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 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
This memorial, located in the Tidal Basin, features beautiful stone work and water features (if you are there when they are running). Throughout the monument are quotes of his and memorials to eras of his long tenure as president, including the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the New Deal. There is also a
The Jefferson Memorial is located in the Tidal Basin, serving as its focal point. Featuring beautiful architecture, this is worth a visit just for the views and the architecture (even if you are not a fan of Jefferson himself, for various reasons including his slave ownership). Picturesque especially in the Cherry Blossom season, this is
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
The National Archives is one of the essential locations to visit in D.C. Many people have been there before, on eighth grade field trips, but if you haven’t, or if it has been so long that you don’t really remember it, it is definitely worth a trip. This is a place where you can see