Experts share insider tips on their favorite spots in town
Travel writer and hopeful suntan recipient
As The Washington Monument is a DC must, time your visit to avoid crowds. In the spring and summer high season, aim to visit the monument in the late afternoon. Always book tickets in advance because they tend to run out.
Look out for special missions to get you into the spying role and really interacting with the exhibits. Discounts are also available if you visit other DC attractions, so check their website before rolling up in your Aston Martin
Boasting the Wright Brother's first plane and the Apollo 11 command module, this is a treasure trove for flight enthusiasts. Absolutely don't miss out on touching actual moon rock. It may be the closest you ever come!
Perhaps the country's finest stretch of museums and monuments, it is two miles from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol Building, so wear comfortable footwear and be sure stay hydrated. Sightseeing is thirsty work.