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Check out the sights in Washington, D.C.

Map of Washington DC

Get ready to be mesmerized by D.C.’s views

Parks, art, and water views are just a few of the scenic sites you will discover while visiting our nation’s capital.

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  1. Monuments

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    The U.S. Capitol building is one of DC’s most iconic monuments. Nestled in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, this monument is a must-see on any visit to DC. It stands as a monument to the American people and their government. Sign up for a tour to explore the halls that have housed decisions that shaped our history or simply take in the beautiful architecture from outside.

    Address: First St SE, Washington, DC 20004

    Watching over the Reflecting Pool at the western end of the National Mall is one of DC's most iconic monuments. The Lincoln Memorial is visited by more than 6 million people each year. As you climb the stairs leading up to the Lincoln's chair you have a chance to stand at his feet looking out from the same spot Reverend Martin Luthur King, Jr. once stood as he shared his dream with the nation. It's open 24-hours a day free of charge, so you'll always have a chance to get that perfect shot.

    Address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037

    The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million people who supported the war efforts including both the armed forces and the civilians back home. It’s open 24-hours a day and is free to the public, so you can take in this beautiful memorial whenever you have a moment.

    Address: 1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

  2. Senate Park

    Washington DC Park

    Located near Union Station and the U.S. Capitol, Senate Park is full of beauty and discovery. Stroll through the park and enjoy the views of the Lower Senate Gardens and the Capitol or visit the rectangle reflecting pool. Another must-see while visiting Senate Park is the Senate Park Fountain, which first operated in 1932. 

    Address:  200 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

  3. The Yards Park

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    Located in Capitol Riverfront along the Anacostia River, The Yards Park is full of spacious green areas for you to explore while enjoying the D.C. sunshine. This park also includes water features such as dancing fountains and an 11-inch-deep canal that children can swim and play in. The Yards Park hosts a variety of events so make sure to check out their Facebook page before you visit. 

    Address: 355 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003

  4. The Fridge

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    Discover unique and bright art when you visit The Fridge. Located in Capitol Hill, this art gallery is not only full of creative artwork, but it is also a performance and music venue. The Fridge is known for their bold and beautiful street art that you will discover on the outside of their building. 

    Address: 516 8th St SE (rear alley), Washington, DC 20003

  5. Cool Places

    Learn about USA’s history of air and space, from aviation to rocket ships at the National Air and Space Museum. Viewing exhibitions on early flights and the testing of the Wright brothers and the achievements of the early space program leading up the landing of the moon are just a few of the experiences available. 

    Address: 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560 

    The Eisenhower Executive Office Building is one of the great pieces of architecture in the city that once housed the Navy departments, the War Department, and still has the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley inside. It’s a beautiful place to take a great photo. Although touring isn’t available, the view from the outside it worth stopping by and admiring. 

    Address: 1650 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20502

    Strolling the Georgetown Harbor is one of the best ways to see the iconic scenery of the city and is one of the best places in the nation to take a stroll. Once you’re done enjoying the great outdoors, there are restaurants on-site if you want to grab a bite. 

    Address: 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

  6. Tidal Basin

    Washington DC Outdoor

    Rent a pedal boat and explore Tidal Basin. As you pedal through the water you can soak up the views of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, and the Washington Monument. If you want to spend quality time with your sweetheart, rent a swan boat. Another beautiful view you will see is the Cherry Blossom Trees along the Tidal Basin, which are celebrated in early spring with the Cherry Blossom Tree Festival.  

    Address: 1501 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

  7. Union Market

    Visit the Union Market. One of the best reasons to stop is to shop the pieces of jewelry from different designers. Shelter is one of the top places to visit, designer Mallory Shelter has a perfectly curated line of everyday jewelry, artwork, and engagement rings by independent designers so every purchase is unique and one-of-a-kind. 

    Address: 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002 

     Thinking ramen? Stop by Reren Lamen! Nope, it’s not a typo. Reren Lamen is the perfect place to cure your ramen fix, every plate is made with fresh and organic ingredients. It’s also been named one of the top spots for ramen in DC! 

    Address: 817 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Can’t decide if you’re in the mood for an espresso or gelato? Well, Dolcezza Ice Cream has been named Best Gelato in DC and Best Coffee and Croissants in the area, so no matter your mood, making a stop here is a great choice. 

    Address: 904 Palmer Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

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