We took a short trip to Washington D.C. because it's just an hour drive from Baltimore. This time we stayed a couple of nights so we would be able to visit more attractions. Last time we went, we tried to make a day trip out of it and ended up spending most of the time in the car because the traffic was so bad and parking spaces were scarce.
Our hotel was amazing! We stayed at The Hay-Adams and I think it is the only hotel with a direct view of the White House, in fact their tag line is "where nothing is overlooked but the White House". We were lucky enough to reserve one of the few rooms with this view. Since it was our anniversary trip, we thought it was worth the splurge. It was definitely something different! I couldn't help but think the Secret Service was watching us from the roof of the White House.
We had an great time! There is so much to see in D.C. I just wish I would have requested a White House tour before we arrived. I didn't realize you have to request a visit though your local congressman at least 21 days before your trip. Next time for sure!
It was an amazing trip and we saw so much in just a couple of days. Washington D.C. is filled with culture and is worthy of being our Nation's Capital! I can't wait to go back but this time with my kids. It's a great place to take kids . . . there is so much to learn. Now I want my son to go to college there and intern at the White House! Lofty goals! :)