Visiting Washington

(Washington, District of Columbia - DC, USA)

Washington DC is the capital city of the United States and full of palatial buildings and history. The city of Washington is surrounded by glorious countryside and rolling hills, perhaps best known for being home to the White House.

Other highlights in Washington include many central city parks and gardens, a host of museums and monuments, and plenty of shopping opportunities.

Visiting Washington: Places to Visit

  • White House, without doubt the ultimate Washington DC landmark, completed in 1800 and the official residence of the President of the United States
  • Lafayette Square, a popular public space in the downtown district of Washington, standing opposite the White House
  • Dupont Circle, a particularly vibrant part of Washington, featuring trendy shopping centers, galleries and an excellent selection of restaurants
  • National Mall, a large area between both Constitution Avenue and Independence Avenue, home to a high concentration of attractions, landmarks and seasonal events
  • Lincoln Memorial, one of Washington's most famous landmarks best known for its enormous Reflecting Pool, commemorating the life of Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated in 1865
  • Washington Monument, a magnificent landmark dating back to 1884 and offering an observation with impressive city views
  • Jefferson Memorial, standing in Washington's National Mall district and dedicated to the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson
  • Washington Library of Congress, the biggest library in the whole world, containing more than 100 million items, including books, documents and local artifacts, situated in Capitol Hill
  • The Octagon, an eye-catching eight-sided building standing in downtown Washington and dating back to the end of the 18th century
  • Albert Einstein Memorial, an enormous statue honoring this great scientist, located outside of the National Academy of Sciences, in the National Mall district of Washington
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, a impressive monument celebrating the life and work of this famous president, comprising waterfalls, gardens and outdoor gallery areas
  • National Archives Museum, famous in Washington for being home to both the original Declaration of Independence and also the important United States Constitution
  • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, celebrating many different aspects of culture and life in both Washington and the United States over the years
  • National Air and Science Museum, one of Washington's premier museums, attracting more than ten million visitors each year and home to an enormous range of exhibits, including the opportunity to touch an actual piece of lunar rock
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), famous all over America for its modern methods of tracking down criminals, located in Washington's downtown district, along Pennsylvania Avenue, and offering interesting guided tours

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