Deciding on a holiday in Washington D.C. gives you, not only the chance to experience one of the world's great cities, but also access to the entire east coast by car.
While this is no small city, it’s no New York either, and therein lies one of Washingtons biggest assets. Most of the many places, museums, monuments and restaurants you will want to see and visit during your stay are found in the same relatively “small” area, thus making for a laid back stress free holiday. Probably more than anywhere else in the U.S.A. you will feel the underlying sense of freedom, democracy and power commonly associated with America. It all begins with the White House, (don’t expect to catch a glimpse of president Obama though), Capitol Hill, Arlington Cemetary and not least from the striking statue of former presidents Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson as well as the Washington monument. Here you’ll feel the strong link from days past to the present.
D.C. also boasts a rare variety of world class museums, renowned institutions such as the National Museum of Natural History and the National Gallery of Art, within walking distance of each other.
While you give thought to your cheap flight to Washington and are perhaps contemplating how to spend the rest of your holiday money, it might be a refreshing experience to pay a visit to a very special society, the Amish people of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Their simple life style is a thing to behold and admire.