Ting du kan gjøre i Washington

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Museer

Visitors should come prepared for an experience likely to be disturbing and difficult to forget. At the start of the tour, each visitor is given an identity card of a Holocaust victim that matches the visitor's own age and gender. Ordinary reality is skewed through off-center stairways, weird angles and the shadows of other visitors on the glass walkways overhead. An elaborate audio-visual display includes interviews, films and photographs. The Hall of Remembrance provides a calm, empty space at the end of the tour where one can reflect on the experience. The museum discourages children under 11 from attending. Free timed passes are needed to visit the permanent exhibit.

Overnatting nær US Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place South West
Det hvite hus

Monumenter

The West Wing, the Oval Office… is there any more famous premier’s residence than the White House? This neoclassical mansion has been the residence of every president since John Adams in 1800. Tours inside the President’s humble abode are available, but you need to pull strings at your local embassy or congressman’s office. Mere mortals have to make do with soaking up the atmosphere from outside.

Overnatting nær Det hvite hus
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
The National Mall

Parker

This mall has nothing to do with shopping. It’s a long, thin national park dotted with a wealth of museums, memorials and A-list monuments. This strip is the focal point of the city, an energetic place where camera-toting tourists mingle with patriotic locals. Plan your visit ahead of time – there are often outdoor film screenings or concerts to get your foot tapping!

Overnatting nær The National Mall
  • Constitution Avenue
Washington Monument

Monumenter

A real piece of history. This giant obelisk is an indelible part of the iconic images from 1963’s March on Washington. In the famous photos from this human rights demonstration, the marble Monument looms behind the throngs of wide-eyed protesters as they listen to Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Gaze up at a pillar that’s as big as it is famous.

Overnatting nær Washington Monument
  • Directly south of the White House, At 15th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
Lincoln Memorial

Monumenter

“Four score and seven years ago…”. Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address is memorised and recited by schoolchildren all over the US. It’s engraved in its entirety inside the Lincoln Memorial, a gleaming Doric temple dedicated to one of the nation’s great figures. The big man himself sits perched on a chair, carved in marble, lost in thought.

Overnatting nær Lincoln Memorial
  • 23rd St NW, btwn Constitution & Independence Aves, Directly west of the Mall in Potomac Park
Jefferson Memorial

Monumenter

Beneath the marble rotunda, the 19-foot statue of the third U.S. president is surrounded by passages from the Declaration of Independence and other famous Jefferson writings. Open daily except December 25. Free. Park ranger in attendance 8 am - midnight.

Overnatting nær Jefferson Memorial
  • Tidal Basin South End
Korean War Veterans Memorial

Monumenter

Located on a 2.2-acre site adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, featuring a sculptured column of soldiers arrayed for combat and a 164-foot mural wall inscribed with the words, "Freedom Is Not Free"

Overnatting nær Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Daniel C French Dr SW

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  • 2019 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC sentrum, Washington
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  • 2117 E Street NW, Foggy Bottom, Washington
Washington Plaza Hotel

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  • 10 Thomas Circle Northwest, Washington DC sentrum, Washington
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  • 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Sentrum av Washington, Washington
The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection

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  • 1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC sentrum, Washington
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  • 415 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Northwest Washington DC, Washington
Grand Hyatt Washington

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  • 1000 H St NW, Sentrum av Washington, Washington
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  • 2500 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Sentrum av Washington, Washington
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Det beste i Washington

Go early. You want to be queueing for the Washington Monument at 7AM, tickets available at 8:30, if you get there any later than 8:30 they'll be gone for the day. You can book in advance, but often it has to be a long way in advance. Also things like Ford Theatre and Holocaust Memorial Museum arrive early and queue, and if you want photos of attractions go early. I got a photo outside the White House of just me at 7:45AM, by 10:00AM it was packed and you couldn't get a good whole body whole house photo without hoards of other people, so go early for memorial photos and tickets.

Some of the best places are hidden, like the little gardens tucked in behind and between the museums. Good food is discovered when walking down side streets, like food trucks, little bakeries or delis, etc. You hear an incredible variety of languages everywhere, as though the entire world wants to come visit DC. The diversity of people on the street is fascinating and beautiful. On foot, you can read all of the plaques, monuments and statues that you would miss while on a bus, bike, or segway.

Lincoln's words were moving. Glad I took this trip because it gave more meaning, of being a member of this country. Getting exposure to the monuments that represent so many struggles and dedication of so many lives was moving. I felt more of an appreciation for what this country has made possible and provided for me and so many. It helped strengthen my loyalty and set a great example of fighting for freedom in faith.

I don't know whether Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is in the guidebook. But it is really worth a trip for 2 hours.

Ben's Chilli Bowl on U Street - Excellent food, excellent price!

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