TRAVEL TIPS FOR
One of the best Washington DC travel tips for first-timers is to make a list of your must-visit museums and tick those off first. You can always hit up more museums and memorials on return trips.
Do not use a car
Parking is expensive and the public transport options make getting around Washington DC without a car much easier than other big cities in the US!
National Mall at Night
Park rangers are on duty until 10 pm and all of the memorials have lights. The
, in particular, look beautiful in the evening.
Historical Guided Tour
If you’re traveling to DC with your kids, taking a
historical guided tour
during their first trip to Washington DC is a great way to get them engaged in US history.
Bring some cash
It’s a good idea to keep some cash on you in case you need to tip tour guides or you want to leave donations in the boxes at free attractions.
Safety in DC
While travel scams are uncommon in DC, tourists should still stay on alert for pickpockets operating in high-traffic areas. Avoid walking through dense crowds and keep a tight hold of your belongings.
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