There is so much to see in Washington DC that it can be a bit overwhelming ! Well, don’t panic because here’s the top 10 things you must not miss during your trip.
1) The White House
You can’t go to Washington DC and not see the White House, it isn’t possible ! The more-than-100-year-old home is the epicenter of political life and is absolutely gorgeous especially during spring time. Don’t even try to sneak in with all the security around but if you wanna see more, you can always book your public tour.
2) Lincoln Memorial
Built in white stone with 36 iconic columns, the Lincoln Memorial is one of the most recognized structures in the United States. It features a solitary 19-foot-tall statue of Abraham Lincoln sitting in contemplation which is flanked on both side chambers with inscriptions of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address and arguably his most famous speech, the Gettysburg Address.
3) The Reflecting Pool
Turn around to admire the Reflecting Pool with the Washington Monument reflected in and rising above it in the late afternoon ! A breathtaking sight you don’t wanna miss, believe me !
4) Washington Monument
Located at the center of the National Mall, in between the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument is the world’s tallest structure made of stone and the tallest obelisk, at 555 feet tall. It makes you feel so little in this majestic city.
5) U.S. Capitol
Crowned with its distinctive white cast iron dome, the United States Capitol building is housing the legislative branch of the U.S. government. This is where you should take your most clichéd tourist photo !
6) Jefferson Memorial
The dome-shaped Jefferson Memorial is an iconic American structure. With its shape, it reminds us a bit of to the Pantheon of Rome. It’s a great spot to take a break from touring and just enjoy the view.
7) The Tidal Basin
You see that lovely river with those famous japanese cherry trees you can often see on postcards ? Well, it’s the Tidal Basin which is a partially man-made reservoir. And instead of walking by, you can even soak up some sun in your very own paddle boat, how amazing is that ?
8) National World War II Memorial
I know it’s not really something that’ll put you in a good mood or anything but it’s a must-see nonetheless. It honors all 16 million people who served as part of the American armed forces during WWII and it’s a memorial kinda impressive to see.
9) Library of Congress
You’re a book nerd ? Well, you have to make a stop there ! The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items !
Georgetown is one of DC’s best-known neighborhoods evolved out of an 18th-century port town. You’re going to fall in love with those remarkable row houses, quaint shops and lovely boutiques.
- Are you planning to visit Washington DC ?
- Already went there ? What did you think ?