Believe it or not, there is a four letter F word that attracts millions of people to Washington, D.C. every year – FREE. Many must-see activities and places cost visitors absolutely nothing to see priceless works of art, historically significant artifacts and towering symbols of the nation's heritage.
All the monuments and memorials teachers taught in school are free to visit. Gaze up at the stoic face of the nation's 16th president at the Lincoln Memorial which is probably the most popular among tourists.
Try to schedule a trip during the Cherry Blossom Festival to see the nation's capital decked out in beautiful spring colors from March 20 until April 17 or celebrate the country's Independence during an amazing fireworks show on the 4th of July.
Tours of The White House, U.S. Capitol and U.S. Supreme Court are available. It just takes careful advanced planning. Be sure to request tickets from your member of Congress several months from your trip. You will be glad you did by getting to see sights that the general visiting public does not.
What you don't spend on seeing attractions, you can use to treat yourself to fine dining or exciting shopping options in the nation's capital.