I recently took a day trip to Washington, DC, with some friends and I can honestly say that DC is one of my favorite cities. There isn’t a single thing I don’t love about it and there is so much to do there. Washington, DC, is less than a three-hour drive from Cabrini, so it makes a perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. Anybody can take a bus or train out of Philadelphia there or drive themselves. Not to mention the public train in DC, The Metro, is really nice and easy to navigate.
Visit the monuments
Most of the monuments and memorials are in the National Mall in the center of the city. Some of the most popular ones are the Washington and Lincoln monument, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and World War II Memorial. All of the monuments have free admission.
Go to a museum
Washington, DC, has loads of museums to go to. They are all so huge that it can take a whole day just to get through one of them. Popular museums include the Smithsonian, the Holocaust Museum, the Newseum and many more. The Smithsonian includes 17 museums and art galleries in DC, plus the zoo, which all have free admission. In most of the museums you can do a guided tour or check out the museum on your own.
Walk around town
Away from the National Mall are areas with shops, restaurants, and bars where it's fun to sit and get a bite to eat. Georgetown has lots of places to relax when you’re finished touring the main part of DC. You can walk down the cobblestone streets and enjoy the nightlife. In Georgetown, you can go to the Georgetown Waterfront Park and enjoy a view of the river.