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

    Like many things in DC, it is free to visit! Very crowded though, don’t expect to get a picture without people walking through it.

  • 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

    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
    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

    I was disappointed to say the least. It was very small and not much to see/do. The security check to get in took longer time than the tour itself.

  • 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 withHistoryFamilies

    Sign up online to get your free tour pass and skip the lines if you are going during the summer. The tour was surprisingly interesting and worth the 45 minutes ...

  • 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 withFamiliesHistoryAdventure

    Super fun, i came here with my family and even my young sister enjoyed it, if you like ships, all of them there are real and very picture worthy. A ...

  • 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

    Spent most of the day here. It is a walk but we'll worth the time. Wear good shoes and clothes.

  • 8
    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

    One of the most powerful monuments I've seen. Walk along the walls and see the list of names grow and grow..

  • 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

    Loved the experience which was reminiscent of being in Forest Gump. A lot of history went down around this pool including MLK's speech in 1963, Obama's 2009 inauguration and the ...

  • 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

    The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential in Washinton, D.C. dedicated to Tho.as Jegferson (1743-1826), one of the most i.portant of the American Founding Fathers.

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