Have you guys ever gone on a vacation or trip where almost everything that could go wrong goes wrong? Well, that’s how my Washington DC trip was.
We got tickets for a hop on, hop off tour through DC Trails. We hopped on, hopped off, and never hopped back on again because we never saw another bus!! We saw one ten minutes before the tours were ending while we saw at least five of the three other bus tours during the day. Would definitely not recommend DC Trails. Even when we were on the bus, we couldn’t hear anything the tour guide was saying!
So we ended up walking basically everywhere. And if you’re a sloth-like person like I am, maybe Washington DC isn’t the best trip for you. I hate walking lol but I tried my best.
The Air and Space Museum was cool to walk through. I LOVED the Newseum, definitely worth the money! Inside this museum are the stories behind photographs that won the Pulitzer, a part of the Berlin Wall, and part of the World Trade Center. It was an awesome museum.
We then saw the White House, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial. Took some pictures and did some touristy things (as you can see below).
We had also purchased tickets for a ghost tour, which sounded really cool. Unfortunately, the guy who usually does the tour broke his leg and the guy who took over for him was just not good at this tour. He would ramble and really didn’t know what he was talking about, we ended up ditching the tour half way through. I don’t know the name of the tour, but all I can say is do your research before purchasing tickets to anything.
Then we headed to a hookah bar (not in DC) and called it a night! Even though things kept going wrong, we were able to laugh it all off.
The next day we did brunch at Osteria Morini. The food was good, decently priced, but the staff made basically everything unenjoyable. They were kind of rude and pretentious towards us. We had a good time laughing it off after we left brunch, but brunch itself was not a great experience.
Lastly, we went to Arlington National Cemetery. The view from Robert E. Lee’s house was incredible and I really enjoyed walking through and seeing the grave sites of presidents, as well as the changing of the guard. Definitely stop here when you’re in DC.
All in all, the moral of the trip is to make the best with what you have. Even though it didn’t go quite right, I had a great weekend 🙂