Washington DC or the State of Washington is the capital of the U.S and the 18th largest state in the world. The city holds a population of 7.4 million. Washington is considered to be one of the wealthiest and most socially progressive states in the country. Washington was mainly named after President George Wahington. The city may not be as large as other capital cities still it offers numerous things to do and visit which makes a famous tourist destination. May it is the magnificent architectures or the beauty of nature, the city will never let you down. You will be amazed by the fresh foods, arts, markets, and night views. Here are listed some of the must visiting places in Washington DC.
Washington National Cathedral
The Washington National Cathedral is an American cathedral of the Episcopal Church. If noticed carefully, the structure of the church has been made based on the Engligh Gothic style of the late fourteenth century. Its construction began on September 29, 1907. At the same time, the church is the fourth-tallest structure in Washington. The church is the cathedral church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. If you are visiting Washington, then the place must be enlisted.
Without visiting the White House your trip to Washington will remain complete. The whole nation is marked by the pure white building which is mainly known as the President’s residence. It serves several purposes such as it is the place where the President works and lives with his family, the President holds meeting here with the leaders of foreign countries and invites them at state dinners. The place was selected by George Washington, the first president of the new nation. One can be easily amazed by the royalty of the house.
National Air and Space Museum
If you love planes and rockets the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is an exact place for you to visit. Inside the museum, you will find the history of planes and air crafts and also the process of making them. You will feel proud after visiting here that how far human imagination has reached. The place offers for all the ages, from eight to 80. A flight simulator, an IMAX theater, and the Einstein Planetarium are also there. Several aircraft like- Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5B, and Wilbur and Orville Wright’s 1903 Wright Flyer are displayed here.
It is basically a 2 mile-long man-made reservoir between Potomac River and the Washington Channel in Washington, D.C. The basin holds an area of about 107 acres and is 10 feet deep. Every Spring the Tidal Basin bursts with color as cherry blossom trees gets overloaded with blossoms which attract a huge number of visitors. You can also enjoy here Paddle boats riding. The renowned National Cherry Blossom Festival is also celebrated here. The place offers a spectacular view and one of the most peaceful place.
The Washington Monument is considered to be one of the best pillars on earth. It is basically a monument to the military achievements of George Washington. The height of the monument is 550 feet (170 meters). The monument is made of marble, granite, and bluestone in Egyptian style. In the 2011 earthquake, the monument was damaged and it has been closed since then. Among other visiting places in Washington D.C, there are National Mall, National Gallery of Art, International Spy Museum, United States Capitol, Jefferson Memorial and so on. So visit the capital of the U.S and explore it more.