Those who love Washington DC and its way of life never cease to tell others how fantastic it is. They swear by its power-packed political corridors where historic decisions have been made. There is no other city like DC for them. One of the things which makes it a fantastic place is the sightseeing options it offers a visitor.
Top 10 Places to Visit
If you are tired of memorials, catch an IMAX movie. So, after making the visitors spoiled for choice, it is no wonder the tourists or visitors within the country spend a whole day here.
The former has a collection of more than 100 natural science specimens and cultural artifacts, while the latter has the biggest historic collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world. Amongst the whopping number of exhibits, are the original Wright 1903 flyer, Apollo 11 command module, and Spirit of Saint Louis.
Another addition to this list is the National Museum of American History. Check it out for a mind-boggling experience (in the form of artifacts) of the American History.
You can also see lots of high-rise apartments here. All in all, a place to chill after you are tired of the umpteen spots to see in the capital.
This park offers a plethora of activities like picnicking, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, and rock climbing, all on the backdrop of beautiful blue, 20-feet cascading waterfalls.
What gives this spot historical significance, is the fact that the Alexandria riverfront was a colonial port. It has been a witness to the colonial, revolutionary, and the civil wars. Enjoy the taste of vintage USA with cobblestone streets, colonial houses, and so on.
The Glen Echo park is a premier amusement park. Over the years, after being established in 1891, this park is a hub for art and culture. It is run and managed by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The performances in Spanish Ballroom and Annual labor day art show are some of the attractions of the Glen Echo Park.
Just a Quarter
Penn Quarter is a whole district or neighborhood dedicated to arts and entertainment. It's accompanied by nightclubs, restaurants, art galleries, trendy stores, etc. It is in 'downtown' Washington and located halfway between the White House and the US Capitol Building.
Latin American Youth Center and Latino Community Heritage Center, District of Columbia Arts Center, Patricia M. Sitar Center for Arts, and Meridian Hill Park are a few other places around Adam's Morgan, which are worth visiting.
If you are lucky, you might get a glimpse of The President inviting the senators or security advisers in the form of a White House invitation, which is also printed here.
Last, but not the least, is the National Zoo. With more than 400 species of animals set in a 163-acre area, this park is not to be missed. This can consume several hours of your day because of its sheer size and you need to do a lot of walking. So high heels, trendy, or dainty shoes are a big no no!