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
    426 reviews
    Sights and Museums,Monument,Landmark,Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Took the kids and they were amazing of its beauty. You can see the national mall from way up high. The reflection pool and Washington monument was beautiful.

  • 2
    Washington Monument

    Washington Monument

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

    Iconic and a nice anchor for navigating. Not a lot to look at but interesting to see in person.

  • 3
    White House

    White House

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

    Pretty fun, just don't make any jokes that could get you tackled and thrown out.

  • 4
    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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

    Great museum the entire family will love. The IMAX shows are amazing, 3d adventures, for $9 per adult and a little less per child. You can easily spend hours exploring ...

  • 5
    U.S. Capitol Building

    U.S. Capitol Building

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

    The United States Capitol, also known as the Capitol Building or Capitol Hill, is the home of the United States Congress, and the seat of the legislative branch.

  • 6
    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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

    Too much to see in such a short amount of time! Amazing to see so much history in one place!

  • 7
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Ranked #7 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    167 reviews
    Sights and Museums,Monument
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Very moving experience at this monument. Use the books to look up your family name and find it on the wall.

  • 8
    National Mall

    National Mall

    Ranked #8 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    165 reviews
    Sights and Museums,Outdoors,Park,Plaza,Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    This is not Downtown Washington DC but the heart of the capital for tourists. Basically if you visit DC the National Mall is the place you wanna go for the ...

  • 9
    Reflecting Pool

    Reflecting Pool

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

    Way dirtier than expected, but a nice stroll between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Been in the winter and summer and the summer brings a nasty smell but ...

  • 10
    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

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

    It was peacefully quiet on the Thursday morning I went. An underrated monument, with great views of the Tidal Basin and Washington Monument.

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