The Capital of the United States of America was our final stop on the US leg of my trip and we only had two days there for exploring Washington DC’s Monuments.
DC2NY runs a really good, regular bus service from central New York to Washington DC which was not only relatively cheap, but the bus also played a movie and had free wifi.
In Washington DC we stayed at another HI Hostel – this time in a 6 bedroom dorm as we got our second night free (worth $40 US) with the annual hostel membership we bought back in San Francisco.
We took a train out to Maryland to see The Pentagon and Pentagon Memorial which was a beautifully thought out dedication to those who lost their lives on September 11th 2001 at the Pentagon.
Exploring Washington DC’s Monuments
When it came to exploring Washington DC’s Monuments, we took a twilight Monuments Tour with DC Trails to see them all. The tour lasted over 4 hours and we were picked up and dropped off at our accommodation. The stand out was definitely The White House for me.
A browse in the National Portraits Gallery completed our trip. Next time I would be sure to also visit the Smithsonian Museum.