TOP 10 Things to do in WASHINGTON, D.C. | DC Travel Guide 2019

TOP 10 Things to do in WASHINGTON, D.C. | DC Travel Guide 2019

In this video, we’ll show you 10 best things
to do in Washington, D.C. We also created a mobile-friendly .pdf document
covering the top 10 things to do in Washington, D.C. plus 10 other attractions,
maps, and additional tips. And don’t forget to like this video, subscribe
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in the comments below. Here are our top 10 picks: NUMBER 10: WASHINGTON MONUMENT Built-in honor of the first U.S. president,
George Washington, the Washington Monument is a stone obelisk
located on the National Mall. The monument is 554 ft or 169 m tall
and was made using different types of stone, including different tones of marble, revealing
a change in the source of the material when construction was stopped and later continued. Washington Monument was the world’s tallest
structure when completed in 1884 but it was overtaken by the Eiffel Tower
in Paris in 1889. Currently, the monument is both the tallest
structure made mostly of stone and the tallest obelisk in the world. For clear, picture-perfect views of the White
House, Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, and Tidal Basin remember to visit the observation deck
located at the top of Washington Monument. NUMBER 9: LINCOLN MEMORIAL Standing across from the Washington Monument,
the Lincoln Memorial pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln,
America’s 16th president. This impressive marble structure was modeled
on the Parthenon in Greece and was constructed in 1922. The memorial’s 36 exterior columns represent the 36 reunited states at the time of Lincoln’s death. The interior has three chambers: The central chamber houses a 19-foot tall
statue of Lincoln. One of the most symbolic American monuments
has been the site of famous speeches like Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream.” You can best view the Lincoln Memorial
across the Reflecting Pool, which beautifully illuminates the monument. There are many other memorials.
For example: The Korean War Veterans Memorial commemorating military members who
served during the Korean War. World War II Memorial Thomas Jefferson Memorial resembles the Parthenon in Rome with
a 19-foot statue of Thomas Jefferson Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial featuring a 30-foot statue of MLK
carved into the Stone of Hope, and a large granite wall showing
excerpts of his speeches and sermons. There are many other impressive
memorials in Washington. Check out our travel guide
for more suggestions. NUMBER 8: US BOTANIC GARDEN U.S. Botanic Garden is one of North America’s
oldest botanic gardens, built-in the year 1820. This free-admission living plant museum aims
to inform about the importance of plants
to humans and the earth through exhibits, tours,
and programs for visitors of all ages. Visit the Conservatory, where you’ll find
courtyard gardens and garden rooms under glass, with one whole room for orchids and another
room for rare and endangered plants. Or visit the World Deserts room,
the Children’s Garden, the National Garden, an outdoor oasis with roses and other
plants from the Mid-Atlantic region and Bartholdi Park, a favorite “secret garden”
of many Washington residents. NUMBER 7: MUSEUMS Washington is unparalleled when it comes
to world-class museums that offer diverse experiences with art, history,
culture, science, and nature. Visit the National Gallery of Art, where you’ll see over 140,000 paintings,
drawings, photos, and sculptures. Or explore the National Museum of Natural
History, which houses 146 million specimens and objects and is the world’s largest
natural history collection. Other museums you should check out are: The National Air and Space Museum, home to
the biggest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world, including the
original Wright brothers’ 1903 flyer. National Museum of African American
History and Culture. National Archives Museum, where you’ll find the three most historically
important documents in America: the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. And the best part about museums in Washington is that most of them are completely free of charge. Also the ones that don’t offer free admission,
are worth visiting, such as the Newseum. See our travel guide for more suggestions. NUMBER 6: THE NATIONAL MALL Located in the center of Washington, D.C.
the National Mall is a tree-lined boulevard stretching over two miles, with the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S.
Capitol on its west and east ends. The idea for the Mall began in 1791,
when President Washington asked a French engineer to create
a plan for the country’s capital. Also known as “America’s front yard,” the National Mall receives about
24 million visitors every year, making it the most visited national
park in the United States. With its majestic monuments and open spaces, it is a unique symbol of democracy and a popular venue for
civic celebrations and rallies, including the Presidential Inauguration. For local residents, it is a place for jogging,
