If you happen to be here in the spring when the cherry blossoms are blooming, the Tidal Basin is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Rows and rows of trees in white and pink wrapping around the edge of the water with a view of the Jefferson Memorial. A great place to bring a picnic!...more
Absolutely beautiful - the Jefferson memorial is located on the water. Come the right time in the Spring and you will find the cherry trees blooming - an explosion of color that people travel from all over the world to see.
The great thing about the Smithsonian museums is that they are all free. This means even if you are not a major art buff you can stop in for a couple of hours to enjoy the site then leave when you are ready without feeling like you wasted your money. The permanent collection here is one of the best in the...more
Simple but incredibly powerful. As you walk along the wall, reading the names of people you have never met, the enormity of the sacrifice that took place becomes so much more real than what you see in movies or read in history books. An absolute must see!...more
The centerpiece of the US Capitol, the Mall is where you will find most of the famous attractions - from the White House to the Capitol, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the various Smithsonian Museums, and much more. Plan to spend a couple of days here (one for the monuments, one or more for the...more