Washington DC Attractions
Tourist Attractions in Washington DC
There are so many Washington DC attractions - besides all the Washington DC Museums and the memorials in DC. Just to name a few of the tourist attractions in DC, we have the National Cathedral, the National Zoo, the National Mall, Union Station and the National Archives amongst many other DC attractions. So make it a bit easier for you to find Washington DC Tourist attractions on this page, we put them in alphabetical order.
The most famous DC Tourist Attractions
Let's get started with the most famout DC attractions. Of course these are not all attractions you can find across the city, but we wanted to start with the most famous ones, so you know what you should definitely put on your schedule while here. Later on, you will also get a list of less famous DC attractions - some a bit off the beaten path to show you another side of the Nation's capital.
The Capitol Washington DC is located at the East End of the National Mall. A bit elevated with a wonderful view across the whole length of the Mall towards the Washington Monument and even all the way past the Reflecting Pool to the Lincoln Memorial. Before you walk up the steps to the Capitol, take your photos in front of this well-known building all around the world.
A very different way to enjoy Washington DC, or better: The Potomac river, which is flowing along the West side of the city and the nice fews into the city that you have while dining on one of the cruise ships that are part of fleet of Dinner Cruises in Washington DC.
Most times of the year, especially during the busy summer time, there is a long line of visitors in front of the entrance to the National Archives Washington DC. The wait isn't too bad, but be prepared for it and bring an extra water bottle to stay hydrated while you are waiting in the hot summer sun.
Easily reachable by car and the Trolley Tours, the National Cathedral Washington DC, one of the most visited Washington DC Attractions is located a bit NorthWest of downtown DC, off of Wisconsin Avenue, close to Cathedral Heights.
Located in the heart of downtown DC - you just can't miss it - is the National Mall. Pivotal points around and on the National Mall are the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Capitol, and - of course - right in the middle of it, the Washington Monument. In walking distance to the National Mall is also the newest Washington DC Memorial: The Martin Luther King Memorial DC.
The National Zoo Washington DC is one of the finest in the country, high up on the list of Washington DC Attractions - and the best thing is, that besides parking, you don't have to pay to visit the Zoo. Our Zoo is in the news often, especially when they exhibit the pandas that, unfortunately, we had to separate with a few years ago. On nice warm and sunny days, the zoo is always a great place to go to and bring your kids. They have such a blast with all the animals they get to see.
You don't have to be a train fanatic, or a fan of great architecture, if you come to see Union Station Washington DC, just walk towards the building and spend some time inside - it's great. Just in one word: GREAT. Union Station is also the hub for Amtrak, the DC Metro system (Metro and Busses) and a lot of the Washington DC Tour Operators (e.g. the Trolley).
You can't visit DC without stopping by at the Washington DC White House with its famous address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Other States in the U.S. have their own version of the White House as well as the Capitol building, but this one here is the original. They even offer tours, but you have to get your (pre-registered) ticket at the White House Visitor Center (1450 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C., DC 20230,
(202) 456-7041). Requests to tour the White House, must be submitted through your Member of Congress.
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