I decided to fly my niece out for her spring break and the week consisted of lots of walking around DC. She's from Texas and hasn't been exposed to a lot of other places, but like any millennial, she's very able to find her way around the internet.
When she wasn't playing Pokemon or Snapchatting (I can't believe I just turned that into a verb), we had flashes of brilliance and exploration in DC. The zoo, in the rain... the monuments by foot... One of my favorite places is the Museum of Natural History, so we spend a whole day there. Yes, we saw the Hope diamond and the giant squid, the frozen mannequins of animals in repose. But, the butterflies were by far the most incredible exhibit. Well worth the price of admission