See the centre of American politics, with flights from Timmins to Washington, DC.
Washington, DC its best known as the hub of American government, but there’s more to this city than votes and vetoes. Venture beyond party lines to explore Washington’s suburbs, with shopping in Georgetown, restaurants in Columbia Heights, and jazz shows in Shaw. Wherever you elect to go, you’ll always find surprising things to do in Washington, DC.
No trip from Timmins is complete without a visit to some of Washington, DC’s most popular political attractions. In the densely packed 59 hectare area of the National Mall, you’ll find iconic Washington landmarks, like the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and 15 other sites, all within walking distance of one another.
Get up-close and personal with Abraham Lincoln and George Washington in the National Portrait Gallery. Past presidents are just a few of the famous faces you’ll see in this gallery. The art collection of this cultured capital city extends into the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and beyond.
Enjoy art in the outdoors at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden before continuing to Washington, DC’s larger green spaces. The United States Botanic Garden is always in bloom, with both indoor and outdoor portions. Designed to mimic a wild forest, the naturally beautiful Theodore Roosevelt Island grows species native to the DC area in its swampy lowlands and treed uplands.
Turn an analytical eye to nature in the National Museum of Natural History. This museum has plenty of company in DC, with the National Museum of American History, Newseum, and International Spy Museum also located in Washington, DC. While you won’t be able to see them all before your return to Timmins, cast your ballot for a few of Washington, DC’s museums before you leave.
Take a walk on the quiet side, while you’re in town from Timmins, with Capitol Hill’s winning combination of historic houses, federal buildings, and eclectic businesses.
Even with popular Washington, DC attractions nearby, Capitol Hill maintains its low-key vibe. Stroll along quiet streets filled with row houses before venturing into this neighbourhood’s nearby points of interest.
The lush United States Botanic Garden is appealing in every season, with both greenhouse and open-air garden displays. Whether you wander by the First Ladies Water Garden, or stop for a show at the amphitheatre, this green attraction is sure to grow on you.
Spread across three buildings on Capitol Hill, the Library of Congress has a lot of reading material. Tours of this legendary library will take you through the history, art, and architecture of this well-read Washington, DC destination.
Get a taste of a Capitol Hill institution with a trip to the historic Eastern Market. In the wake of a 2007 fire, the original 1873 structure was rebuilt and restored, all while maintaining its original purpose as a public market. If you work up an appetite perusing the market’s many wares, stop for a bite of crab cakes or pancakes at The Market Lunch.
After eating your way through the rest of Capitol Hill’s restaurants, see what the neighbourhood’s shops have in store. Capitol Hill Books is packed floor-to-ceiling with titles worth reading cover-to-cover. Choose from popular titles and first edition classics for reading material on your flight back to Timmins.
After seeing the almost overwhelming amount of attractions in downtown Washington, DC, take a break during your visit from Timmins in the relaxed Upper Northwest area.
The Washington National Cathedral is more than a place of worship for the Upper Northwest neighbourhood. This architecturally intricate church combines classical features with quirky touches, including stained glass windows incorporating moon rock and gargoyle in the shape of Darth Vader.
While you could easily spend an afternoon admiring this cathedral’s design, the grounds are also worth exploring. The ivy covered walls and walking paths might just be enough to take your eyes off from this beautiful cathedral.
The Hillwood Estate adds even more green space to the Upper Northwest. With 12 acres of formal gardens, amid 25 acres of woodland and gardens, this stately estate is well worth the wander. The Hillwood Estate also houses the mansion come museum of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Post’s own collection of Russian Imperial artifacts and art are on display for the public in this museum.
After a round of sightseeing, sit down for a meal at one of the many places to eat in the Upper Northwest. American fare and more international options are both on the menu, reflective of the character of Washington, DC’s multicultural kitchens.
Burn off your lunch with some shopping-based cardio in the Upper Northwest’s neighbouring neighbourhoods. From the chic boutiques of Georgetown, to the familiar big name brands of Friendship Heights, an ideal retail experience awaits near the Upper Northwest.
Whatever your next stop is, the Upper Northwest gets you closer to must-see attractions for your trip from Timmins.
Fly from Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS) to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), with a quick connection in Toronto. Timmins to Washington, DC flight time is 2 hours and 50 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Timmins to Washington, DC is around 1115 km / 695 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.