Last updated September 14th, 2013 at 10:59 pm
Washington DC is not only the capital of USA but it is also home to so many different attractions. If you are visiting United States and during your tour, you plan to visit Washington DC too then you should know about the places that you can visit in this city. In this post, I’m going to tell you about some of the best attractions that you will find in this city.
1 – Washington Monument
Most of the people who visit Washington DC must go to see Washington Monument. This building was established in 1884 in the memory of first president of USA. The time when this building was built for the first time, it was considered as the tallest building of the world. Obviously, things have changed since then and every year a new tallest building appears on the face of earth. The Washington Monument holds a historic value and that is the main reason why people prefer to visit this place.
2 – White House
Well, if you visit Washington DC then you will definitely want to go to White House too. White House is one of the most famous buildings in the world. This building serves as the house of elected president of United States. Currently, President Barack Obama is staying in White House along with his family. Not a lot of people used to visit White House around 12 years ago but after the incident of 9/11, people have started swaying towards this building too. Keep in mind that you will only be able to see the White House from outside as no one is allowed to enter the building.
3 – Lincoln Memorial
To pay tribute to one of the best presidents in the history of United States, Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial was built. This building was established in 1922 and it is still in good condition even after 90 years. Normally, this place serves as the platform of political rallies and protests for different reasons.
4 – US Capitol
US Capitol is the building that is considered as the legislative branch of US government. All the members of parliament, Senate and House of Representatives gather in this building each day. Any new legislation is first presented in this building and then implemented in the country in the form of law.
5 – Iwo Jima Memorial
To refresh the memory of a photo taken during WWII of Iwo Jima Memorial, this building was made. This building has its own historical value but over the years, it has become one of the top tourist attractions all over the USA.
6 – National Air & Space Museum
If you want to visit one of the most popular museums of the world then you have got to visit National Air & Space Museum at least once in your life. This museum has got a huge collection of air and space crafts. If you are someone who has interest in technology then you will definitely love this museum.
Have you ever been to Washington DC? Which places have you visited in this city?