We started on Rhode Island Avenue (in Washington, D.C., many of the avenues are named after the states; and many of the streets are named after the English letters) and then took the 16th Street. While on the 16th Street we could spot the Washington Memorial, so we decided to head in that direction first. The Memorial is right behind the White House. We spent some time looking at the White House and the Christmas tree there.
16th Street ends at the White House. To head toward the museums, we took the 15th Street, which goes through the Ellipse and gives a really close view of the Washington Monument. There was a huge line to go up the Memorial.
We realised that the Smithsonian museums were not so far off and since Sameer was comfortable in his Baby Bjorn, we could go to the museums on foot. So it turned into a one hour and fifteen minutes stroll as we checked out the Christmas decorations on the various public buildings on our way.