Washington, D.C.

From monuments and memorials to eclectic neighborhoods and culinary delights, "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States, the hub for American politics...America's most patriotic front lawn.

The Small List

  1. The National Mall - Stretching from the foot of the United States Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, The National Mall symbolizes the United States of America and our nation’s commitment to freedom and equality and inspiring the world. nps.gov 
  2. Lincoln Memorial - Inspired by the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, this magnificent tribute was built in honor of the slain 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, where he is immortalized in an enormous marble statue. nps.gov
  3. Jefferson Memorial - A 19 foot high bronze statue honoring the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, the first Secretary of State and a complex, 19th century man with a wide ranging impact on the very makeup of America itself. nps.gov
  4. US Capitol - Among the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation and one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world housing the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Open for tours! visitthecapitol.gov 
  5. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial - Located in downtown Washington, D.C., the memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice. nps.gov
  6. National Portrait Gallery - Make thousands of new friends! Featuring the nation's only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House, including scientists, statesmen, and film stars. The collections bring you face to face with America. npg.si.edu
  7. Spy Museum - The International Spy Museum recognizes the ingenuity and imagination of real life spies with the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. Spanning the history of espionage around the globe, many of these artifacts have never been seen by the public before. spymuseum.org 
  8. Old Ebbitt Grill - Washington's oldest saloon with a Victorian interior, founded in 1856, just steps from The White House and museums in downtown Washington. It was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding and Theodore Roosevelt and is still a popular meeting spot for political insiders, journalists, celebrities and theater goers with a convivial, relaxed atmosphere. ebbitt.com
  9. W Hotel Washington - Cross party lines at this Washington, D.C. boutique hotel just steps from the White House. Stay in style! starwoodhotels.com
  10. POV at W Washington - Ascend to POV (Point of View), W Washington’s iconic rooftop lounge. Ensure you are dressed to impress, as your fashion statement is just as meaningful as your political one. Break through the red tape of D.C. with views of the White House normally reserved for those elected to office. povrooftop.com 
  11. Haye Adams Hotel - One of the most historic and iconic luxury hotels in Washington, D.C. named for the distinguished residents, John Hay and Henry Adams, exemplifying heritage, elegance, and comfort at the heart of the Nation’s Capital. hayadams.com 
  12. Le Diplomate - Le Diplomate pays sincere homage to French café culture with a variety of classic favorites, providing a comfortable, versatile gathering place that’s become an anchor for Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street corridor. lediplomatedc.com