Washington, DC, the United States capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River that borders the states of Maryland and Virginia. It is defined by imposing neoclassical buildings and monuments, including the iconic one housing the federal government’s three branches, which is the Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court. I started my first roof installation business in this city before expanding to neighboring states.
Washington attracts millions of tourists each year, and those looking for true adventure can trek across the entire state via the Pacific Crest Trail. This article looks at fun things to do and exciting places to visit in Washington.
Lincoln Memorial is one of the District’s monuments. The memorial is worth checking at any time of the day, although many tourists agree that the most captivating time to visit is after dark when the attraction is lit and less crowded. The Lincoln Memorial is Free and can be visited at any time of the day from 9:30 am to 10 p.m.
National Archives Museum
The National Archives Museum is a treasure trove of the United States founding documents. It is a place high on the traveler’s list and always has long entrance lines. Once you get inside, you will see the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. There are also surviving copies of the Magna Carta and the Emancipation Proclamation. It will be a very good place to visit for lovers of history.
The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Many tourists recommend visiting The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts build and names for America’s most beloved president. This center houses National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and Suzanne Farrell Ballet. There will be both free and paid tickets for visitors.
The White House and the Washington Monument
Even if you are in the city for just a short trip, visiting the White House and Washington Monument would be a noble idea. These two marbleized symbols of the free world would be a must for any first-tome D.C visitor. At its completion in 1884, the Washington Monument, standing at 555 feet and 5 inches was the tallest structure in the world. You can ride on the monument’s glass-encased elevators to the top observation deck and enjoy a 360-degree view of the city. The monument is open to visitors every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Olympic National Park
A visit to this park will leave you satiated with an appreciation of its beauty. From amazing ocean beaches to striking glaciated mountaintops, this park overflows with incomparable scenery. At this park, the hiking trails traverse many different landscapes including a Hall of Mosses and Marymere Falls. Campgrounds at the park put visitors close to awe-inspiring scenery.
Other noble places worth a visit include; the U.S Capitol and Library of Congress, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the U.S National Arboretum, among others. One trip to Washington can never be enough. With each visit to this compact city, you will know more about what makes the Evergreen State one of the best to visit in the nation.