Every year, I try to take one of my sons on a trip so we can have some father son time. At the end of this month, I will take my youngest son (12 years old) to Washington, D.C. I made this same trip last year with my third son. I’m interested in any comments and thoughts you may have about what to see (or what not to see) in Washington.
As of now, Congressman Harper’s and Senator Cochran’s offices have lined up tours of: the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the Capitol. I’ve lined up a tour of the Pentagon. As of yet, we don’t have a White House tour; but I took it last year and was underwhelmed.
We plan to go to as many of the Smithsonian Museums as possible. We will go to the Air and Space Museum, the American History Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the National Archives, and the National Portrait Gallery.
We will walk around the White House as well as the Mall. We will go to the World War II memorial, the Korean War memorial, the Vietnam War memorial, the Lincoln memorial, and the Washington Monument. We will probably make Arlington National Cemetery.
We will also go to the International Spy Museum and the Newseum.
We will catch a game of the Nationals and DC United.
I’m wondering whether the bus tours are worthwhile.
Any thoughts about changes or what else?