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

    A must see. Both during the day and at night. Gets pretty crowded during tourist season but worth the trip.

  • 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

    From a far it's not that amazing... Up close it's wonderful...don't pass this spot up...

  • 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

    Christmas was beautiful!! We loved being able to tour and see all the decorations

  • 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

    Really had a great time at this museum. Kids absolutely loved it and the exhibits are amazing.

  • 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

    8 blocks away. Good visitors center. Stop in to Senator's and Congressmen's offices.

  • 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

    All Smithsonian Museums are free, so that's always a plus! This museum is wonderful for traveling families and anyone interested in space or the history of flight.

  • 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

    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
    177 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
    148 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    This place was also very nice, quick stop and snap a pic. I would recommend catching it at dusk/night the lighting is nicer then the day... And the view if ...

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