We visited this “great nation”‘s capital back in November 2012 (before we even started a blog).
Here’s a list of some of the things we researched before going:
Google Map of major attractions.
We rode the Amtrak train from downtown Cary straight to the Dupont Circle area in D.C. Luckily, we fit all of our stuff in our backpacks. Then we simply walked around D.C. the whole week and had no problem taking the metro everywhere we needed to go. We didn’t even use a taxi once! (This was all before Uber & Lyft!) 🙂
We were quite happy to find a hotel so near a metro stop:
The Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036