Things to do in Washington, D.C.

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    Lincoln Memorial

    Lincoln Memorial

    Ranked #1 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    459 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Definitely visit this memorial at night. During the day it's so crowded and you can't really appreciate the statue. At night, there's not a ton of people and the way ...

  • 2
    Washington Monument

    Washington Monument

    Ranked #2 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    422 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    Love this place! I didn't get to go up in it... but just seeing it makes me a happy happy man. I have been here a few times now in ...

  • 3
    White House

    White House

    Ranked #3 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    357 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Government Building, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    Such a beautiful site to see, if you ever get the chance, definitely stop by!

  • 4
    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    Ranked #4 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    261 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    This is the coolest place! You need an entire day to truly enjoy it. We only had a few hours and are planning a trip back. Just amazing. Plan to ...

  • 5
    U.S. Capitol Building

    U.S. Capitol Building

    Ranked #5 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    268 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Government Building, Capitol Building
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Beautiful building and such a lovely spot to see in the park. We did not have the chance to go in though.

  • 6
    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Ranked #6 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    236 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Science Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    All Smithsonian Museums are free, so that's always a plus! This museum is wonderful for traveling families and anyone interested in space or the history of flight.

  • 7
    National Mall

    National Mall

    Ranked #7 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    174 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Park, Plaza, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    Love this openness and beauty of all the monuments and Smithsonian in a common area.

  • 8
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Ranked #8 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    173 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Found one of my grandfather's best friends on the wall and sent him a picture of his name. He started crying and thanked us for finding him. I couldn't believe ...

  • 9
    Reflecting Pool

    Reflecting Pool

    Ranked #9 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    175 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    The perfectly still water captures the magnificence of both the Washington and Lincoln memorial.

  • 10
    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    Ranked #10 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    147 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    So pretty and amazing architecture ! It was really clean. I wish I had been able to go on a nicer day, it was cold and windy when I was ...

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