Washington DC is a Budget-Friendly Destination


Come to the nation’s capital and bring your walking shoes. You can easily travel smart to Washington DC with a budget friendly agenda for the whole family.

However, to see everything Washington DC has to offer could take a lifetime, since by the time you finished all 137 million items at the Smithsonian Institution, you’d need to start all over again to see what they’d most recently added. This one institution currently consists of 19 museums, including the National Air and Space Museum and the Natural History Museum, nine research centers, and the National Zoo. Admission is free.

As a travel tip, the Destination DC folks have prepared a DC Wish Book of “100 Free (& Almost Free) Things to Do in Washington DC.” You can whittle that down to begin with your own top ten list, perhaps. Some visitors are surprised to learn that almost all the museums and monuments in our nation’s capital are deemed to be national treasures and are, therefore,  free of charge. 

There’s the White House and the US Capitol. Walk from the Jefferson Memorial on Tidal Basin to the Washington Monument and past the Reflecting Pool to the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Take a tour of the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. See how our money gets printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Check out the Constitution at the National Archives. There’s Arlington National Cemetery with its Tomb of the Unknowns and the Eternal Flame at the gravesite of John F. Kennedy.

What will your top ten Washington DC attractions be? 


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