What to See in Washington, D.C. in Three Days

What to See in Washington, D.C. in Three Days

With a city filled of America’s iconoclast story, trend-setting restaurants, and eclectic culture, you could spend days wandering around the nation’s capital. It’s no wonder that Washington, D.C. was recently named “America’s No. 1 Coolest City” by Forbes. Washington, D.C. inspires the imagination and sparks the curiosity of its guests, while making them feel welcome and completely comfortable as they sojourn in style. The Embassy Row Hotel’s special offer, “Book Two Nights, Get the Third Night Free,” gives gung-ho travelers the chance to explore more during their Washington, D.C. vacation.

Washington National Cathedral

We’ve wrapped the best things to do in this three-day itinerary:

Three days in Washington, D.C.

Day 1 – “The Essentials” – Pick one or two Smithsonian Museums to cover today – there are nineteen total. After a day of walking through the expansive museums and taking in the fascinating information, reserve a seat on a tour bus for the evening. Old Town Trolley Tours runs nightly “Monuments by Moonlight” rides, which stops by FDR, Iwo Jima Memorials, Lincoln Memorial and the Tidal Basin. This is a great overview for first-time visitors who are pressed for time.

Day 2 – “House of Cards-esque” – Feel like a House of Cards cast member when you’re transported through the halls of the historic Capitol building. Contact your local House of Representatives or Senator for a tour. Walk back to The Embassy Row Hotel to lounge on The Rooftop and take in the breathtaking views of the Washington Monument, National Cathedral and Embassy Row.

Day 3 – “Admire D.C.’s Beauty” – Many people don’t think about touring the Washington National Cathedral. Daily tours offer behind-the-scenes information about the church’s gothic architecture. Don’t miss the views from the Observation Gallery at the church. We also recommend a walking tour of Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle to gawk at the beauty of historic row homes in these two very charming neighborhoods. Hang around Capitol Hill to stroll around Eastern Market, an original farmers and art market from the 1800's.

What would you do if you only had three days in Washington, D.C.?

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