Sights & Attractions in Washington, D.C.

Advertisement

Fodor's Choice Sights in Washington, D.C.

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
C&O Canal
George Washington was one of the first to advance the idea of...
Parks Washington, D.C.
 
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
The events that took place here on the night of April 14, 1865...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites Downtown
 
The Mall
America's "town green"—that might be the best short description...
Pedestrian Malls The Mall
 
National Archives
The National Archives is at once monument, museum, and the nation's...
Museums / Galleries, Libraries The Mall
 
National Portrait Gallery
Devoted to the intersection of art, biography, and history, this...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Newseum
The Newseum's setting in a landmark $450 million glass-and-silver...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Since 2000, the giant pandas, Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, have been...
Zoos / Aquariums Washington, D.C.
 
Tidal Basin
This placid pond was part of the Potomac until 1882, when portions...
Parks, Bodies of Water, Viewpoints, Promenades / Boardwalks, Festivals Washington, D.C.
 
Washington National Cathedral
Construction of the sixth-largest cathedral in the world began...
Religious Sites Upper Northwest
Sights Overview »

Advertisement