The White House

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Washington D.C.
Hit the nation's capital for the ultimate double whammy—education and leisure. You're never too old—or young—to appreciate the rich history the city has to offer, and Washington, D.C., has perfected the art of making learning fun.

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.