Travel Plans

American Airlines started offering daily nonstop service from Oklahoma City to Reagan National Airport (DCA) in 2019. They offered a decent round-trip price of around $200 to Washington DC over the summer. I took advantage and booked a long weekend trip. Stayed at the Embassy Suites Georgetown (Nice hotel!) and used mostly public transit. I had only been to Washington DC once before, so this was an opportunity to visit the stuff I didn’t get to last time. I also snagged a bunch of Hilton points for sitting in on the Hilton Grand Vacations spiel for an hour or so.

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Particularly disappointing was the Smithsonian Air and Space museum. I really only wanted to see the Apollo 11 command module (area was being refurbished) and Neil Armstrongs suit. The amount of people inside really made the visit unpleasant. I would highly suggest visiting on a week day because a Sunday in the summer is hell.

Road Trip across Virginia and Maryland

The last 2 days of my trip I rented a car and drove down to Fredericksburg. I visited all of the national park service sites, and probably claimed at least 30 NPS stamps this trip. I also drove up to Baltimore and stayed the night there. Headed up to Philly for a cheesesteak before heading back to DC to fly home.