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Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool picture in Washington, D.C.
National Cherry Blossom Festival picture in Washington, D.C.
Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Veterans Memorials picture in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress picture in Washington, D.C.
Half-Smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl picture in Washington, D.C.
National World War II Memorial picture in Washington, D.C.
National Archives Museum picture in Washington, D.C.
The Castle picture in Washington, D.C.
Union Station picture in Washington, D.C.
Lincoln Memorial picture in Washington, D.C.
The White House and Washington Monument picture in Washington, D.C.
The Tidal Basin picture in Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Art picture in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History picture in Washington, D.C.
Georgetown picture in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute picture in Washington, D.C.
Newseum picture in Washington, D.C.
Eastern Market picture in Washington, D.C.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial picture in Washington, D.C.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts picture in Washington, D.C.
Arlington National Cemetery picture in Washington, D.C.
Sightseeing at Night picture in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum picture in Washington, D.C.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum picture in Washington, D.C.
D.C. Metro picture in Washington, D.C.
Washington National Cathedral picture in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture picture in Washington, D.C.
Adams Morgan picture in Washington, D.C.
Lincoln picture in Washington, D.C.
Lincoln at dawn picture in Washington, D.C.
Plane flying over picture in Washington, D.C.
View from Iwo Jima picture in Washington, D.C.
White House picture in Washington, D.C.
Flags picture in Washington, D.C.
Sunset picture in Washington, D.C.
WWII Memorial picture in Washington, D.C.
Pillars picture in Washington, D.C.
Capitol at night picture in Washington, D.C.
Library of Congress picture in Washington, D.C.
Capitol at Dusk picture in Washington, D.C.
Tidal Basin picture in Washington, D.C.
Paddleboats picture in Washington, D.C.
Festival picture in Washington, D.C.
Cathedral interior picture in Washington, D.C.
Cathedral at night picture in Washington, D.C.
Stained glass picture in Washington, D.C.

For jaw-dropping photos and a dose of American history, stroll around the Reflecting Pool and up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. sborisov Getty Images

One of the District's most popular events is the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes place every year between late March and early April. zrfphoto Getty Images

Though D.C. is home to a plethora of moving memorials, two of its most beautiful – the Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Memorials – reside at the western end of the National Mall.  Peter Gridley Getty Images

The U.S. Capitol is stunning to look at year-round, but for an extra pop of color in your photos, visit in the spring. Henryk Sadura Getty Images

Half-smokes – or part-beef, part-pork smoked sausages – are one of D.C.'s most famous dishes. For one of the city's best half-smokes, visit Ben's Chili Bowl. Mr. Gray Flickr

Find your state to pay your respects for those lost during World War II at the National World War II Memorial. OGphoto Getty Images

Inside the free National Archives Museum, you can view important American documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. uschools Getty Images

Information about all of the Smithsonian museums can be found at the Castle, also called the Smithsonian Institution Building. AndreyKrav Getty Images

Though the D.C. area boasts several airports, one of the most convenient ways to reach this Mid-Atlantic destination is to take the train to Union Station. Tetra Images Getty Images

The Lincoln Memorial is open 24 hours a day, but for jaw-dropping photos, arrive late in the afternoon as the sun sets. Kevin Voelker Photography Getty Images

Some of the District's most iconic attractions – the White House and Washington Monument – sit less than a mile away from each other in the city center. www.stefanbock.de Getty Images

During D.C.'s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, travelers can spot hundreds of blooms by the Tidal Basin. SeanPavonePhoto Getty Images

Art enthusiasts will love visiting the National Gallery of Art, which features about 70,000 prints, nearly 4,000 paintings and approximately 3,000 sculptures by European and American artists. James P. Blair Getty Images

World-famous gems, massive dinosaur fossils and a plethora of live insects can be found at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Alex Proimos Flickr

Georgetown brims with high-end boutiques, restaurants and antique stores. It also makes an idyllic spot for leisurely strolls along the Potomac River. bpperry Getty Images

Some of the most popular animals to view at the Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute are its three pandas: Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and Bei Bei. KentWeakley Getty Images

News buffs and current events enthusiasts will appreciate the exhibits found inside the Newseum. NCinDC Flickr

Whether you're looking for some homemade sausages, a scrumptious stack of blueberry pancakes or a few pieces of local artwork to take as a souvenir, odds are you'll enjoy visiting Eastern Market. Jonathan Gagle Flickr

Nestled alongside the Tidal Basin, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial stands 30 feet high and features a replica of its namesake. Anthony Quintano Flickr

Sitting pretty along the Potomac River, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts puts on shows spanning all styles, from dance and ballet to jazz and musicals. ccahill Getty Images

Situated across the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia, this memorial to American veterans attracts more than four million tourists annually. Marc Perrella Getty Images

