Louie Manalastas: Visiting the Lincoln Memorial

Posted by Admin | November 7th, 2013

The Lincoln Memorial is an iconic Washington, D.C., image that tourists like Louie Manalastas love. The stone sculpture of Abraham Lincoln sitting in a chair, larger than life, is found on postcards and in travel books all over the world. Louie Manalastas didn’t miss it when he was in town and you shouldn’t, either.

Louie Manalastas: Visiting the Washington Monument

Posted by Admin | November 3rd, 2013

The Washington Monument rises high above the skyline of Washington, D.C. Shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, this outstanding and instantly recognizable tower is a popular tourist attraction for people like Louie Manalastas when they’re in town. It is excellent for climbing or simply for photo opportunities.

Louie Manalastas: Visiting Mount Vernon

Posted by Admin | October 30th, 2013

Mount Vernon is the former home of Founding Father and first U.S. President George Washington. Like Jefferson’s Monticello home, Washington’s home has been preserved as close to how he left it as possible. Louie Manalastas has visited Mount Vernon, along with thousands of other patriotic visitors each year. It’s not to be missed when in Washington, D.C.

Louie Manalastas: Visiting Monticello

Posted by Admin | October 26th, 2013

Monticello is the former home of Founding Father and 3rd U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson. It is located just outside of Washington, D.C., and is open to the public for tours. See how Jefferson lived and walk in his footsteps like Louie Manalastas did when he visited this American treasure.

Louie Manalastas: Lots to Love in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Admin | October 22nd, 2013

Washington, D.C., is much more than the nation’s capital. It is a treasure trove of history. Louie Manalastas is one of many frequent visitors to the city, and those who come once tend to come back again and again. There is simply too much to see and experience on one trip.

No trip to Washington, D.C., is complete without a look at the White House. It used to be open for public tours before 9/11, but now you need to arrange for tickets for a private tour in advance of your visit if you want to go inside. You can still have a great time looking at the building from the outside, and it’s perfect for photo opportunities. To get tickets to go inside, call your representative a few months before your trip to inquire about ticket availability.

There’s also the Smithsonian Museum, which is really several museums in one. Each museum is devoted to a separate topic, such as American History, Natural History, Air and Space, National Zoo and more. If you’ve ever wanted to see the flag that inspired the song, “The Star Spangled Banner” or desired to stand next to a full-sized dinosaur skeleton, the Smithsonian and all it has to offer are for you. Louie Manalastas and his family certainly enjoy visiting it.

The Capitol building where Congress meets is another great site to see in Washington, D.C. Spectators like Louie Manalastas are still allowed into the gallery to observe open sessions of Congress. It’s a wonderful way to see our government in action while you’re in town.