Sightseeing a place, especially in cities regularly filled with heavy traffic at every road, is much easier to do with a two-wheel vehicle like a motorcycle. You can squeeze yourself into heavy traffics, and go to more places, compared to riding a sedan. You don’t have to worry if you ever get lost in your 2-wheel trip of Washington, D.C. you can always say to your motorbike “, GPS give us the directions.” Ready? Here are the top places you shouldn’t miss.
US Capitol Building
You know when you’re already at the heart Washington when you reach the Capitol Building of the United States. It houses the federal legislative bodies, the House and Senate, and one of the oldest establishments in the capitol. The building has been standing since 1811. The capitol building itself is an art, designed in the style of neoclassical, constructed with several statues and murals. Inside, there are beautiful paintings of the American history, with the walls of rotunda surrounded by 8 marvelous murals and 11 statues. It’s a great place to go if you want to educate yourself about the political history of the United States. Or, you can just pass by, going straight to your next destination.
As the world’s tallest stone structure, and world’s tallest obelisk, this simple looking Washington Monument shouldn’t be ignored. It was the tallest building back then until the Eiffel tower stole its crown. You can visit the monument during the day, but you’ll have to reserve admission tickets (which are free) at the Washington Monument Lodge, or simply online. This is one of the reasons you’ll need a motorcycle because tickets run out fast.
It’s not easy to be able to land a tour inside the white house. And if you’re late, they probably won’t wait for you and start the group tour by themselves. Having your two-wheel is a great advantage in this situation, zooming into the traffic (just don’t break any traffic rules).
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Do you want to take a break from all that political history? Don’t worry, we have the best place for you. One of the best modern art museums in the country, the Hirshhorn Museum showcases over 12, 000 art pieces! Your eyes will never blink from all the beautiful item you’ll be able to see inside. The museum has also a sculpture garden that houses the artworks of Henry Moore, David Smith, and a lot more.
The National Zoo
If you’re tired of seeing inanimate things, then you should drive to Smithsonian National Zoo. One of the oldest zoos in the country, they have more than 2, 000 animals of 400 various species from all over the planet. You’ll see giant pandas, elephants, large cats, monkeys, eagles, butterflies, and even the infamous Piranhas! Even better, the admission is free for everyone!
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
You probably have a thing for aircrafts and space exploration, and you’ll miss a lot of things if you don’t visit this museum. They
showcase around sixty aircrafts, 50 bigger items from humanity’s escaped and space exploration, and more than 2,000 smaller pieces.