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.