What to Do in Washington DC During Your Stay?

by Akanksha Verma Digital Marketer

Washington, DC, is the capital of the U.S. It is situated on the River Potomac. Virginia and Maryland are two bordering states of Washington DC. The total area covered is approximately 177 Km2. It was founded on16 July 1790. The grand neoclassical buildings and monuments are the hallmark of this Capital City. Some of the iconic ones, such as the White House, Capitol, and Supreme Court are visited frequently by tourists. It's also home to iconic venues for performing arts and museums such as the Kennedy Center.

If you plan to, or happen to visit the capital city of the U.S. and are wondering what to do in Washington DC, then read on from here.

While in this beautiful city, you can stay in one of the many furnished apartments in Washington DC. All you need to know is which ones are near to the places of interest and at the same time not away from the facilities the City has to offer. We shall talk about these furnished apartments in Washington DC and also the amenities available there, in brief, in a while.

Well, coming back to the subject of things to do in Washington DC, you have so much to do here. From having fresh food, visiting art galleries to nightlife scenes, there are no dearth of options to address your question about what to do in Washington DC.

You can devote the mornings to visiting the city's stores that sell farm produce and modern exhibits. In the afternoon you can visit the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial and then watch a Performing Arts show at the John F. Kennedy Center.

If you propose to visit the City by March-end, or in the month of April, you must stroll beside the Tidal Basin. Here you'll find numerous pink cherry blooms.

The list of things to do in Washington DC is quite long. From visiting the National Art Gallery, and Smithsonian museums to the memorials & monuments to witnessing the annual festivals, there are a host of choices for tourists here. If you are planning to take your family on a trip to DC, stay in any of the furnished apartments in Washington DC in the Downtown area.

They are suitable for spending holidays with families. They are spacious, flexible, and provide adequate privacy. From comfortable furnishings and contemporary bathrooms, they have all amenities in terms of well-equipped kitchens, you would be looking for. Here you can enjoy high-speed Wi-Fi as well. Some apartments have added facilities like gymnasiums and swimming pools. While staying in these furnished apartments, you have access to public transportation for visiting tourist landmarks.

Washington DC is replete with several charming and picturesque neighborhoods for you to explore during your stay here. We've mentioned some of the popular ones here.

1. Take Family Photos and 'Selfies' at the Black Lives Matter Plaza

It is located beside the 16th Street NW in Downtown DC. This famous wall painting has the words "Black Lives Matter" painted in yellow, all caps tall letters as high as 50-foot It also has the District flag painted. You can take photographs of the huge yellow letters stretching down one U.S. most iconic street.

2. Discover the National Mall

A visit to the National Mall is something that you shouldn't miss when in DC. Memorials, monuments, and museums, including the famous Jefferson Lincoln and memorials, the popular National Museum of African American Culture and History are a few attractions here. Walking Beside the Reflecting Pool you can perceive American history in your tracks, from the stories of the martyrs to the dominant verses of Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches.

3. Smithsonian Museums

These Smithsonian museums have matchless collections of artifacts. Visitors often flock to the National Air and Space Museum forgetting a glimpse into mankind's journeys into space. The National Museum also displays American History. You should also check out the restored Freer | Sackler Galleries, dedicated to Asian art.

4. Guided Walking Tour with 'DC by Foot'

'DC by Foot' has knowledgeable guides. They'll take you on a tour on foot to Capitol Hill, the National Mall, Arlington Cemetery, Georgetown, and tours to the night-time-themed locations such asWhite House Ghost Tour and the Secrets & Scandals.

5. An Excursion to a Cultural Center

Visit the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Guided tours in 17 languages are conducted every ten minutes. Here the artworks worth looking at are a 50-foot Austrian chandelier, an interactive display of the Ex-President Kennedy's life, and the panoramic view of the city from the Rooftop Terrace.

6. Look At the National Capitol Columns

The National Arboretum is a sprawling 446-acre agricultural wonder in the heart of DC. The oasis also has the historic National Capitol Columns that sustained the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol between the years 1828 to 1958. These columns are awe-inspiring.

7. See the Library of Congress

The magnificent Library of Congress is sure to dazzle you. The Thomas Jefferson Building offers the finest experience to the visitor to this place. It has beautiful Gilded Age architecture to go along with special exhibits and the Library's inconceivable collection of recordings, books, maps, papers, and many more surprises.

8. Pay a Visit to the National Archives Building

Here the nation's historic documents are kept inside the National Archives. With more than three billion records, it also has the three most significant documents in American history: the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. While here, check out the Public Vaults, displaying more than 1,000 interesting documents.

9. View Incredible Works at the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art is spread over 03 acres and is illuminated by skylights. It is at par with the world's most famous art museums. This art gallery displays precious works of art from every epoch, including Leonardo Da Vinci's only painting in the Americas, the Ginerva de' Benci.

During your visit to New York City, plan a trip to Washington DC via Philadelphia. It is roughly a 3 hour and 51 minute road trip from there. However, before visiting New York, book your stay at comfortable and conveniently located short term rentals in New York .

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