If you are feeling patriotic or are just in the mood to brush up on American History, Washington DC is a great way to celebrate the 4th of July.
Where should you begin? Here is my list of recommendations for a great tour. You can always add stops along the way.
- Arlington National Cemetery is a great place to start. It is a self-guided walking tour along the immaculate grounds of the cemetery. Remember to where comfortable walking shoes, preferably with rubber soles. Considerations should also be made to accommodate slow walkers and the handicapped. Points of interest include JFK Memorial and a few notable icons such as Joe Louis and actor, Lee Marvin who happen to be buried side by side!
- The Lincoln Memorial and Ford's Theater should not be missed. These iconic sites are iconic in American History. Points of interest include the Gettysburg Address, the Emancipation Proclamation,both carved in stone as well as souvenir shops.
- Check out the coffee shop, 'Abe's Cafe & Gifts', across the street from Ford's Theater. The coffee shop is located upstairs inside the gift shop. They serve authentic Cafe du Monde coffee, shipped from New Orleans. Try their Vietnamese Coffee. You will thank me later! It is so good and creamy you will not need to add anything, just savor it and enjoy a smooth, rich, creamy cup of coffee while you shop.
- The Vietnam Memorial
- World War II Memorial
- FDR Memorial
- George Washington's Mount Vernon
- The National Museum of African American History and Culture
- The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
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