TOP 22 MOST VISITED PLACES IN WASHINGTON

The National Mall

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The National Mall, located in the heart of Washington, DC, making it easily accessible from all areas, and receives more than 24 million visitors annually. In addition, an important historical dimension appears in it, this place extends with open green spaces with natural landscapes, It will provide you a time of relaxation and peace. Most visitors start at the National Mall, a two-mile green strip often referred to as “The Nation’s Front Lawn”.
Clearly there’s no shopping to be done at this Mall, you will have the opportunity to take a sweep of the country’s most famous monuments and museums, all in one place.
A lengthy tour inside the park will give you an idea of ​​the history of America, ancient and modern, in an interesting and enjoyable way without the need for a guide.

Washington, Zero Milestone

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the proposed reference point for distances on all US maps. The memorial is located south of the White House, designed by Washington architect Horace W. Beaslee.  It is a block of Milford granite about 2 feet wide and 4 feet high, with Compass rose on top of monument

The White House

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To the north you’ll see America’s most famous residence, The White House.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

To the south stands the Washington Monument, as the tallest building in Washington, D.C. Rising 555 feet, this marble obelisk is the centerpiece of the National Mall, and took 36 years to complete. When it was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. This building in Washington remains one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city and the world, and is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. 

Capitol Building

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The US Capitol Building, on top of Capitol Hill, is the nation’s seat of federal government.

Washington, Reflecting Pool

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Rest a while by the Reflecting Pool. Surrounded by America’s most iconic tributes to its heroes and founding fathers, it’s easy to let your mind wander back through the various chapters of America’s history.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial reflection

Nestled in the trees is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Engraved in its walls are the names of tens of thousands of soldiers who lost their lives in the battlefields of Vietnam.

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memoria

The nearby Lincoln Memorial is where Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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Admire the many sculptures and waterfalls at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial further along the Mall. It is a presidential memorial dedicated not only to the memory of United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), but also to the era he represented.Dedicated on May 2, 1997 by President Bill Clinton.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Across the Tidal Basin, Thomas Jefferson keeps a watchful eye on the White House from his own memorial, built in the style of ancient Rome.

Smithsonian Castle

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The Mall is also home to many of the nation’s Smithsonian buildings. To learn more about this interesting collection of museums and galleries, stop by at the Information Center in the Smithsonian Institution Building called the Castle.
The whole family will enjoy the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where you can let your imagination fly high among historic airplanes and spacecraft.

Newseum

Newseum

Newseum, it was an interactive museum dedicated to the world of news media. However, a victim of the media crisis, the museum announced in early 2019 that it wanted to sell its huge building, and closed its doors to the public on December 31, 2019.

United States Botanic Garden

2017 United States Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden of the Capitol Building offers an escape from monuments and museums. But the Mall is not the only attraction in D.C..
To explore the many attractions outside of the Mall, the convenient Capital Bikeshare system is available all over the city.

DuPont Circle

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In picture-perfect downtown neighborhoods such as DuPont Circle, browse bookstores by day and try the cafés by night.

Foggy Bottom

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Another charming central suburb is Foggy Bottom, named after the fog that rises from the Potomac River. Culture-vultures, students and nature lovers congregate in this pocket neighborhood near the Potomac River. Here you’ll find the Watergate Hotel, the Kennedy Center, the State Department and the southern tip of Rock Creek Park, it’s got something for nearly everyone.

Georgetown

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Pass Washington Circle to get to Georgetown. With its eighteenth-century buildings, it is the oldest district in D.C. Historic neighborhood, commercial, and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River. And today university students give it a lively atmosphere.

Wisconsin Avenue and M Street

M Street and Wisconsin Avenue

The major thoroughfares of M Street, N.W. and Wisconsin Avenue comprise the primary commercial hubs of luxury boutiques, offers a mix of third-generation businesses next door to new cafe concepts and repurposed historic buildings, trendy restaurants and clubs found within the neighborhood.

National Cathedral, Washington

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North from here is the National Cathedral, one of the largest churches in the United States.

Smithsonian National Zoo

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In the nearby Smithsonian National Zoo, the residents are sure to delight monument-weary children.

Washington, International Spy Museum

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Another family favorite is the International Spy Museum. Play undercover agent in an interactive game where nothing is as it seems!

Arlington National Cemetery

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Just across the river in neighboring Virginia is the nation’s most hallowed ground, Arlington National Cemetery.
Wander among rows of tombstones dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
President John F. Kennedy‘s final resting place, marked by an ‘eternal’ flame, is one of the most visited graves.

Arlington House

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Lee Memorial is located in Arlington National Cemetery. The land was once a 1,100 acre plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. His only surviving child, Mary Anna Randolph Custis, married Robert E. Lee in 1831. For thirty years prior to the Civil War, the Lee family lived at Arlington.

From Arlington House you can look back over D.C. and its surrounding suburbs.
Washington has a lot more to offer than the political buildings and stately monuments that it is so famous for.
And no matter how often you’ve seen these landmarks in the news or in movies,
nothing beats the real thing!