Amy and I wound up in Washington DC as part of a tradeshow. We had both been once before separately and were excited to see the town together. For the most part DC is a business town. As the Capital of the United States of America, it is drenched in history and has no shortage of things to do and see. Based on how much time you have and what your passion is will determine what you see and where you will go.
As I mentioned we were there for a trade show so time was short. Funny story . . . we needed to get some things for the show and were told a Costco was just a short train ride away from our hotel on Thomas Circle. We were given incomplete directions and ended up getting off of the subway at Arlington National Cemetery close to closing time. We did not understand all of the strange looks we got as we vacated the train alone. We were expecting Costco and got the Cemetery. If you have been in a town with such large structures like Washington DC or say las Vegas, you know first hand that distances can be deceiving.
When we came up from the subway, the Lincoln Memorial looked SO CLOSE! It unfortunately was not! We ended up walking from Virginia across the Potomac back into DC. We ended up walking farther and made our way to Dupont circle for a ridiculous amount of food at an Irish Pub. The City is easy to navigate with a great Public Transportation system and hey it is the seat of power for the free world. Smithsonian museums, countless memorials and the hustle and bustle of this amazing US city puts it on our list of US destinations.