Southern Living Assistant Travel Editor Farrah Austin shares tips to make your D.C. trip a success in this short video.
[MUSIC] Hi. I'm Farrah, Assistant Travel Editor at Southern Living. If you're traveling to Washington, D.C. you're in for the experience of a life time. Here are a few tips to make your trip a success. If you're staying in the city, we recommend the Pin Quarter neighborhood. It's at the center of everywhere you'll want to be. [MUSIC] If you wanna save a little money, you might also look for a hotel outside the city. The subway, which is called the Metro, is the easiest way to get around the city. It's fairly inexpensive for only about $2.50 a ride. To save time and cash, pick up a multi ride or weekly pass. Visit wmata.com for more information. While in the nation's capital, visit the museums and monuments. They're amazing and best of all they're free. From the Smithsonian to the Lincoln Memorial to the Museum of the American Indian, you'll see collections you won't see anywhere else. [MUSIC] One of the best times to visit some of the monuments is at night, when they're less crowded and surprisingly safe. If you want a change of scenery and a cozy place for a cup of coffee, offbeat shopping and international eateries, check out the fun and uber funky Adam's Morgan area. Dupont Circle is a fun area to explore as well. For evening entertainment, go to a play. There are over 80 theater companies offering world class entertainment. Or hop the subway to Georgetown. Home to classic architecture, unique shopping, and trendy restaurants with live music. Washington DC is great any time of year. So start planning your trip now. You'll find recommendations for all the best places. [MUSIC] To stay, eat, shop and explore. For southernliving.com and tenbest.com.