Top 10 places to visit in Washington

  • By Richars G
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The US capital makes for a fantastic trip regardless of the season. Its neoclassical architecture style and massive buildings will take your breath away, so take the time to discover all the city's wonders during your trip,

Check out the museums
If you only have a few days to see the city, you will probably not be able to see all the museums here. Start off with a visit to theĀ  American History Museum, where you can see live exhibits, and check out the Natural History Museum as well.

White House Tours
Even though this might not be very easy to accomplish, you may be in luck if you plan your trip in advance. Tours of the White House are available to tourists starting with 7.30 am everyday, and last for 4 hours.

Go to the Capitol Building
This attraction is a must see in DC, and you can schedule a guided tour of the building if you are in the mood for it. You will get to see an amazing architectural style, and even enjoy your favorite food at the visitors center.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
With over 12000 pieces of art, the museum is the largest in the city and also free of charge. If you want to visit, you should know the place is open to public everyday between 10 am and 5.30 pm.

The International Spy Museum
The Spy Museum was open in 2002, and features an unique collection you cannot find anywhere else in the world. Encompassed within 20,000 square foot, the museum offers simulations and even spy classes.

Visit the National Zoo
One of the oldest zoos in US, National Zoo is the home to numerous animals like pandas, tigers, and monkeys. The park also features a section where kids can enjoy petting the animals, something they surely want badly. Of course, they get to touch the least dangerous of them.

The John F. Kennedy Center
The art center is the place where various theater performances take place, including opera and ballet. The Center includes 3 main buildings, from which the largest can host up to 2500 guests.

The Lincoln Memorial
If you want to get in touch with a small piece of history, this is your chance. You should know that the site is more impressive in person and at night. If you happen to go during the day you might see ducks swimming in the pool.

The war memorials
There are at least three memorials dedicated to those who died in a war, or came back as veterans. One of them is for the Korean War, another for the Vietnam war, and the third is for those who lost their lives in the World War Two.

Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception
This is a Catholic church and it houses all sorts of works of art, from mosaics to modern art. You don’t have to be religious to want to see something nice or to stay in a quiet and peaceful place for some moments.