Washington DC City Guide: Must See Sights

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3.11.16

Winter has finally broke and spring is here! Such an exciting time to be in the DC area. Everyone comes out of hibernation and are out and about exploring the city. I thought it would be fun to compile some of my favorite things to do around the city for locals and tourists alike!

My Favorite Washington DC Must See Sights:

Seriously one of my all time favorite interiors ANYWHERE in the world.

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The Library of Congress’ interior will seriously “WOW” you! and conveniently located behind the US Capitol. Try the secret tunnel system underground. It’s fun!

And of course you gotta check out some of our free museums.

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My favorite Smithsonian museum, National Museum of Natural History. I love the underwater and rocks and mineral exhibits.

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But it’s the National Museum of American Indian that has the best food. Trust me.

But if I had to choose a favorite monument:

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It would have to be the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. It’s a little off the path but not as busy as the other monuments. Located right on the tidal basin, it’s so easy to spend a whole afternoon checking out the different monuments and if you’re up for it, rent a paddle boat, yea?

*For more about the tidal basin, click here.

Interested in a day trip outside of the Nation’s capital?

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Favorite off mall museum: STEVEN F. UDVAR-HAZY CENTER Air and Space Museum. It’s totally awesome.

Hope you enjoyed this list. If you think I left anything out, let me know in the comments below.

And in case you missed the any of my other guides:

 

Happy Exploring!

  • Steve Purnell

    Thanks, I have not been to DC since 1977 when I was a guest of the NEA. Stayed at a place called the Greyling. It’s a wonder land. Think about that side trip to see Mt Fuji, and Kyoto.