✅ TOP 10: Things To Do In Washington DC

✅ TOP 10: Things To Do In Washington DC

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact
city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neo-classical monuments
and buildings, including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches:
the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums and accessible
outside spaces. Before we get into the top 10 things to do
in Washington DC, we’ve included links in the description to various discount codes
and links to resources of things to do, so make sure you check those out. 10) At number 10 is the Smithsonian National
Air & Space Museum (Free) In the museum’s central ‘Milestones of Flight
hall’, towering US Pershing-II and Soviet SS-20 nuclear missiles stand next to the popular
moon rock station, where visitors can touch a lunar sample acquired on the 1972 Apollo
17 mission. Permanent exhibitions in the museum detail
the history of jet aviation, space travel and satellite communications. 9) Number 9 is Madame Tussauds DC (Pay, Groupon) Madame Tussauds Washington, DC, has been displaying
waxworks of music stars, historical figures, film legends, and sporting greats for the
past decade. It is a uniquely interactive and exciting
experience that allows visitors to take a journey through American history. Guests will find themselves transported back
in time and they’ll rub shoulders with the political elite as they meet all 45 U.S. Presidents. Madame Tussauds puts guests up close and personal
with their favourite celebrities and visitors can indulge in famously fantastical fun by
hopping on stage with some famous music stars. 8) At number 8 is the White House (Free) One of America’s most recognisable historical
and political symbols is also the home and office of the President of the United States. Free of charge tours are scheduled on a first
come, first served basis. Requests can be submitted up to three months
in advance and no less than 21 days in advance. Visitors are encouraged to submit a request
as early as possible as a limited number of spaces are available. 7) Number 7 is the Smithsonian National Museum
of Natural History (Free) With more than 126 million artefacts on display,
the Smithsonian museum on the National Mall attracts millions of visitors each year. Some of the museum’s highlights include tarantula
feedings in the Insect Zoo and the replicas of giant whales and other marine life in the
Sant Ocean Hall. Although this museum is especially appealing
to families, visitors have said there’s something for everyone here. 6) At number 6 is the United States National
Arboretum (Free) The United States National Arboretum, in Washington,
D.C. was established in 1927 by an act of Congress and occupies 446 acres on the west
bank of the Anacostia River. There are more than 7,000 kinds of plants
with special collections of azaleas, bonsai, camellias, hollies, apple trees, and slow-growing
conifers. The grounds and museum are open to the public
every day except for federal holidays. 5) Number 5 is the Washington Monument (Free) At 555 feet and 5 inches tall, the Washington
Monument was the tallest structure in the world at its completion in 1884. Nowadays, visitors can ride one of the Monument’s
glass-encased elevators to the top observation deck to enjoy 360-degree views of the city. It is free to see the Monument, but visitors
will need a timed ticket to get into it, these can be reserved in advance. 4) At number 4 is the National Zoological
Park (Free) Washington, D.C. National Zoological Park is a free zoo that’s
open all year round. It is set within the beautiful Rock Creek
Park and is a part of the Smithsonian Institution. Visitors can see more than 400 different species
of animals, ranging from rare pandas to giant salamanders and lounging lions. Daily programs include animal training, feeding
demonstrations, and keeper talks. 3) Number 3 is Meridian Hill Park (Free) Meridian Hill Park is a part of Rock Creek
Park, a 1,754-acre city park in the nation’s capital. It offers visitors the opportunity to escape
the bustle of the city and find a peaceful refuge, recreation, fresh air, majestic trees,
wild animals, and thousands of years of human history. The Park is filled with sculptures and memorials,
including statues of Joan of Arc and Dante. Pack a picnic and hang out in front of the
Cascading Waterfall in the formal garden, or visit the upper mall area, where concerts
and events are often staged. 2) At number 2 is the Lincoln Memorial (Free) The Lincoln Memorial is an American national
monument built to honour the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln and
is situated at the western end of the National Mall. The handsome marble columns that are surrounded
by greenery are part of a design inspired by ancient Greek temples. There are 36 columns, each one representing
one state in the U.S. at the date of President Lincoln’s death. The Lincoln Memorial is open 24 hours a day,
every day of the year and Rangers are on duty daily. 1) And at number 1 is the Six Flags America
(Pay) Six Flags America offers a full day of fun
just 30 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. This theme park features more than 100 rides,
shows, and the area’s largest water park. The park is open April through to October
and features live entertainment and hosts special events for Spring Break, Mothers Day,
July 4th, Fathers Day, Halloween, and more. So that sums up our top 10 things to do in
Washington DC, we hope you enjoyed, if you did please leave a like and if you’re new
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38 thoughts on “✅ TOP 10: Things To Do In Washington DC

