Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States and home of the White House, the U.S. President’s residence. If you’re planning on visiting Washington, it would be wise to make a list of some of the more important places to see, as the city is full of attractions. In the top of best places to visit in Washington we have the White House, of course, and the United States Capitol. These two sites are probably the most important historical buildings in the city, so they shouldn’t be missed. The Lincoln Memorial is another monument to be visited, together with the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, which from afar offers a splendid mirrored view. The amazing aspect of the Lincoln Memorial is that huge Lincoln statue standing 19 feet tall that almost resembles the Egyptian Sphinx.
Other places to visit in Washington include the National Mall, which is a great park in downtown Washington and is often used for political protests, concerts, festivals, and presidential inaugurations. The Washington Monument and the Jefferson Pier are nearby, so you should pay a visit while there. In the area you’ll also find the National World War II Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. On the southern side of the Mall you’ll definitely want to see the Tidal Basin which contains rows of lovely Japanese cherry blossom trees. Washington is a city that remembers its history, which accounts for the numerous memorials you’ll find here. Among these are the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, George Mason Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, or the District of Columbia War Memorial.
Among the most interesting places to visit in Washington is definitely the National Archives, which houses thousands of important historical American documents, like the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Beautiful buildings are also the Library of Congress – which is the largest library complex in the world with a collection of over 147 million books –, the United States Supreme Court Building and the Old Senate Chamber of the Capitol.
If you still haven’t had enough history, Washington is brimming with museums of all kinds, like the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Newseum – an interactive Museum of News, the National Building Museum, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Smithsonian American History Museum, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian and many, many more, covering probably all aspects of human life and history.
Washington is a lively city filled with parks, restaurants, zoos and many things you wouldn’t dream of, which makes it a great vacation destination.