Washington DC, a compact city defined by imposing neoclassical buildings and monuments, is a premier tourist attraction. A visit to this city will give you the opportunity to see iconic buildings that house the federal government’s three branches which includes the Supreme Court, the White House and the United States Capitol. The area is also rife with performing-arts venues, iconic museums, world-class eateries, lush parklands and hundreds of delightful attractions.
Get the most out of your next visit to our AMA Executive Conference Center in Washington DC by extending your stay and enjoying some attractions. Enjoy our complete guide on the top 10 attractions to visit once you arrive here:
1. The United States Capitol
Most widely known as the Capitol Building, the United States Capitol is where the U.S. Congress meets. If you want to visit the House of Representatives or the Senate when they are in session, all you need is to obtain a free passé from congressmen’s office. Learn more by visiting The Capitol’s visitor center website.
2. The White House
The White House is a well-secured place where the current United States President resides. It is also where the President hosts leaders of foreign countries. The first US President to live and welcome dignitaries in the White House was John Adams. There are several self-guided tours in the area for visitors who plan to visit the White House – however, public tour requests must be submitted through one’s Member of Congress. For more information visit the White House online.
3. The Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial is an important monument built to honor Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. A big statue of the late Abraham Lincoln is erected on the center of the Greek Doric style temple. The monument is open complimentary 24 hours a day for visitors from all over the world to see.
4. National Air and Space Museum
Known as the NASM, the National Air and Space Museum is one of the most frequently visited museums in the world. The museum preserves a wide selection of classic air and spacecraft objects such as the original 1903 Wright Brothers plane. In addition to the exhibits, the museum also contains an IMAX theatre, the Albert Einstein Planetarium and the Public Observatory. Admission is free, for more information about visiting hours click onto NASM’s website.
5. Supreme Court of the United States
This highest court in the U.S. is also another top attraction you can visit in Washington DC. You can tour the building to listen to the proceedings of the court or attend a free lecture about the building’s history. To view available and ongoing lectures visit them online for more information.
6. Georgetown and the Waterfront
The bustling street of Georgetown is a place to be when you want to shop while you are in Washington DC. You can also stroll through the Waterfront to watch the stunning views of the Potomac River. If you want to fill your stomach, you can do so at one of the restaurants overlooking the water.
7. National Mall
The National Mall is also another top attraction to visit while in Washington DC. The mall is located in downtown and stretches on the west from the Potomac River to the U.S. Capitol building. It is the top tourist attraction in Washington attracting millions of visitors from across the world each year. There are no fees to experience the National Mall – visit their site online for information on the best routes for navigating your visit.
8. National Zoological Park
The National Zoo is home to more than 2,000 different reptiles, birds and animals. Some of the unique animals you will find in the area include White-Naped Cranes, Cheetahs, Asian Elephants, Sumatran Tigers, Red Pandas, Western Lowland Gorillas, and North Island Brown Kiwis. The zoo is a frequently visited thanks to its leadership in areas of animal care, and the quality of experience visitors get. Unlike most other zoos, the National Zoo has free admission.
9. The World War II Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument flank the World War II Memorial. The monument which features stone architecture and bronze sculptures was built to honor the United States soldiers that died in the World War II. This memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day.
10. National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art is housed in two separate buildings connected by a tunnel. It is one of the most renowned art museums in the United States. The museum features a wide range of European and American decorative arts, sculpture and paintings, and admission is always complimentary.
Meeting Venues In Washington DC
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