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USA East Cost Famous Cities

Learning about the history of the USA and enjoying musicals on the famous Broadway

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by marialaura.carlssonAbout Me:I am a higher education teacher who loves nature, animals, and family, and always loves learning. I believe that everything in life gives you an opportunity to learn and be happier. I practice and teach yoga, and I practice and teach plant... read more

North AmericaUnited States7 days / November 2019

Highs & Lows

Everyone of the museums in Washington DC and a musical y Broadway are two things not to be missed

November gives you the beautiful fall colors, but also makes you were a lot of clothing. It is very cold

Itinerary Overview

There is a big conference for language instructors that takes place in November, once a year, in different cities in the United States. On November 2019, that city was Washington DC, a city that I wanted to visit for a long time, full of history (which I love), clean and wide streets, and the plus in November is the color of the beautiful cherry trees all over the city. My university pays for the plane, registration and food, so it was a great opportunity to visit two of the most important cities in the East Coast. 

The trip included 5 days in Washington DC and 2 days in Manhatan, NY where I met with 2 friends. One of my friends lives in New York so she was our private tour guide. I had one thing in mind and it was to go to a Broadway show. My friend knew how to get last minute cheap tickets so we made it to Mamma Mia, a fun and lovely production, especially for women my age.

  • 5 Nights: Washington
  • 2 Nights: Manhattan
    Meeting with friends and getting to know the city

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Take more subways or taxis in Manhattan instead of walking so much.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Nothing, just the hotel in Manhattan which was scary

  • How was the food?

    Eataly in NYC. Soho has very good restaurants too. Don't know the name exactly

  • Packing tips?

    Lots of warm clothes

  • Transportation Tips?

    Hop on Hop of in Washington and Subway in NY

Lodging

  • My friend recommended many hotels, but they were all too expensive, so I decided to take the cheapest I found. To say terrible is to give them a compliment. It is super old, dirty, and smelly. I think they have a newer part, but my room was really disgusting.