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
    9.3468 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Definitely visit this memorial at night. During the day it's so crowded and you can't really appreciate the statue. At night, there's not a ton of people and the way ...

  • 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

    8.9364 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Government Building, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    Looks unfortunately more and more like a castle under siege than a people’s presidents house.

  • 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

    The mineral collection is amazing. The crowds can be absolutely crazy especially when school groups are there.

  • 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

    Full of history, the United States Capitol Building is stunning inside and out. Hands down, a must-see in D.C. and the most one of the most beautiful buildings I have ...

  • 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

    No visit to the Smithsonian without a visit to the Air and Space. For me, it was so popular and crowded it was hard to enjoy.

  • 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

    This is a super special spot in the United States. Some very special memorials, buildings, and celebrations can be found here on a regular basis. It is also beautiful here, ...

  • 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

    You can't come to D.C. without visiting the National Mall and the reflecting pool. Visit both day and night. Also, a great place for an early morning run.

  • 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

    The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential in Washinton, D.C. dedicated to Tho.as Jegferson (1743-1826), one of the most i.portant of the American Founding Fathers.

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