The Cherry Blossom Festival takes place every spring in D.C. The annual pink blooms that take place in late March to April have become a symbol of the city, an hallmark of spring -- and one of the busiest tourist weeks all year.
The United States Botanical Garden is a fantastic set of indoor gardens. The enormous greenhouse space features gardens, flowers, and plants from around the world, and is right off the National Mall. If you love flowers and plants, you can easily spend a long time at the Botanical Garden, and the warm interior is a
Located very close to the city in Virginia, Arlington National Cemetery is host to the gravesites of thousands of Americans who were involved with the military or, sometimes, the government. The cemetery is huge, and the gravesites that you can visit and pay memorial to are vastly numerous. You can see the graves of two
One of the greatest things about visiting D.C. is the plethora of memorials, monuments, statues, and parks that there are to visit. There are so many that listing them all would be take several articles on their own. So, for the purposes of this article, we’ll list some of the best. Visiting the monuments is
So you’re traveling to D.C. and you want to experience the political side of things in the capitol? Here are some recommendations: U.S. Capitol Building The U.S. Capitol Building, home to the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, is a fantastic place to visit. This building, one of the largest in the city,
The Washington National Cathedral is one of the most famous churches in the United States. It is the second-largest church in the country, and the largest in the city. It is an Episcopalian cathedral that has been attended by almost every President of the United States since its construction at the turn of the twentieth
Filled with excellent examples of religious art, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a good place to visit if you are looking for something a little different from most of the places on this list. Located on the campus of the Catholic University of America, near Brookland, the Basilica of