12. CityCenter DC
CityCenter has a unique modern look that you won’t find many other places in DC.
11. War Memorials
The War Memorials are absolute must-see sites in DC. We recommend the Korean War Memorial (photographed here), Vietnam War Memorial and the World War II Memorial. You can find all of these memorials near the National Mall.
10. Library of Congress
The Library Congress has a beautiful rotunda ceiling and amazing details. We recommend visiting the Jefferson Reading Room for awe-inspiring photos.
9. National Mall
The National Mall is at the heart of the most photographed sites in Washington DC and is the perfect place to get many different views of the iconic monuments and memorials.
8. Friendship Archway
The dazzling Friendship Arch in Chinatown makes for many colorful shots in DC.
7. Yards Park
The curvy footbridge at Yards Park is just one of the interesting photos to capture at the Park. The riverfront views, waterfall and scenic trails will give your camera plenty to enjoy!
6. US Botanic Gardens
A natural oasis right in the city, the US Botanic Garden gives photographers a colorful array of natural subjects.
5. Spanish Steps
Tucked away in the Kalorama neighborhood, the Spanish Steps are hidden among leafy trees. This peaceful spot is amazing spot for capturing photos of you and your loved ones!
4. Georgetown Waterfront
You have views all around at the Georgetown Waterfront. Take in the Potomac River and the glittering Kennedy Center in the distance or turn around and snap the amazing fountain or in the winter, the ice skating rink!
3. Tidal Basin
The Tidal Basin is best known as the preferred spot for capturing cherry blossoms every spring. However, it offers amazing views of the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument all year round. If you go out for sunrise or sunset, you’ll get views you will never forget (even without the photos!)
2. Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln might be one of the most photographed places in DC and for good reason. There is something incredibly awe-inspiring about this marble monument paying tribute to one of the most famous presidents in history.
1. Washington Monument
You can’t have a list of photo-taking spot without this one! The 555 foot tall monument is a perfect subject for portraits!