D.C. October 26, 2016
12 Jaw Dropping Views In Washington DC That Will Blow You Away
Washington DC is a gorgeous mix of nature, history, and culture. Some of the most iconic buildings in the country are here and it is full of hidden scenic views that will take your breath away. To experience the full beauty of Washington DC, visit these 12 places for the best views in Washington DC.
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1. Kennedy Center Restaurant Terrace
The rooftop terrace of the Kennedy Center offers stunning views of the Potomac River and Georgetown.
2. POV Restaurant
The restaurant lounge at the top of the W Hotel offers some of the best views of downtown. They also have some killer cocktails and meals.
3. Washington Monument
It’s an absolute must on any list of view of DC. Yes, the Washington Monument is touristy but you can’t beat the views of the city.
4. Old Post Office Building
Built in 1899, the clock tower of the Old Post Office is a DC icon and if you climb to the top, you are rewarded with beautiful aerial look of Washington DC.
5. The National Mall
There is a reason tourists and locals alike come to the National Mall and gaze out on the reflecting pool and the beautiful monuments in the background. Because the views are truly spectacular.
6. The National Cathedral
Climb the 333 steps of the Cathedral’s central tower to get a view of the famous architecture up close and to get one of the best views of DC. Plus, it’s a great work out.
7. The Newseum
The 6th floor balcony of the Newesum provides visitors the perfect picture taking spot for the most iconic DC buildings.
8. Tidal Basin
The natural beauty of the Tidal Basin, set against the Jefferson monument and with the National Monument in the background offers a view that is uniquely DC.
9. Capital Wheel
Whether you are riding the wheel or simply catching a glimpse of it, the glowing Capital Wheel lighting up the DC sky offers a whimsical view that you can’t find many other places in the district.
10. Meridian Hill Park
One of the many reasons locals love Meridian Hill Park is because of the picturesque cascading waterfall fountain.
11. Capitol Columns at the Arboretum
Twenty two Corinthian columns from the Capitol building set against the dreamy scenery of the National Arboretum is a sight you have to experience in DC.
12. Key Bridge
When the sun sets over DC, grab yourself a seat on the Georgetown waterfront and watch as the sky lights up behind the beautiful Key Bridge. If you’re on the water, you’ll even glimpse the Washington Monument in the background.
You can dine with a view as well at the
10 best restaurants with a view in Washington DC!