Help me plan a very short itinerary in Washington, DC
November 30, 2012 10:54 AM Subscribe
I'll be in Alexandria, VA for two days next week for work, and have until 1 pm on the Thursday (Dec 6) free. What might I comfortably see in Washington on a Thursday morning that would allow me to be back in Alexandria by 1 pm?
posted by joannemerriam to Travel & Transportation around Washington, DC (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I especially like art galleries and museums, and given it's the capitol I think the Capitol buildings and Library of Congress and area might be really interesting, per this one-day tour
. I have also heard there's a National Spy Museum but don't know if it's any good, or doable in half a day.
I will be travelling alone and don't want to be unsafe. I am also completely unfamiliar with the area (I've been to Washington once, and we went to the zoo and walked past the Senate building, and that's it) and especially with the subway system, but am game to try it if it's a good option for the neophyte tourist (who has navigated London and NYC subway systems with little trouble).
I really can't be late for my work meeting, so I'd like to plan to lunch in Alexandria itself.
Is this realistic? What should I do?