In June 2012 we spent 48 hours in Washington DC before catching our flight to Bangkok. We really enjoyed walking around the monuments and seeing the sights of this beautiful city.
We believe Washington DC has a lot to offer every type of visitor, from families with kids to couples to solo travelers. It is easy to navigate, has countless museums, art galleries and historical sites and lots of great places to eat.
Washington is an important city as it is the capital of one of the most powerful nations in the world. This city is iconic and it is a place you should definitely visit if you get the chance.
Here are some of the best photos that we took during our 48 Hours in Washington DC. Enjoy!
48 Hours in Washington DC: Our Best Photographs
The Whitehouse is an obvious must-see during your 48 hours in Washington DC. It was closed and blocked off when we visited for some sort of special event so we didn’t get any closer than this. If you want to take a tour you need to arrange it at least 21 months in advance. Check out the Whitehouse website for information on how to do this.
Here I am, chilling on the steps of the Supreme Court with the Capitol Building in the background. Tours of the Capitol are free, but you need to book them in advance online via this website.
The National Mall is lined with several excellent museums offering free admission to their treasures. If you only have 48 hours in Washington DC and you can’t see them all, at least be sure to check out the National Air and Space Museum which has some fascinating exhibits from mankind’s exploration in space and the skies.
The Lincoln Memorial is also another must-see stop during your 48 hours in Washington DC.
We got lucky and happened to wander by just in time to see hundreds of butterflies being released into the United States Botanic Gardens.
I made a new friend!
We also took a boat cruise along the Potomac River. It was a great way to see the sights of the city from the water and learn a bit about the history.
These are just a few of the adventures that we got up to during our visit to Washington DC. What is your favorite thing to do in this great city?