Top 10 places to visit in Washington – District of Columbia

By | January 23, 2017

If you are wondering which are the top 10 places to visit in Washington and why, read on. DC is US capital, and an amazing destination for a trip with your friends or family.

 

Visit Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

With over 7 million visitors every years, the Museum of National History is one Washington’s most popular attractions. The huge museum includes over 30 million species of insects, along with more than 120 million of artifacts dedicated to science.

 

Go to the US Capitol

The building allows tours and visits with an appointment, and is an attraction you shouldn’t miss out on during your stay. The Capitol building is free to visit, and a tour includes stops to the Statuary Hall.

 

See the National Zoological Park

The National Zoological Park is the home to over 2000 animals, such as lions and giant pandas. If you come here with your kids, you may be happy to learn the zoo includes a arm as well as animal related shows.

 

Visit Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park is the city’s largest park, and has more than 2 million visitors crossing its gates every year. The park features 30 picnic areas that you can use on a weekend, as well as a huge amphitheater and a golf course.

 

Visit White House

If you are in DC, you should not leave until you visit the White House. The impressive building offers tours on request, but bookings have to be made with 6 months in advance. More than one million tourists visit the White House every year.

 

See the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

The 3 floor museum includes works from the Holocaust era, and more than 900 artifacts are available here. The Memorial Museum is open everyday and more than 2 million people visit it every year.

 

National Museum of American History

If you are interested in finding out more about US history, visit this popular museum on a rainy day. The museum features artifacts related to the American history, and the building is open to visitors every single day.

 

Visit the Arlington National Cemetery

The beautiful and peaceful cemetery is the resting place for many veterans and provides a tranquil setting on a Sunday morning. The cemetery receives over 4 million visitors yearly, so take a trip there when you are in the mood.

 

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

If you are a fan of science, don’t forget to stop by the National Air and Space Museum. The museum is located nearby a shopping mall, so you can enjoy a shopping trip after your tour. Along with that, here you will be able to find a cool restaurant to eat lunch at, as well as a gift shop.

 

Visit the famous Memorials

If you stop by the The National Mall, you will be able to visit the city’s most important memorials. The Lincoln Memorial is located here, but also the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. You can pay tributes to those who lost their lives and maybe take some pictures for your friends back home.