Monday, 29 August 2016

3 states in 4 days: Washington

Ah Washington; The Capital and the residence of the president.

Washington wasn’t what I thought it would be like; it didn’t feel as glam as I thought a Capital city would be like. A lot of the city seemed a bit run down unless you were at the absolute heart of it where the big attractions like Capitol,


The capitol

 The meeting place for the countries legislature and also a tourist attraction because of the architecture and the display of art and history inside. The construction started in 1793 and ended in 1800. If you’re a fan of political history then the newly introduced visitor center is the place for you- there’s plenty of information there about how the government came to be and how it’s run today with details of all the roles within it.

Botanical gardens

After hearing great things about this place I had to pay it a visit. The Botanical Gardens is basically a huge greenhouse that you can walk through; there are different sections to the “greenhouse” such as “tropical plants”, “medicinal plants” and many more. You really don’t need to be in love with nature to enjoy it there, anyone can take advantage of the pretty colors! One thing I was very relieved about was that there were no bugs, no doubt if this was outside the place would be infested with bees and wasps!

National Air and Space museum

The most exciting part of the visit was being able to touch the “Moon Rock” they had on display, even though the sample didn’t feel like it came from out of the world, it was still cool to be able to say you’ve touched a part of the Moon! If you have the slightest interest in Space or Air vehicles, then you should definitely pay this center a visit; They have endless amounts of display’s from the Apollo 11 that went to Moon to some of the world’s first ever planes. Each display has a bundle of information written about it on a plaque next to it so you can take away plenty of information with you!

Science museum and of course the white house! There was a lot of graffiti dotted around which I loved, shame I didn’t get any pictures. But anyway, here are a few must see’s:

White house 

Probably the most popular place to see in Washington; The white house is definitely as large as it looks in any pictures or videos you may have seen and the grass is as green as it gets but from a tourists point of view, that’s all there is to it. I only saw the White house from the back side which is okay because I’ve heard that side is the best for a closer view. The atmosphere was quite calm because the street was pedestrian only and there was plenty of security to straighten out any craziness. 

 That's two states done and dusted and one more left in this series. Read my last post about Things to do in New York here!


P.s. Sorry about the quality of all these pictures, I took them but they weren't intended to be a part of a blog post!


  1. Wow, great to see so many of the famous sites - sounds like you had a really fab trip! Your photography skills are excellent, well done you! Can tell that a lot of hard work went into this post! 💗 I really want I visit the botanic gardens after reading your post!

    Abbey ✨

    1. Thank you so much and yes the trip was fantastic! You should definitely visit the gardens if you get a chance, they're very peaceful to just walk around :)

  2. Such great photos gal! I've been wanting to go to Washington for agessss now! I'll definitely be visiting the places you went to when I finally do get a chance to travel there! x


    1. Thank you! Hope you get a chance soon, it's worth it :) X

  3. I wish to visit these plces one day too! Do you want to be friends with me on bloglovin? If yes, just follow my blog there, I'll follow your blog back!!!

    1. You should! And yes, I'd love to, I've followed you :)

  4. Hello! I love your blog so much; you have a really beautiful design! This is somewhere I have always wanted to go and reading this post has just increased that even more! I have followed your blog because I think it’s so good!!! I would love it if you had a look at my blog; I’m a very passionate teenage blogger but I’m quite new and really need the support! Perhaps we could become friends? Thank you so much, Jeani xxx