D.C. February 28, 2017
by Maura These 19 Jaw Dropping Places In Washington DC Will Blow You Away
Washington DC is home to some fantastic parks, memorials, monuments and destinations. There is so much beauty in DC and you can find it everywhere. This is by no means a complete list but here are 19 incredible places in Washington DC that you must visit.
1. The Tidal Basin
Cherry blossoms, paddle boats, and the most iconic monuments.
2. Rock Creek Park
Hike, bike, jog or stroll through DC’s most magnificent park.
3. Dumbarton Oaks
A gorgeous historic estate featuring one of the most incredible gardens in the area.
4. Roosevelt Island
A national park that was created to emulate the wild forests, while still being right inside the district.
5. National World War II Memorial
This gorgeous tribute to the 16 million who served during World War II features fantastic fountains and state monuments.
6. Lincoln Memorial
From the marble columns to the reflecting pool and the incredible sculpture, every part of this iconic memorial is breathtaking.
7. Jefferson Memorial
The rounded rotunda overlooks the Tidal Basin and is spectacular sight during the day or the evening.
8. Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
Seeing the length of this beautiful memorial and reading the names on it is guaranteed to give you chills.
9. National Arboretum
A sprawling beautiful park that is quiet, peaceful, and truly a hidden gem in Washington DC.
10. National Cathedral
You will be blown away by the amazing architecture in this Gothic cathedral that sits high on a hill overlooking DC.
11. United States Capitol Building
Some of the most monumental decisions affecting this country are made in this building. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the incredible architecture and history make it worth the trip.
12. The White House
A stop at the President’s house is an absolute must-do for everyone in DC.
13. Yards Park
The Yards Park is one of the newest parks in the area. Strolling across the funky pedestrian bridge is ideal during sunset or in the evenings.
14. Hains Point
Hains Point is the southern tip of East Potomac Park and gives you gorgeous views of the Potomac River and the Washington Channel.
15. Meridian Hill Park
Meridian Hill Park is a local favorite. The cascading fountain and incredible statues create a truly enchanting atmosphere.
16. The Washington Monument
No matter how many times you have seen the Washington Monument, it never stops being amazing.
17. National Building Museum
The National Building Museum may not sound like the most interesting building in the world but once you step inside, you will be amazed at the gorgeous interior.
18. Library of Congress
The biggest library in the country is home to 38 million books and is one of the prettiest libraries you have ever seen.
19. Korean War Memorial
Walk through 19 steel statues, along the Mural and United Nation Walls before stopping to reflect on the Pool of Remembrance.
There is so much to see in Washington DC! Once you have visited these incredible places,
try one of these 11 adventures!
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