1. Try brunch at Fiola Mare
This Zagat-rated Georgetown Italian restaurant is right on the beautiful Potamac River and offers incredible views and even more incredible food! If you go for the bottomless brunch option be sure to get there early, it ends at 2pm!
2. See the Japanese Cherry Blossoms
Seeing the over 3000 beautiful cherry trees blossom along the Tidal Basin is one of the most beautiful experiences in the entire country. A great time to see these trees in bloom is during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs from late-March to mid-April.
3. Experience the National Gallery of Art
One of the top museums in not just Washington D.C. but the entire United States, the National Gallery of Art is full of amazing collections from all over the world. Save yourself time and hassle and don’t bring a backpack when visiting this museum, as they aren’t allowed.
4. Honor the troops at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam War may have been the most controversial of all of America’s wars, but the brave soldiers who put their lives on the line for our freedom deserve to be honored. See the names of those fallen in the war, who are memorialized on a beautiful monument.
5. Picnic the National Mall
So many famous events have occurred at the National Mall that stepping into the area you can literally feel the history in the air. If picnicking the beautiful grounds aren’t reason enough to bring a snack, here is another: there are no food vendors on the grounds.
6. Take a sightseeing tour of the city
There are so many incredible landmarks in Washington D.C. that trying to find time for them all can be impossible. Take a sightseeing tour to have a professional hit all the sweet spots in an efficient manner, you won’t regret it.
7. Check out the US Botanic Garden
These amazing gardens are a paradise within the capitol, and the perfect place for any couple visiting Washington D.C. Many couples stage their engagement photos and wedding photos here, so try not to photobomb!
8. Visit the animals at the National Zoological Park
The National Zoological Park is home to over 4,000 animals, and they are all waiting for you to come visit them!
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9. Find your zen at the Franciscan Monastery
This underrated site is an incredible step back in time! Be sure to take the tour, it’s well worth it!
10. See the Sunset Parade
The U.S. Marines Sunset Parade is a unique experience that only takes place in Washington D.C. and is an ode to the history of the Marines. Make sure to request tickets online, as the seats fill quickly!