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
    462 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
    424 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    We learned a lot of history from our DC by Foot tour guide, we never new that work on the Monument stop for 20 years. Now the completed Monument has ...

  • 3
    The White House

    The White House

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

    To be honest, it was smaller then I expected and I'm ok with that. Not much else to do but snap a pic

  • 4
    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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

    I have been here multiple times with family. My kids always enjoy the diamonds and minerals area and the giant squid on the bottom floor. The building is also beautiful. ...

  • 5
    United States Capitol

    United States Capitol

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

    The building reflects the beauty and the ugliness of American politics and the American system of government. Certainly, take a tour but I find a thoughtful, solitary walk-through the most ...

  • 6
    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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

    Great free attraction to check out while in D.C. Really enjoyed the war plane exhibits! Can get really packed so come early, and mid-week if possible. The

  • 7
    National Mall and Memorial Parks

    National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Ranked #7 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    175 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.

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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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

    Another attraction that's great to see when the sun's going down or at night. Not a ton of people around and the way the light paints the sky to bounce ...

  • 9
    Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

    Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

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

    Can't help but think of Jenny running to forest. But this place is so pretty. Looking down from Lincoln memorial is a great picture opportunity.

  • 10
    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

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

    It's interesting to check out the insanely huge memorials to dead presidents and read again their words.

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