Things to do in Washington, D.C.

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    Lincoln Memorial

    Lincoln Memorial

    Ranked #1 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.3469 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    A very beautiful monument that is sadly often very crowded. However a must-see if you visit DC!

  • 2
    Washington Monument

    Washington Monument

    Ranked #2 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.1426 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    Cool monument! A must-see if you visit DC! From here it is easy to get to most of the other monuments.

  • 3
    The White House

    The White House

    Ranked #3 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    8.9364 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Government Building, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    Christmas was beautiful!! We loved being able to tour and see all the decorations

  • 4
    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    Ranked #4 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.4266 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Free as it is a Smithsonian! Really cool display of gems. Go see the Hope Diamond.

  • 5
    United States Capitol

    United States Capitol

    Ranked #5 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.0270 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Government Building, Capitol Building
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    The Capitol building and the lawn are an impressive part of American history. A must-see in D.C.

  • 6
    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Ranked #6 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.2239 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Science Museum
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryStudents

    Great place to explore and see advancements through the years... Several paid attractions inside the museum...

  • 7
    National Mall and Memorial Parks

    National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Ranked #7 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.1175 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Park, Plaza, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    Love this openness and beauty of all the monuments and Smithsonian in a common area.

  • 8
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Ranked #8 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.2175 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Monument, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    One of the most powerful monuments I've seen. Walk along the walls and see the list of names grow and grow..

  • 9
    Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

    Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

    Ranked #9 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    8.9178 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    Beautiful and a great spot for pictures. Nice and relaxing there. Great place for a picnic!

  • 10
    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    Ranked #10 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.0148 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    It was peacefully quiet on the Thursday morning I went. An underrated monument, with great views of the Tidal Basin and Washington Monument.

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