areas accessible to the public, include the House of Representative chambers. Finally, we headed to the Kennedy Center, where we got a tour of the theaters, lobbies and lounges.
I had a great time on this holiday! My favorite parts were walking the Mall (and seeing it at night) and the Holocaust Museum.
Tomorrow, we fly back to Tucson and I have a hectic week of last-minute preparations to do before I move to Brighton.