A travel journal
to Washington, D.C. by Beth
Quote: Washington DC has a long list of world-renowned sights but there are some less well-known.
If you are not traveling with small children, consider visiting the monuments late at night. I was there at 3am, and it is a spectacular sight. The Mall is a relatively safe area. There will definitely be people around but you won't be jostled and such as you try to appreciate the sights. The monuments are all lit up, and you can enjoy them without all the crowds.