picnics, and other recreational activities. NUMBER 5: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting
place for over 400,000 military personnel, veterans, and their families. About the size of 472 football fields, it
is the largest military cemetery in America. It lies in Arlington, Virginia, across from
the Potomac River, and has been operational since 1864. With rolling green hills, centuries-old trees,
gardens and monuments, the cemetery honors those who have served the country by giving
them a sense of beauty and peace. One of the famous sites at Arlington is President
John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, featuring an eternal flame that has stayed lit since his
funeral in 1963. Another is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a large white sarcophagus dedicated to unidentified fallen soldiers in World Wars I and II,
Korea, and Vietnam. Don’t forget to visit the Air Force Memorial in honor of those
who have served the U.S. Air Force. NUMBER 4: SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL ZOO The National Zoo was founded in 1889, making it one of the oldest Zoos
in the United States. Located in Woodley Park neighborhood in northern
Washington, D.C., it features 18 areas – home to over 1,500
animals from 300 different species. Among the Zoo’s residents are the famous giant
pandas, Asian elephants, Sumatran tigers, and many other exotic creatures native to
various continents. You can join animal training and feeding activities
at no cost, since the National Zoo always offers free admission for all its visitors. NUMBER 3: THE WHITE HOUSE Standing on Pennsylvania Avenue, the White
House has been the official home and workplace of every U.S. president except George Washington. It was called the “President’s Palace,” “President’s
House,” and “Executive Mansion” at various times before President Theodore Roosevelt gave it its current name in 1902. Modeled on Ireland’s Leinsteir House, the
White House was constructed from 1792 to 1800. However, it was rebuilt and renovated several
times in the course of a century because of war damage, interior crowding,
and structural weakness. Today, the White House complex consists of
the Executive Residence, and the West and East Wing. If you wish to visit the White House, you
must submit a tour request through your Member of Congress
if you are an American or your country’s embassy in Washington, D.C.
if you are a foreign national. But you can clearly see the White House
from the street and take a selfie. NUMBER 2: UNITED STATES CAPITOL The United States Capitol is the seat of the
American government’s legislative branch, with the Senate in the north wing and the
House of Representatives in the south wing. Situated at the National Mall’s eastern end,
it is both an office building and an art and history museum. Inspired by ancient Greek and Roman architecture, the Capitol construction began in 1793 and underwent many additions, renovations, and modernization efforts over the past 200 years. The building’s features include: The Rotunda, a big ceremonial space also serving as an art gallery National Statuary Hall, which displays statues contributed
by individual US states The Crypt, venue for historical exhibits an impressive Visitor Center,
the Capitol’s main entrance underground tunnel that takes you to the impressive Library of Congress, and much more. You can visit the Capitol free of charge. NUMBER 1: GEORGETOWN Founded in 1751 as a tobacco port long before
Washington was established, Georgetown is the oldest
neighborhood in America’s capital. It is known for its federal-style architecture, impressive estates, historic brick row houses, and famous residents,
including past U.S. presidents Thomas Jefferson and John F. Kennedy. Among the must-see places in the neighborhood is Georgetown University, the oldest
Catholic and Jesuit university in America and home to the Riggs Memorial Library, one of the country’s last few iron-cast libraries. Georgetown is a great destination
not only for history buffs but also for outdoor enthusiasts. Georgetown Waterfront Park is popular with
paddlers, and the C&O Canal Towpath is a scenic
spot for walking, running, and biking. If you’re in the mood for shopping or dining,
visit Pinstripes or Georgetown Park. There are many other things to see there.
Check our travel guide for more suggestions. We created a mobile-friendly .pdf document
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17 thoughts on “TOP 10 Things to do in WASHINGTON, D.C. | DC Travel Guide 2019

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  2. When I want to travel, I always check your videos ????. Washington is one of the cities I want to travel because it's close to my city

  3. My favorite places in Washington DC are Lincoln Memorial, White House and much more to see. I hope I can visit there someday.

  4. Thanks for the detailed guide to Washington.

    Editing is interesting at the beginning of the video.

    I'm not very good at editing yet.

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