Washington DC | Summer Sightseeing

When you travel to D.C. during the summer months, prepare to go naked! Of course, I am just kidding, but temperatures and humidity are so high at this time, that it almost feels like walking around in a sauna.

This is why I always carry a light second outfit  with me when touring one of my favourite US destinations.

It is also the time of year that the capital experiences a vast amount of heavy thunderstorms in the afternoons or evenings! It´s not a bad idea to always carry an umbrella with you, no matter what the day looks like!

I cannot recall how many times I have been, but I still enjoy visiting the sights whenever in town. The Washington Mall is a great place to take long strolls in the shadows of the trees around the Lincoln Memorial Reflection Pool.

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Hey Abe, how´s it going?

There are tons of beautiful photo spots for selfies or the impressive architecture.

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If it is too hot, plan on visiting one (or more) of the exceptional museums that Washington has to offer! There is something for every taste and the best: They are all free of charge.

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My favourites are the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Air and Space Museum. The first is a must even if it is only for taking pictures of the impressive lobby. But they also have a great exhibition of jewelery and an interactive butterfly exposition (admission is 6 USD, but absolutely worth it!).

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The Pavilion Café inside the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is a favourite place to grab a coffee and sit on one of the benches around the water fountain in the shadow. Great spot to hang out and enjoy a moment of tranquility before heading on to the capitol.

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I haven´t done a tour of the inside yet, but this building fascinates me every single time I am in town. Particularly, when the skies are blue! Great location for photos!

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Up, close & personal with the butterflies at Museum of Natural History.

Another spot for panoramic views is the roof terrace of the NEWSEUM!

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Enjoying a coffee and some peace and quiet inside the Sculpture Garden.

I am a big walker, you guys know. All these places are manageable to walk to, but on a hot summer day it can be quite strenuous! Always have an eye on your hydration and wear a hat for sun protection! There is also lots of hop-on-hop-off buses if you´re not in the mood for a sweat.

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And if you crave for a hearty lunch to refuel and reenergize, visit Oyamel Cocina Mexicana afterwards! The food is delicious and they serve excellent margaritas!!!

I can´t wait to be back very soon! And you shouldn´t either …

Safe travels, folks! See you on the road 🙂

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