One of the best times to see D.C.'s monuments and memorials is when they're illuminated at night. traveler 1116 Getty Images

Inside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, you'll find prized objects like the Wright Brothers' 1903 Wright Flyer and Amelia Earheart's Lockheed Vega 5B. PictureNet Getty Images

At the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, you'll discover moving exhibits that vividly showcase Hitler's ascension to power, as well as the oral histories and pieces of clothing of those who perished during the Holocaust. Mr.TinDC Flickr

The Metro serves as a convenient way to navigate the city, with trains offering connections to main attractions like the Smithsonian museums and the Newseum. kickstand Getty Images

The Washington National Cathedral is the second largest in the country and is known for its Gothic architecture. Westend61 Getty Images

Housed inside a building with symbolic ties to Africans and African-Americans, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture is one of the city's newest and most popular museums. Open minded in Alabama Flickr

This trendy Northwest neighborhood is one of the most popular nightlife spots in the city. amedved Getty Images

 The Lincoln Memorial is a famous American monument, built in the honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States of America famous for leading the country through the American Civil War and abolishing slavery. image by WMay Getty Images

The Lincoln Memorial is quite before busy Washington, D.C., wakes up for the day joe daniel price Getty Images

The National Mall is near Ronald Reagan National Airport, meaning you'll probably see plenty of planes flying over. Andrea Re Depaolini Getty Images

You can see several major monuments from the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, including the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Claire Gentile Getty Images

The White House is home to some impressive landscaped gardens. Tetra Images Getty Images

There are 50 flags that surround the Washington Monument, representing the 50 states. Westend61 Getty Images

Make sure to have your camera or phone at the ready to snap a pretty pic of the Washington Monument at sunset. Westend61 Getty Images

This memorial recognizes all who fought in World War II. Westend61 Getty Images

Each pillar in the National World War II Memorial is inscribed with a U.S. state or territory name. Kevin Voelker Photography Getty Images

The U.S. Capitol building was completed in 1880. RUSS ROHDE Getty Images

The Library of Congress is one of the largest libraries in the world. Glowimages Getty Images

The Capitol's dome was renovated from 2014-2016. mbell Getty Images

The Tidal Basin teems with flowers each spring. Lingxiao Xie Getty Images

A popular pastime for visitors and locals is paddleboating around the Tidal Basin. Robert_Ford Getty Images

More than 1 million visitors flock to the Tidal Basin in D.C. to see the gorgeous cherry blossoms in bloom at the annual Cherry Blossom Festivla. Nicolas Raymond Flickr

Step inside the neo-Gothic Washington National Cathedral for a look at its stunning interior. benedek Getty Images

The National Cathedral looks beautiful illuminated at night. Edward H. Pien Getty Images

Be sure to look for the intriciate stained glass windows at the National Cathedral. Medioimages Getty Images

Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool picture in Washington, D.C.
National Cherry Blossom Festival picture in Washington, D.C.
Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Veterans Memorials picture in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress picture in Washington, D.C.
Half-Smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl picture in Washington, D.C.
National World War II Memorial picture in Washington, D.C.
National Archives Museum picture in Washington, D.C.
The Castle picture in Washington, D.C.
Union Station picture in Washington, D.C.
Lincoln Memorial picture in Washington, D.C.
The White House and Washington Monument picture in Washington, D.C.
The Tidal Basin picture in Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Art picture in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History picture in Washington, D.C.
Georgetown picture in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute picture in Washington, D.C.
Newseum picture in Washington, D.C.
Eastern Market picture in Washington, D.C.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial picture in Washington, D.C.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts picture in Washington, D.C.
Arlington National Cemetery picture in Washington, D.C.
Sightseeing at Night picture in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum picture in Washington, D.C.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum picture in Washington, D.C.
D.C. Metro picture in Washington, D.C.
Washington National Cathedral picture in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture picture in Washington, D.C.
Adams Morgan picture in Washington, D.C.
Lincoln picture in Washington, D.C.
Lincoln at dawn picture in Washington, D.C.
Plane flying over picture in Washington, D.C.
View from Iwo Jima picture in Washington, D.C.
White House picture in Washington, D.C.
Flags picture in Washington, D.C.
Sunset picture in Washington, D.C.
WWII Memorial picture in Washington, D.C.
Pillars picture in Washington, D.C.
Capitol at night picture in Washington, D.C.
Library of Congress picture in Washington, D.C.
Capitol at Dusk picture in Washington, D.C.
Tidal Basin picture in Washington, D.C.
Paddleboats picture in Washington, D.C.
Festival picture in Washington, D.C.
Cathedral interior picture in Washington, D.C.
Cathedral at night picture in Washington, D.C.
Stained glass picture in Washington, D.C.

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