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What to do in Washington D.C. Part III

July 25, 2013

Wow, I am a little behind on my frugal travel blogging. We took this trip to D.C. back in April, and have since gone to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. Hoping to get a little more time to lay out some fun and frugal things to do while traveling to those places.

The United States Capitol

 Two things you don’t do there: sit on the floor and bring anything more than what you are wearing and a camera. If you want to convey a formal sign of protest, then go right ahead.  We learned the hard way a few years back when the children got tired and sat down.  Security immediately zoomed in on them and said unless they were protesting, they needed to get up!  Oops!! They also do extensive security checks as you enter and don’t allow many things inside. I would recommend checking out the movie and getting a tour.

United States Capitol

United States Capitol

United States Capitol

Photo-op near The Capitol

Washington D.C.

The National Cathedral

Such a cool place!  They have been working on this cathedral for a very long time!  It’s beautiful!  It made me feel like I was back in a European church. I would try to spot the Darth Vader gargoyle on the outside of the church. This would be a fun place to pack a lunch, and eat outside when you are done with your tour. Be sure to make reservations in advance as they are very busy!

The National Cathedral

The National Cathedral

Must-do: The Smithsonians

If you do anything in D.C, you have to check out the museums!  They are all free!!!! My top three favorites are: The Natural History Museum, Air and Space Museum and The American History Museum!  You could probably spend 1-2 days exploring all 19 museums.

The Natural History Museum

The Museum of Air and Space

That’s the end of the Washington D.C. series!  Hope you enjoyed!  To check out Parts I and II  and What to do in Philly, click on the links 😉

Have a great day!

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