We camped about 20 minutes away from Washington’s most southern metro stop, which was the easiest and cheapest option for seeing the capital. I would recommend a trip to this city to anyone, even just for the museums alone. The Smithsonian (here) is the collective name for all the museums on the Mall, which is also home to The Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Monument, The Capitol and The Reflecting Pool. Over two days we visited all of the above sights, as well as The National Air and Space Museum, The National Gallery of Art, The National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of American History. Wow, that sounds like a lot. At the top of The Lincoln Memorial, overlooking The Reflecting Pool I felt like I was in Forest Gump, which was a great feeling, I love that film. “JENNY!”
The Museums were the best I have ever been to, and most importantly they were free! There is literally weeks of information to digest, so we tried our best in the little time we had. Good looking, fun and informative displays meant that we were never bored, and the National Gallery of Art had a fantastic collection of modern art as well as some really cool sculpture/installation pieces. (see here ) All of this, together with the fact that we were standing right in front of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, meant that we all really enjoyed our Washington experience.