Tagged: Travel Tips
August 8, 2014 at 6:10 am #2178AdministratorKeymaster
As a weekend trip or longer, one of the very best locations to visit in the country is Washington DC. The history of the country coupled with the outstanding entertainment available throughout the region really makes this is necessary visit location for anyone. A trip to Washington DC can be affordable, if you take the time to plan for this trip well in advance of visiting. It does not have to be boring or overwhelming either.
Getting to the location is often the most expensive part of the trip. If you can drive in, you have several options. Driving your own vehicle may be the best way to save money and be able to go and see the sights you want to see. However, if you do not want to take just a long drive, there are bus trips throughout the region available. Larger cities will have community groups or senior groups that do this type of traveling.
Next, consider where you will stay. Do some research online to find an affordable hotel located close enough to the city to be able to walk throughout it. You may be able to get discount admissions to some of the attractions if you book in advance. You can often find these at the hotel’s website or through a discount travel agent (both online and locally.) You should not have to pay full price for this trip!
There are other ways you can make this trip affordable too. Here are some tips to help you to make that happen.
- Look for discounts for any of the attractions you will be visiting online. You can often find discount-dining certificates for some of the restaurants in the area. This can help you to save considerably.
- If you do have to fly in, try to fly in the off hours, such as ding the late evening or very early morning.
- Go with a group. Group admissions to various attractions are often less than those for those visiting on their own. Keep in mind that you will be able to do less in this way since the group likely has to agree on the things they will do.
Plan in advance and you will save money on your weekend (or longer) trip to Washington DC. You do not have to invest a lot of money in this trip to benefit from it.
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