MVB Travel Series - Washington, D.C.
August 23, 2022
The next stop in the MVB Travel Series is Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital offers so many unique attractions that you will need to take a few day trips or a week just to see some of the most famous ones – but it will be well worth your time. The incredible thing? Many of the attractions are free! Let’s start with notable buildings. The White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the United States Botanic Garden, and the Library of Congress – the world’s biggest library, are all near the National Mall and worth seeing. Next, let’s talk about monuments and memorials. While you are in the National Mall area, be sure to visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Jefferson Memorial, which is especially beautiful during peak cherry blossom season in early spring. Now, let’s move on to museums. There are too many notable ones to include all of them, but a few that should be at the top of your list include the Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of American History, the Museum of African American History, and the National Archives Museum, which is home to the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. After spending all that time inside museums, you will probably want to get some fresh air. Enjoy the outdoors at the National Arboretum, Rock Creek Park, or along the water in Georgetown or The Wharf, where you can eat, shop, see a show, or enjoy a number of other activities. Speaking of shows, The Kennedy Center is a great place to see a play, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and a variety of other performances. If a concert sounds more appealing, catch some music at the infamous 9:30 Club in the U Street area or The Anthem at The Wharf. How about an activity for the whole family to enjoy? The National Zoo and the Spy Museum are must-see attractions, as both are capable of entertaining kids and adults alike for hours. For many, a trip to the city would not be complete without taking in a sporting event. Watch the Nationals play at Nationals Park, the Capitals and Wizards at Capital One Arena, the Commanders at FedEx Field, and D.C. United at Audi Field. These attractions are just the tip of the iceberg. We encourage you to explore the city for yourself and to make a list of your favorites!
Places to visit in Washington, D.C.
- Buildings: The White House, U.S. Capitol, United States Botanic Garden, Library of Congress
- Monuments & Memorials: Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial
- Museums: National Air and Space Museum, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History, National Museum of African American History & Culture, National Archives Museum
- Outdoors: National Mall, National Arboretum, Rock Creek Park, Georgetown, The Wharf
- Shows & Concerts: The Kennedy Center, 9:30 Club, The Anthem
- For the Family: National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, Spy Museum
- Sports: Nationals Park, Capital One Arena, FedEx Field, Audi Field