Enjoy a Trip to DC with These Tips

Melissa is a mother of 2, lives in Utah, and writes for a multitude of sites. She is currently the EIC of HarcourtHealth.com and writes about health, wellness, and business topics.

If you need to take a business trip to Washington DC, then make the most of your time in the city. The United States’ capital is a great place to explore, so make sure to take advantage of its many must-see attractions. Here are a few tips to make your trip to the Capital the best.

Transportation

If you are flying into Washington DC, then you have the option of using Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, or Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Therefore, comparing times and prices is always a great way to save your company money and get the most out of your trip. You will also find many options in car rentals if you need one. Be advised, though, the city has an amazing Metrorail system. You may want to rely on this public transit, but you can expect to pay a higher fare during rush hour, so plan accordingly. The bus system is efficient, but you will also want to consider the DC Connector to move between major areas. There are bikes and Segways that can be rented. Of course, there’s also always Uber and Lyft.

Hotels

Regardless of the type of hotel you are looking to stay in, you will find a great choice in Washington DC. You will want to put the Grand Hyatt Washington on your shortlist of places to consider. This hotel with 897 guest rooms and suites offers business accommodations that are hard to beat including conference suites with room to comfortably sit up to four people around a table.

You may also want to consider the Hotel Monaco, which is one of the oldest in the city. Social butterflies who love to interact with people may want to consider staying in the Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast where the small rooms are filled with antiques. If it time to reconnect with nature, then the upscale cabins at Bull Run Regional Park are worth considering.

Local Attractions

There is an incredible number of local attractions in Washington DC. The National Mall with its statues is very worth a stroll. If you are a photographer, then consider visiting early in the morning before the crowd start arriving. This city has over 70 museums including 17 operated by the Smithsonian Institute. You will not have to go over your entertainment budget when you visit this city as there are plenty of free things to do including;

  • Tour Capitol Hill
  • Explore the Library of Congress
  • Witness the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery
  • See the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights at the National Archives
  • Tour the White House
  • View where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated with a visit to Ford’s Theater
  • Become a temporary spy with a trip to the Spy Museum

Make Your Trip Even More Unique

If you are going to Washington DC for a very important business meeting, then consider making the trip even more memorable by arranging to get a US flag flown over the Capitol on that day. Just send a note to your legislator to set up the arrangements, and your flag will be shipped to you shortly after your visit.

Going to Washington DC may be one of the best business trips of your life. There are so many great places to stay and sites to see during your visit that you are sure to be busy, regardless of how your business goes. Around your work schedule, this city is full of wonderful things to do and see.