  1. I visited DC last year and toured the Capitol building. I'm surprised that it wasn't on the list. I don't need to visit Washington, DC to see a zoo or an amusement park.

  2. Take it from a Washingtonian- skip madam tussaud’s and six flags. i personally prefer the Air & Space museum at Dulles airport (called Udvar Hazy it has a space shuttle and SR-71). if you have a car travel up BW parkway to the NSA cryptology museum, it’s small but worth the trip. If you’re into spy stuff there’s the Spy Museum, and while visiting Lincoln Memorial walk over to WWII memorial. Hop onto metro or walk over Memorial Bridge to Arlington National Cemetery and visit Tomb of Unknown Soldier and wait for a Tomb guard change.

  3. As a Washingtonian visit DC off peak. Tourist season is crazy. Come in the fall…

    Warning the Arboretum is out a ways from DC… it’s not in the city. I think you can catch a bus from Union Station which is in the city…

    Our zoo is extremely hilly it’s like doing Cross Fit. The hills are steep so wear very comfortable shoes and they do have the shower mists if you come in the summer

    The meridian Park does not have parking. It’s located dead in the middle of a neighborhood that’s high traffic. Especially during rush hour. If you come on the wknd stop by on Sunday. About 30 drummers congregate there and play music and people dance and have a picnic but take an Uber or park and walk.

    Skip Six Flags and go to Kings Dominion about hour and forty five mins outside DC but worth it.

    I’ve lived here for 30 yrs…

    PS:: Of you ride the metro( subway system)… STAND RIGHT WALK LEFT or you will have some angry Washingtonians yelling at you. Do not stand in the left zone.. some people are nice about it but some folks will scare you especially during rush hour when folks are going to work.

  4. Take 2 days to choose which other Smithsonian museums of interest including Natl. Portrait Gallery, The Freer, Museum of African Art, also Museum of American Indian. Also no mention of the National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Corcoran Gallery, the Philip's Collection, the GWU Textile Museum, et al. (Writing this as a native Washingtonian but in wee hrs, forgive typos). For theatre, the Folger or Arena Stage, with some others midtown.
    The National Arboretum is a drive to- heading out of town on New York Ave.

  5. 6 Flags is not DC! Omg. This is terrible! All the art, the buildings, you picks something outside the city? What about Arlington Cemetery. This video is a waste of time.

  6. Ancient Greek temples got their column design from Africans who had been using that for several thousands of years before Greece.

  7. I highly recommend going to the Fredrick Douglass museum in Annacostia, Maryland, just across the border from DC.

  8. Great video. Be sure to check out D.C. Barrel Roll. It’s an unconventional way of capturing the sights and sounds of our nation’s capital:

  9. + Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, home of Frederick Douglass, (Masonic) House of the Temple, National Cathedral, National Archives, Basilica of Mary, Ford's Theater/Petersen House, Soldier's Home, Supreme Court, Albert Einstein Memorial (near Lincoln Memorial), Kennedy Center, Willard's Hotel, Georgetown, 19 Smithsonian Museums.

    Though not technically in Washington, DC… Pentagon Memorial, Arlington House/Robert E. Lee's Home & Arlington National Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, George Washington National Masonic Monument in Alexandria, Bull Run Battlefield.

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