The 10 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in America
To Do: Sign up for Operation Spy at the International Spy Museum. See if you can crack the case as you take on the role of a U.S. intelligence officer on an international mission that's based on real-life case files.
To See: Wait until nighttime to visit the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. Both are beautifully lit up at night, and the crowds and heat dissipate in the evening.
To Eat: Pack a picnic lunch and eat it on the National Mall, the almost-two-mile park that stretches from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial.
To Stay: Washington, D.C., is extremely hot in the summer, so opt for a hotel in the heart of the city, which will minimize transportation time to most sightseeing destinations.
For more information, visit the official Washington, D.C. website.