After trying to jam in as much as we could in the first few days, our fourth and fifth days in the capital were much needed chill days consisting of (window) shopping and seeing more of our new favourite city on foot. If you haven’t already, you can check out Day 1 here, Day 2 here and Day 3 here.
Our last couple of days weren’t very eventful in terms of checking out iconic landmarks, but it did cement our love for DC. We were both quite exhausted by the previous day, so being able to take in the sights and sounds of DC at our own slow pace was a nice change.
This included window shopping at malls and shops, trying a handful of cute cafes and getting our internet fix.
A few quick observations during my visit:
- Something that really stood out to me was how easy it was to walk everywhere. The whole time during our stay in DC we never had to take public transport of any kind. I guess we were lucky weather-wise, to always have clear blue skies every day we were there, otherwise that would’ve been trickier for sure.
- The compact size of the city also lent itself to being very walkable, and is definitely a plus because all the iconic sites are situated within walking distance to each other.
- I found Washington DC very budget friendly. From memory, food (and the movie) was the only thing I had to pay for. Entry to all the museums and art galleries was free to all visitors and accommodation was very affordable also. If you’re blessed with wonderful weather, public transport won’t need to be paid for either. And being an absolutely gorgeous city, in the heart of all the political action, it’s really a no-brainer.
Anyone been to Washington DC before? I’d love to know your favourite places to visit, eat or stay. Let me know in the comments!