Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia are known as the DMV. It is the place where I live, work, and play for almost a decade. The Mid-Atlantic, preferably the DMV is a excellent fall getaway. It is the time of year, when the majority of summer tourist have given way to the fall stragglers. You can still enjoy museums, the waterfront and open top bus tours through the city this time of year.
Forget about waiting in long lines and enjoy the easy of sightseeing. Fall is the time to visit the DMV. You’ll be forced to share your visit with everyday movers and shakers in the area. But, we are not going anywhere so just come and fit right in. If you visit, then Independence Ave SW is where you want to start or end. It is my favorite route and I take it four days a week. What experience can you expect on Independence Ave, let’s say Smithsonian (i.e. Air and Space). Below is a list of some of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC:
- American Art Museum
- American Art Museum – Renwick Gallery
- Anacostia Community Museum
- Arts and Industries Building
- Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
- National Museum of African American History & Culture
- National Museum of Natural History
- National Air and Space Museum
- National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
My favorite is the National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of African American History & Culture. My advice is to come for the history lesson, fall weather and to see how the this city is out and about.
Don’t be deterred if you have never experience a metro ride. Take it from a lady from small town South Carolina, it is easy to learn. The amount of traffic and people using public transportation and out in the city is an attestation to the DMV’s thriving economy. It is an attestation to area the employs an educated workforce, dedicated Washingtonians and have some of the best universities and colleges. It represents, a high tourist rate and a curiosity of our Nations Capital Region.
The museums are not all you should experience. The food is great, the night life is warm and inviting, it’s a place for family, new couples and single folk. There is a little something for everyone. Let’s not forget, to take a tour of the Pentagon, Air Force Memorial, National Harbor and Arlington Cemetery. If you come in December, enjoy the National Christmas Tree along with each state Christmas Tree. No matter your political views, the DMV must be experienced.