Washington, D.C. - Do & See
Washington D.C is the capital of patriotic monuments and symbols of political power. Home to influential institutions including Congress and the White House, the city also boasts some of the best museums and art galleries in the world.
The White House
A trip to Washington would not be complete without visiting the world’s most recognizable residence. Witness the comings and goings, and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the man himself, the President of the United States. Due to heightened security, internal tours are not possible,although, there is a visitor center that offers a ’virtual’ tour.
National Air and Space Museum
Here, children will be in their element. Airplanes and spaceships from Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed to World War II spitfires are on display along with re-enactments of the first moon landing and educational workshops. Also contains an IMAX cinema, simulators and a Planetarium.
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery is home to one of the most expansive art collections in the world. Both the Neo-Classical West building and more modernistic East building reflect the range and quality of the works within.
The Mall comprises the main stretch of significant sights in Washington. Among these are the National Gallery and Sculpture Garden in addition to an abundance of Smithsonian institutions, including the National Museum of American History. Monuments include memorials to Presidents Lincoln and Roosevelt, as well as those remembering veterans of the Vietnam and Korean wars.
National Museum of American History
This is Washington’s patriotic tribute to all things American, detailing events in U.S history from The Civil War to the assassination of JFK.
United States Capitol
Rising up from the Mall, this impressive monument symbolizes steadfast American democracy. The Capitol is regarded as an important museum and bears testament to America’s governmental prowess.
Arlington National Cemetery
Not many cemeteries would list among a city’s top 10 sights, but Arlington is an exception. Catch the ceremonial changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where soldiers keep a 24-hour watch in honor of the unidentified dead from World War I, World War II and the Korean War.
Unique Georgetown has a reputation for great shops, the trendiest restaurants and quaint cobblestone streets. It’s the place to be in DC and is a haven for the city’s students. A trip to this charming part of Washington is a must.