Since my last trip to the U.S in 2012, I’ve been desperate to see the capital for three reasons:

  1. To visit family
  2. To see the White House. President Obama and Michelle Obama live in the best house in America
  3. 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 ยฃ28) and it was worth the trip!ย 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:

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The National Harbor
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The National Harbor
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Washington Monument
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Abraham Lincoln Memorial
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Korean War Veterans Memorial
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Martin Luther King Memorial
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The view from the Abraham Lincoln Memorial
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Martin Luther King Memorial
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The White House

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.

Tiffany Afia

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