Since my last trip to the U.S in 2012, I’ve been desperate to see the capital for three reasons:
- To visit family
- To see the White House. President Obama and Michelle Obama live in the best house in America
- I wanted to see the Martin Luther King Memorial (opened in 2011) for myself
So I did this in the only way I knew how – as cheap as possible. I took a four hour coach from Broadway, New York to Washington DC for $37 (return, about £28) and it was worth the trip! The weather had been amazing in New York and in Washington D.C, there were blue skies and sun; a world away from the grey skies I’m used to at home in London.
Visiting on a Sunday was better for moving around and there weren’t as many crowds in the tourist areas according to my family. Here are the places I visited for free:
Visit D.C! I did this trip within a day and it was a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of New York. I’m glad I visited the capital city whilst in the US.