Washington

  • Accommodation:
    • Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters
  • Transport:
    • If using the Metro, you can by a SmarTrip cards that cost $10 and comes with $8 worth of fare. SmarTrip users get a $1 discount on all Metrorail rides
    • Alternatively, if you take a bus, SmarTrip card users get a 50-cent discount when transferring from rail to bus. They also benefit from unlimited bus-to-bus transfers within a two-hour window
    • We’ve found that in a lot of US cities, the bus stops don’t actually have bus timetables. Cubic’s NextBus is a cloud-based solution that provides real-time passenger information, so you know when your bus is coming. Click here for more info 🚌 🚌
  • Things to see:
    • US Capitol
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • The White House
    • Washington Monument
    • Ford’s Theatre
    • Arlington National Cemetery
    • National World War II Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Marine Corps War Memorial
    • National Air and Space Museum
    • Holocaust Memorial Museum
    • Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial
    • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
    • National Museum of the American Indian
    • The Pentagon
    • National Geographic Museum
    • National Postal Museum
  • Tips:
    • Don’t forget to check out Maine Avenue’s Fish Market on the Southwest Waterfront. It is one of the US’ oldest operating open-air fish markets
    • Built in the early 20th century, the Spanish Steps offer tranquility in the busy city and has a pretty fountain too⛲⛲
    • Head over to President Lincoln’s Cottage, where he lived and developed the Emancipation Proclamation