Arlington National Cemetery is a really great site to visit and see for yourself the sacrifice soldiers make for this great country. Wear comfy shoes though because there is a lot of walking if you want to see all the main points of interest like Kennedy’s Grave and the Tomb of the Unknown soldier and the Iwo Jima Memorial. It is totally worth it to see all of them!
Obligatory Washington Monument photos!
After Arlington we checked into our hotel which is was in the Dupont Circle area about 1 mile from the National Mall (perfect distance for a casual bike ride) we stayed at the Best Western Georgetown. I recommend it, it was cheaper than other hotels in the area, the beds were comfy, they had free breakfast, and we got to use LA Fitness for free a couple blocks away through the hotel so that way cool.
Smithsonian American History Museum.
Capital Bikeshare so worth it. We did the 3 day bike rental and got so much use out of them.
Around 3pm we rode bikes (from Capital Bike share) down to the Lincoln Memorial and then to the Washington Momument. We also went to the Smithsonian American History Museum and afterwards we rode bikes but up toward our hotel. We went right past the White House so we stopped to take some photos. Then we ended up at Shake Shack for dinner! It was the perfect first day in DC.love, Carlee