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
    9.3468 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Absolutely amazing view at the top. There is a lot of stairs, but worth it. Top: the gift shop is at the top and tiny tiny. Also, hold railing on ...

  • 2
    Washington Monument

    Washington Monument

    Ranked #2 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.1426 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    Beautiful park and a great center piece to help you find your way around. I was sad that it is closed and has a fence all around it, though.

  • 3
    The White House

    The White House

    Ranked #3 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    8.9359 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
    9.4266 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Alot of interesting things to see and to, great for kids! We spent nearly 4 hours in the museum and still didn't have time to see everything. Loved the butterfly ...

  • 5
    United States Capitol

    United States Capitol

    Ranked #5 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.0270 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Government Building, Capitol Building
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Great place to visit, entire staff is great and we'll trained, very educational and interesting, the food at the cafeteria has great quality and have good selection.

  • 6
    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Ranked #6 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.2239 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Science Museum
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryStudents

    We loved this place. Planes and rockets everywhere. Lots of historical artifacts that i never thought i would see. Also, plenty of interactive things for the kids to touch and ...

  • 7
    National Mall and Memorial Parks

    National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Ranked #7 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.1175 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Park, Plaza, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    What's great about the NM, is that there are so many monuments to see all in walking distance of each other... But do map out your route to save time.

  • 8
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Ranked #8 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.2175 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Monument, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    A memorial honoring US soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War. A sobering experience. Worth a visit.

  • 9
    Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

    Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

    Ranked #9 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    8.9178 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    A very beautiful place. A must-see if you visit DC! From here it is easy to get to many other monuments.

  • 10
    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    Ranked #10 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    9.0148 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    Beautiful and historic memorial for Thomas Jefferson. Located away from the busy crowds, this is a nice detour stop for those wanting a break from the crowds.

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