Washington, D.C. is best known for its long-standing historical and national significance, but a quick spring break day trip could help you uncover more of the city’s fun.
Traveling expenses are a bit of a splurge but are manageable, with one-way bus rides costing around $20. For a cheaper option, wake up early and take a 6:30 a.m. Megabus, ranging from $13 to $20.
Check out the many free attractions to see in D.C., like the Phillips Collection. Located in Dupont Circle, the Phillips Collection is America’s first modern art museum and is free Tuesday to Friday.
While in Dupont Circle, stop at the famous Hank’s Oyster Bar for delicious seafood, treat yourself at Zorba’s Cafe for a Greek dessert or even go green with the gluten-free and vegan-friendly restaurant Sweetgreen.
See a play for little to no money with the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s pay-what-you-can seats offered during the first two performances of every show, which are usually on Mondays or Tuesdays.
Finally, there is never a better time to overlook our nation’s beautiful architectural sites, so head down to the National Mall to see the Lincoln Memorial and other monuments.
A version of this article appeared in the Thursday, March 13 print edition. David Bologna is a staff writer. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.