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Sightseeing in Washington

Monument / Landmark
“I had to put this in under "Washington Monument" But this is for ALL OF DC'S MONUMENTS. They are all better at night!!! As long as the weather is nice trust me when i say visiting these sites at night is a truely beautiful site to behold. ”
115 locals recommend
Government Building
“The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. and has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams in 1800. ”
42 locals recommend
Park
“Take some time to explore this urban oasis, with its elaborate gardens, cascading fountains and Joan of Arc statue. Situated near the Columbia Heights neighborhood, Meridian Hill was first a mansion, then a camp for Union soldiers, and eventually, an Italianate-style garden. Today, the park serves as a community gathering place that hosts a drum circle every Sunday.”
246 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“I recommend seeing this place at night. All the monuments are beautifully lit up, relatively walkable between each other, and it is so much less crowded and cool at night than during the day. Either side of the statue has his Inauguration Speech and his Gettysburg Address which are emotional and somehow never becomes irrelevant to current events. Across the reflecting pool from the Washington Monument and the US Capitol building, it's a stop along the National Mall that you have to see. ”
103 locals recommend
Memorial Site
“Famous Statue of Marines raising the American Flag on Iwo Jima during WW2. Marine Parades during the summer.”
28 locals recommend
Library
“More history in one location than you will ever be able to read and learn. ”
121 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Outstanding year-round, but spectacular when the cherry trees are blossoming. ”
76 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Easily accessible from DC, this is a great place for a short/easy hike to enjoy nature. Nice views as you cross the bridge and lots of shade as you hike around the island. Great activity for families!”
75 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Commemorates the U.S. Air Force. Also one of the most beautiful views of Washington.”
15 locals recommend
Courthouse
“Every major decision that comes out of this location, impacts every American. Great architecture. ”
39 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This landmark has been here and is a museum for Masons everywhere. Masons have been contributing to communities everywhere in leadership positions while shrouded in mystery. You can see this monument from just about everywhere and it is an interesting stop for the curious.”
24 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This huge statue depicts Martin Luther King and gives people an insight just how great he was and the work he did on bringing everyone together as equal. It’s in a beautiful setting surrounding it with a lovely background.”
27 locals recommend
Museum
“Escape from the AC into the atrium of the National Building Museum - a good number of free exhibits but the best do require an entry fee. Several activities for kids, but get there early on weekends to avoid waiting.”
44 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Flanked by the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, the beautiful World War II Memorial, complete with bronze sculptures and stone architecture, pays tribute to the Americans who served in the war, honors those who fell, and recognizes the victory of freedom over tyranny.”
22 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Great site, but there are tons of locations like the aquarium and more alll over Atlanta.”
12 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This free memorial to the victims of the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon is a very special place. The memorial itself is thoughtfully planned with special meaning built in to its design. This is my favorite place in D.C. for reflection and peace and quiet when needed. Recommend visiting at dusk. ”
13 locals recommend