I know nothing else about Washington DC aside from the White House— that is the sole reason why I wanted to go to DC. I never knew that there’s a lot to see in there, so I thought that a day trip would be more than enough to see its best. But I’m wrong— there’s absolutely a lot more for the second most visited state in the US. Living 10mins away from the top destination in US (New York), it feels good I was able to set my foot in DC.
After Anna (my co-worker) and I went to Six Flags Great Adventure, we talked about where to go next. And she mentioned about her wanting to go to Washington, and since I also wanted to take a picture in front of the White House, I agreed to go there with her.
Originally, we planned to ride the Amtrak which would bring us to Washington in 5hours. We checked their website, it’s quite expensive for a 5hour ride costing a one-way ticket around 100usd or more depending upon your time of travel. And then I found out about the 6hour bus ride which would only cost around 50usd for a two-way trip. We decided to just take the bus.But when I was about to book our ticket, Ace (another co-worker) told me that he and his wife are also planning to go there to meet up with his cousin. So we could just go with them and chip in with the gas expenses. We all thought that it’s gonna be more practical and way comfortable so we scratched our supposed to be very tiring trip and waited for another week to get to DC. Well, I guess it’s way more practical and comfortable.
We left New Jersey around 3am, we had a stop somewhere to grab breakfast. We arrived in DC before 10am. We stayed a little while in his cousin’s apartment and headed to the penn station by noon. We had lunch and off we start. We opted to do the bus tour, it was freakin’ hot that day so the all the bus tour operators would shut down operation by 5pm. For 5 hours, I’m more than happy that we were able to go to the top attractions.
We had dinner at a Chinese Restaurant and headed back home around 10pm. Arrived home safe before 3am.
If I would be given another chance to go back in there, I definitely would! And probably, I would push through for a 2 or 3night stay!
Here are some of the pics during the trip:
Where to go essentials
The best cupcake in the whole world are from here! Just saying.