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

    I only saw this place in the movies and I was just so happy to see it for real.

  • 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 the most recognizable symbols in DC and can be appreciated from far away

  • 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

    Great museum to visit with changing exibits always changing to make a new experience

  • 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

    Beautiful building and such a lovely spot to see in the park. We did not have the chance to go in though.

  • 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

    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
    175 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
    175 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Monument, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Special place to show the appreciation for the ultimate sacrifice... Freedom is not free, and we owe it to the special soldiers on this monument.

  • 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

    It was peacefully quiet on the Thursday morning I went. An underrated monument, with great views of the Tidal Basin and Washington Monument.

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