D.C. April 06, 2017
11 Places Around Washington DC You Thought Only Existed In Your Imagination
There are some truly fantastic places in DC that will make you do a double take. We decided to take a look for some of the most enchanting places in DC that might make you feel like you’re dreaming. Here are 11 enchanted places in Washington DC.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Capitol Columns at National Arboretum
Rising in the middle of an empty field, the gorgeous Capitol Columns feel like they came out of a fairy tale.
2. Blind Whino
An arts group transformed an old, abandoned Church in Southwest DC into a beautiful mural of bright neon colors. The fantastic life-sized artwork is an events space celebrating the local community.
3. The Bridge at Yards Park
The 200-foot steel pedestrian bridge in the new Yards Park is one of the most striking, dramatic bridges in the city.
4. Watermelon Wall
Located in the Logan Circle neighborhood, this funky wall is the unofficial neighborhood landmark. The owners of the private residents hired painters to paint their home "fire-engine" red. On the front the color looked fine but on the side it the color was a brighter pink so the creative owners had some green, black and pink for an iconic mural.
1112 Q St NW
5. Riggs Library
If you’ve ever dreamed of a library worthy of a Disney movie, you’ll love Riggs Library. Located at Georgetown campus, the library has hundreds of books squeezed into four floors of cast iron walkways, stunning natural light and two spiral staircases.
O Street NW & 37th Street
6. Kogod Courtyard
Visitors of the Portrait Gallery will enjoy the glass-ceiling courtyard. The innovative architecture features a wavy glass and steel ceiling that appears to float above the building, shining spectacular light into the courtyard.
7. FDR Memorial
A fantastic open air monument, visitors can experience all four terms of Presdient Franklin Delano Roosevelt by walking through a pathway of waterfalls, sculptures and the president’s most famous quotes emblazoned on granite walls.
8. Museum of the American Indian
Every angle of the museum of the American Indian will leave you with a different impression of the unique museum. The building was designed to resemble a wind-sculpted rock formation providing imagery of connection to the earth.
9. Friendship Archway
The Friendship Archway stands 47 feet tall and spans across 75 feet of roadway. This impressive sculpture has over 7,000 glazed tiles and 35,000 wooden pieces and was the largest Chinese archway in the world when was it built in 1986.
7th and H St NW
10. The Awakening
Outside of DC near the National Harbor, The Awakening is a 72 foot statue of a giant embedded in the earth. You will feel like a fairytale hero when you experience this massive sculpture that looks as if it is trying to escape the ground.
11. Palmer Alley at CityCenter
Palmer Alley in CityCenter DC is frequently the setting of whimsical lights and art. Over the holiday season is was lit with glittering snowflakes and during the Cherry Blossom Festival, hundreds of pink lanterns brighten the alley.
Aren’t these places incredible?! If you love seeking out enchanted places,
you will love this one spectacular place!