Washington DC Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Washington DC

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Capitol Hill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3308 Reviews

There’s much more to Capitol Hill than the US Capitol building that stands atop it. It is both the heart of the American government and a vibrant neighborhood ...  Read more

Washington Monument

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5028 Reviews

Built to honor the first US president, George Washington, the Washington Monument is the tallest building in DC. Reaching an impressive 555 feet (170 meters), ...  Read more

Arlington National Cemetery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2314 Reviews

Arlington National Cemetery contains graves of soldiers from every war the United States has fought since the American Revolution. It is a resting place for ...  Read more

Potomac River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1596 Reviews

From its source in West Virginia to where it empties out in Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River is rich in American history, so much so that it's often called ...  Read more

Mount Vernon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 649 Reviews

Mount Vernon—the former Virginia home and final resting place of George and Martha Washington—is a carefully restored National Historic Landmark on the banks ...  Read more

US Capitol

4.5 star rating: Recommended 184 Reviews

The US Capitol dome towers above the Roman columns and manicured gardens of this iconic heart of American government. Topped by the bronze Statue of Freedom, ...  Read more

Lincoln Memorial

4.5 star rating: Recommended 160 Reviews

A 19-foot-tall (5.7-meter-tall) marble statue of President Abraham Lincoln dominates the Lincoln Memorial, situated at the edge of the Lincoln Memorial ...  Read more

National Mall

4.5 star rating: Recommended 82 Reviews

Stretching from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is a wide, tree-lined expanse of open space between the Constitution and Independence ...  Read more

White House

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

Every year, people from all over the world flock to Washington DC just to get a peek at the 132-room United States White House, which has been the official ...  Read more

The Smithsonian

4 star rating: Recommended 790 Reviews

With 19 museums, nine research centers, and the National Zoological Park, it's no surprise the Smithsonian Institution is one of the most famous collections of ...  Read more

International Spy Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

Claiming the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on public display, the International Spy Museum in Washington DC provides an engaging ...  Read more

Jefferson Memorial

4 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

Set on the south bank of the Tidal Basin amid the cherry trees, the Jefferson Memorial honors the third president of the United States, drafter of the ...  Read more

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is America's highest legal institution and one of the most iconic landmarks in Washington DC. Since 1935, this stately example of ...  Read more

Union Station

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 319 Reviews

First opened in 1907, the D.C. area’s largest train station is the headquarters for Amtrak, the busiest station on the Metrorail’s Red Line, and a shopping and ...  Read more

National Museum of Natural History

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

More than 126 million (yes, million!) specimens of plants, animals, rocks, fossils, meteorites, human remains, and cultural artifacts can be found at The ...  Read more

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