Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Washington DC Day 1 | The Mall

I can't believe it has taken me well over a month to start these recaps.. #fail, but our trip to DC was wonderful and I need to write out all of the details before I forget. A couple of things to mention about this trip: it was Thomas' first time in DC (my third) and he is a huge history buff so we knew that it'd be a great trip no matter what!

The main reason we booked this trip was because we got $88 round-way flights from Detroit to Baltimore, which is a steal! The flight was just over an hour and once we landed in Baltimore we took a free shuttle to the Amtrak station where we boarded a train to DC for $7 each (the train ride was roughly 40 minutes)! This is the cheapest way to go! Despite all of the moving parts (airport, shuttle, train, etc.) it wasn't difficult or overwhelming.

Once we arrived at Union Station we headed to the Metro where we purchased 7 day passes and mapped out the route to our AirBnB. It was our first time using AirBnB and it was awesome! I definitely recommend it.
We dropped off our luggage and then headed out to explore The Mall. We saw the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Monument, Vietnam Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Martin Luther King Monument, FDR Monument, and finally the Jefferson Monument.
Each of those gold stars represents 100 killed US soldiers, that's over 400,000. This was one of the most moving views for us.
At this point we were exhausted, because we had walked roughly 10 miles and had been up since 6am. We found our way to the Metro and headed back to our AirBnB where we ordered Thai delivery and crashed for the night.

Next up is a recap of our White House Tour!


  1. I loved DC when I was there a few years ago to tour. It's less than 2 hours from us and I've been there for concerts and stuff, but I wanna go back and see everything again!

    1. You definitely should! It's a great city with so much to do and so cheap! Besides our airbnb, the only thing we had to pay for was food!