For the month of November, I’ll be participating in BootsnAll‘s Indie Travel Challenge. Click here to go to the beginning. In this post, I discuss one of the best hidden gems in my current city of residence – Washington, D.C. No travel lover should miss this!
Tell us a place in your hometown, or in the town you’re in now, that you think more visitors should experience.
Washington, DC is an interesting city. I definitely think people who are from this area take for granted the 20+ free Smithsonian museums, incredible monuments, and excellent day trips (some less than 1 hour from the city). You don’t need a car to take advantage of all it has to offer, either. If you’re considering adding Washington, DC to your United States itinerary, remember that the same museums would cost $20+ in any other city. I’m happy to answer questions below, too, if you have them.
That being said, most visitors hit the same places ad nauseam – Smithsonian museums and art galleries, the city’s free zoo, monuments, tidal basin, White House, Capitol building. Locals know the hidden gems. I have a few favorites (Hillwood Estate, Glenstone in Potomac, MD, Great Falls National Park, Maine Ave Fish Market), but I really love Embassy Day.