How do you decide what to do in DC?
You can do both, but you can’t do it all in 5 days I’ll tell you that much. Much like it was in Montreal we took the bus to the train, and the train in to the City. I loved DC, it’s clean with wide streets, the traffic wasn’t insane, the drivers didn’t seem overly aggressive (like the whole province of Quebec), the streets weren’t filled with honking horns (like New York City). The history, the monuments, the museums, the overwhelming size of the buildings. The Capitol Building, The Archives, The Department of Justice, The FBI, The Pentagon, The Smithsonian, and on and on.
The Memorials were impressive: The FDR Memorial, The Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, The Vietnam Memorial Wall, The Korean War Memorial and on and on.
Our favorite was Franklin D Roosevelt’s. It’s located next to the Jefferson Memorial and near Martin Luther King Jr’s memorial as well. FDR’s memorial has no stairs and is wheelchair accessible as you would assume it should be. It is a large open space with statues of him, his wife Eleanor and their dog, a Scottish terrior named Fala.