SIGHTS
"You can walk from the Eastern Market to the Capitol. That's still the most impressive sight in Washington: the Capitol dome on a clear day. It's the highest point in D.C. From the Capitol, you can walk right down The National Mall. You'll quickly hit the Smithsonian and the National Air and Space Museum. If you want art, you have the National Gallery of Art with the East and the West buildings on the right. My favorite is the East Building, which has great Mark Rothkos, Picassos - a terrific collection. Then, as you keep walking down the Mall, you'll hit the Reflecting Pool, the famous site of all the marches, where Martin Luther King gave his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech. On your way, you could go to the Jefferson Memorial and see the cherry blossoms, which usually bloom in late March or early April. You've got to have great timing. They last about two to three weeks. But it's worth making a trip if you hear the blossoms are about to bloom. The pool around the Jefferson Memorial looks like it's surrounded by cotton candy."

CULTURE
"In Dupont Circle, go to The Phillips Collection. It has a lot of Bonnard and twentieth-century collections: Milton Avery, Georgia O'Keeffe. It has a real homey feel because it really was once a private home. If you still feel like walking after all that, you can walk up Mass. Avenue, which is Embassy Row, and see all the embassies. There's the British Embassy with the famous Churchill statue, which people might remember from when Princess Diana died. A lot of people went and left flowers there. There's also the Islamic Center, the most elaborate mosque in D.C. You'll see, too, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the National Cathedral. It's some of the best architecture in Washington."

LUNCH