10 Things to Do If Traveling to Washington D.C

I lived in DC for two years; I was able to capture some nice images before I moved from there. There’s always something going on, especially freebies at museums. With President Obama having his last few months in the White House, now is the best and easiest time to travel. It’s a hub for international travel. All seasons are always open for activities. If it is not too hot, spend time in the numerous parks. Places are still open during the winter; this is the best time to attend a meetup, a lot of people will be indoors. If you can stand the cold, safely walk in the snow to take in the sight. Me being a Florida girl, it was fascinating to see all the seasonal changes. Fall is just absolutely beautiful. Springtime is the best time for festivals - Cherry Blossom Festivals, Kite Festivals, etc. Here are my top 10 tips on where to go while visiting DC or what locals call the DMV:

Howard University - Homecoming in October is the place to be. It’s a great mesh of culture, personalities, good food, and music! 

College Park, Maryland - Home of the Terps, it’s a young town, where you will find lots of parties, especially in the Fall.

Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC | © Nayyar Photography

Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC | © Nayyar Photography

National Mall - This consists of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, The Capitol building, the White House, Jefferson Memorial, among others. It's the best way to get exercise by walking around with all these landmarks nearby.

Arlington, VA - If you would like to visit the cemetery to honor all the fallen soldiers. On the way back, see the Pentagon from the highway

Fresh Vegetables at the Eastern Market in Washington, DC

Fresh Vegetables at the Eastern Market in Washington, DC

Eastern Market - The best Flea Market I have ever seen! Every Sunday morning during the warm season, take your pick of food choices, affordable clothes, collectibles and more.

Chinatown - I went to the movie theaters here a lot. It is walking distance from the Arena where the Wizards play, and where major stars perform. It’s pretty small compared to the other Chinatowns in the U.S. that I have visited.

Victorian Style Homes in Washington DC ©Nayyar Photography

Victorian Style Homes in Washington DC ©Nayyar Photography

Dupont Circle - There are so many circles, but this one is the oldest with, the most Victorian Houses. It’s worth a visit. There are always places to eat.

Georgetown - Home of the Cupcakes, the water that separates Virginia from D.C. but is five minutes from the states lines of both Virginia and Maryland as well as the White House. It's a very busy district; I consider it the Wall Street of D.C. It has a different feel from the rest of D.C.

National Geographic Society in Washington, DC | © Nayyar Photography

National Geographic Society in Washington, DC | © Nayyar Photography

National Geographic Society - The home of the most well-known travel magazine. Visit for occasional gallery viewings and history tours.

Baltimore Orioles Baseball Park | © Nayyar Photography

Baltimore Orioles Baseball Park | © Nayyar Photography

Baltimore - If you can make it (by bus then train), there’s a lot of history, a lot of crabs and Baltimore Orioles. It will be interesting for you to see how the baseball stadium and football stadium are literally right next door to each other.

That’s all I have although that’s most certainly not everything. Have you been to D.C? What are some places you would recommend?

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10 Things to Do In Washington DC