With historic monuments, interesting museums, and beautiful waterfront views, Washington D.C. has endless sight-seeing opportunities. Whether you are a local or a tourist, it’s impossible to get bored in the Nation’s Capital. Here are the top 5 places you should visit in order to take advantage of all that D.C. has to offer.

1.The National Cathedral

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This spot boasts historical tours, architecture and beautiful gardens. Visit the National Cathedral to tour the interior and then enjoy a long walk through the surrounding acres of flowers and trees. There is no better way to spend a summer afternoon than wandering through one of the country’s most beautiful and historic places.

2. Georgetown Waterfront


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The waterfront is one of the best places to visit, especially in the heat of the summer. Walk along the waterfront and enjoy all of the shopping, restaurants, and scenery in Georgetown. Watch as the boats depart from the waterfront or explore the nearby canal. The Georgetown Waterfront is the perfect place to spend a hot summer night out.

3. Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art


The Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art is one of the most interesting and fun places to explore in the city. Walk through the outdoor exhibits featuring various artists and enjoy the interesting works on display. From modern to more traditional sculptures, the garden has something to interest everyone. The National Gallery is a great spot to spend an afternoon enjoying art and the beautiful outdoors.

4. Rock Creek Park


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If you need a break from the bustling city, look no further than a trip to Rock Creek Park. With miles of trails for hiking, running, or biking, Rock Creek is a nature lover’s dream. Come and enjoy a day in nature exploring the endless trails and relaxing under the trees. You can even rent a kayak for a day on the water. This is the perfect place to de-stress after a long week and escape the busy city.

5. National Mall


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The National Mall is must-see historical spot in D.C. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Korean War Memorial are just a few of many monuments located in the National Mall that are unforgettable. Try visiting early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the crowds and enjoy a peaceful walk through the mall. A visit to the National Mall is a fun way to spend the day, while learning about the history of the United States.