Updated: Jul 3
Exploring the nation’s capital is a must for all American’s and anyone interested in American history! See how far America has come. ❤
While DC offers so much, here are a few of my favorite places to explore!
The National Mall is placed in the middle of many landmarks, from the Capitol Building to Potomac River. Beautiful place to walk around and explore many monuments and memorials. We visited this past winter, so some of my photos look a tad dreary.
Lincoln Memorial is located on the west side of the mall. The building has inscriptions of the Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address on the wall. We also toured Ford’s Theatre, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated along with a museum.
Washington Monument was built to honor America’s first president, George Washington. The marble monument is 555 feet high! Go to the top and look at the stunning DC views!
WWII Memorial is somber and a beautiful memorial to remember the 400,000 lives lost and those who fought in the war, like my Great Uncle
Lou. The memorial opened to the public in 2004.
The Capitol Building is the meeting place for the United States Congress, located on the eastern part of the National Mall. It was wonderful to see the beautiful American art and see where Congress gets things done or lack thereof 😉! Make sure to plan a tour online or through your representative before you go to DC.
Library of Congress is one of my favorite places to explore. You can book a guided tour, look at the beautiful architecture and walk through an exhibit. When we visited there was an exhibit for the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment, which gave women the opportunity to vote!
The White House is a special place you want to see in person. You can book a tour online through your representative within three months of your visit. There is also a museum nearby you can visit showing a small replica, items from each president and a short film.
There are a few Smithsonian Museums, so make sure you know which one(s) you want to check out before you go! We went to the Natural History Museum and were there for a few hours! I had to see the 45.5 carat Hope Diamond 😊!
Here are a few of my favorite restaurants in DC!
Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest saloon in DC with a delicious menu and beautiful décor. I highly recommend the crab cakes!
Pov Rooftop has the best views of the White House lawn and National Mall. Enjoy small plates, dinner and cocktail(s) while on the wrap around terrace.
Benjamin Bar and Lounge at the Trump DC is chic, offers fine cocktails and delicious food. We both had a delicious steak meal at the bar along with a (strong!) cocktail. All the cocktails seem stronger in DC, one is certainly enough for me!
Thanks for stopping by ❣ What is your favorite place to explore in DC?