With just a day to get in some Washington DC time we decided to take the Metro to the Mall and check out a couple of Smithsonian museums. We hoped to get to the Vietnam Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, perhaps a photograph of Congress, and the Washington Memorial. We got it all in! The real draw, however, was the photography display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History of the 2017 Windham Smith Rice winners. Enjoy the sights while comfortably cool in your recliner (hint: we walked A LOT).
An average Coney Dog on a bench along the Mall afforded us lunch, some rest time and a great opportunity to just watch the crowd. You cannot cover even just the Washington DC Mall in one day! We capitalized on the time we had by taking the Metro. That way we did not worry about where to park. We got off the Metro a short block from the Smithsonian Castle. You can ride a bus from one end of the Mall to the other, hop on and off for just a dollar a pop!