5 Top Things to Do in Washington D.C.

the White House
the White House

If it is American history and politics that you want to indulge in while on vacation or a holiday, Washington D.C. is the place to go. There are a lot of things to do in Washington D.C. ; you can do the essential tourist activities of exploring all the patriotic places or you can visit museums and be really touristy and of course you can indulge in the D.C. nightlife and many more.

1. Exploring American History and Politics

Washington D.C. may not be all about history and politics but your visit here is not going to be complete unless you do get a chance to see those wonderful structures built to be the nation’s seats of power. The first place is of course, the White House, no Washington D. C. visitor should come without having a look at it. The U.S. Capitol is usually the next on the list of places to visit on the things to do in Washington D.C. The Capitol is where the American government’s legislative branch is housed. The north wing of the building is being occupied by the Senate while the south wing is for the House of Representatives. Other attractions that would surely interest you are the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the Pentagon. The first was built in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The second was a monument honoring Abraham Lincoln, the US 16th President. And the last place is the US Department of Defense’ headquarters.

2. Memorial Hopping

The Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial are not the only memorial structures or places built within D.C. There are many others such as; Iwo Jima Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Us Navy Memorial, Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, and the Masonic National Memorial.

3. Museum Hopping

Washington D.C. is all about history and arts, and where else can you get better history education and view art exhibits than at the museums. Some of the most visited museums in Washington D.C include; Phillips Collection, Hirshhorn Museum, National Building Museum, National Portrait Gallery, American Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Museum of American History, and the National Museum of the American Indian.

4. Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms

You do not have to go to Asia to see the Cherry Blossom; Washington D.C. has them perfectly lined up at the Tidal Basin. The best time to visit this place is during the early parts of April when the trees are in full bloom.

5. Relax at the Country Capital’s Most Beautiful Park

There are many parks in the US capital, but the five hectare Meridian Park is definitely the most visited as it is indeed the most beautiful. This park offers interesting sights like a monumental cascade and the Joan of Arc and the Serenity statues.


Author: Tajirul Haque

Tajirul Haque is a travel enthusiast and freelance travel writer on Upwork. Having written hundreds of travel articles on so many travel destinations around the world for his clients, Tajirul started Top Travel Lists back in September 2014. Travel writing is his passion and he always loves to write about a new destination as it allows him to know about more beautiful places the planet has to offer. He is always available for freelance travel writing opportunities.