If you happen to be in Washington, DC whether it is for business or pleasure, do not leave the place until you’ve visited these ten must see sights.
Must See In D.C.
1.) The White House
The most obvious attraction of Washington, DC is the White House. Home to the most powerful man in the world, the White House attracts millions of tourists per year. Most tourists are content just to see the White House beyond its gates. However, you can schedule to have a walking tour of the White House’s East Wing by contacting your Member of Congress.
2.) The International Spy Museum
The US-Russian Cold War is one major event in US history, which is given emphasis in this museum. Revisit the past covert activities between the US and Russia by visiting this museum.
3.) The Capitol
Another architectural feat that you should visit in this district is the Capitol building which houses both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Visiting the Capitol is free, but there are limited tickets given away on a daily basis. Be sure to get in line early to avail of one.
4.) Arlington National Cemetery
Give respect to the hundreds of thousands of American soldiers that sacrificed for freedom by visiting the Arlington National Cemetery. Take a gander at JFK’s eternal flame and experience the tranquility of the place, especially in early morning visits.
5.) Monuments by Moonlight Tour
Although you can see them during the daytime, you should experience a three-hour walking tour of the monuments under the moonlight. You will notice that the illumination of the monuments during the night gives them a more revered look.
6.) The Smithsonian Institute
If museums are your thing, then visiting the Smithsonian Institute cluster of museums is a must do. However, you must choose which museums to visit since you cannot visit all of them in just one day.
7.) Old Town Trolley Tour
Experience Washington, DC by riding on the old town trolley which will pass more than a hundred points of interest. You can take your time visiting each point since your ticket will allow you a day of getting on and off the trolley.
8.) US National Zoological Park and US Botanic Gardens
If you are fond of nature, then these two parks are two places that you must visit.
Head over to Georgetown for some great shopping and dining experiences while walking on century old cobblestone streets.
10.) The US Supreme Court
See in action the lawyers and the judges on America’s highest court. Or you may just marvel at the Greek classical structure that they are housed in.
Make the most of your Washington DC trip by exploring these 10 places