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

    A very beautiful monument that is sadly often very crowded. However a must-see if you visit DC!

  • 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

    One of our favorite family activities was taking the tour up to the top of the monument. The view was amazing!!

  • 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
    263 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Who wants to see a dinosaur? Seems like about 8 million people a year, second in world volume to only the Louvre in Paris as the most visited museum. Lots ...

  • 5
    United States Capitol

    United States Capitol

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

    The US Capitol houses the United States Congress. It is the seat of the legislative branch of the National Government. It is one of the most iconic landmarks of the ...

  • 6
    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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

    Just like all the Smithsonians, this one is free to visit. Great history of how it all began to today's aircraft.

  • 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

    I was not overly impressed with the National Mall. I heard it compared to other places like Central Park but it did not seem nearly as interesting, maybe that was ...

  • 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

    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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