As Election Day approaches, can’t help but think of my trip to Washington D.C. in 2010. I took the city by storm visiting friends, museums, and of course the well-known monuments. Although planned ahead of time, I was unable to score tickets for a tour of the White House. If it is a high priority for your visit, then you’ll need to contact your Member of Congress to make a request. Click here to read detailed steps of how to obtain tickets for a White House tour. Washington D.C. has a lot to offer; intend on spending several days to take advantage of all the wonderful museums. You can spend an entire day in just one museum. The next time I visit, I would love to go during peak season of the cherry blossoms.