Washington; the nation’s capital. The seat of power, prestige, and privilege. But there is more to Washington than politics. It is a lively, vibrant, and colorful city that offers its visitors a gala good time. Of course, being the capital city many of its attractions revolve around patriotism and politics but there are many more. Let’s take a look at some of the star attractions of this wonderful city.
Take a Limo Tour to Tour Washington D.C.
We highly recommend that you hire a limo and tour the city in a presidential way. It will save your time, energy, and save you from a lot of hassle. Parking is extremely limited on the streets and the garages are very expensive. You will not only save time and aggravation, but save enough on parking to cover a portion of the limo fee.
An Extraordinar Limousine does a great job with tours of Washington. Their limos are in top condition and they observe all the Covid-19 related safety protocols regarding their limos and the drivers. Definitely check them out.
Washington is a haven for museum lovers and has some of the best museums in the world because they are paid for by the national government. There are museums on different and varied themes. You can take your pick.
The notable museums include; National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History, International Spy Museum, Newseum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Archives Museum, American Art Museum, and National Building Museum.
Being the capital city, Washington boasts of several sites that resonate with history, nationalism, and patriotic sentiment. Chief among those are; The US Capitol Hill, The White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National Mall, and Veterans Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin, Arlington National Cemetery, Georgetown Historic District, Vietnam Veterans, and Korean War Veterans Memorials, World War II Memorial, Library of Congress, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and Fredrick Douglass National Historic Site. We can add more to the list but these are some of the most famous landmarks of the city.
Washington National Cathedral
A grand imposing structure with intricate architectural details to discover and relish. It is the sixth-largest cathedral in the world and it was completed between 1907 to 1990. The cathedral was constructed in gothic style on which gargoyles and grotesques abound. The colorfully-stained windows are an attraction in themselves. One window even has a moon rock incorporated into it and celebrates space exploration. The cathedral is also the burial site of President Woodrow Wilson and Helen Keller. You can also partake in the Sunday morning and evening recitals. For a more guided tour of this majestic building, contact its administration and reserve a tour in advance.
For Art Lovers
Washington has much to offer for the art-lovers too. There is the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur. M. Sackler Gallery. Both these galleries house important paintings showcasing art from different American eras as well as from other countries. Then there is the National Gallery of Art, one of the largest in the world and probably the most famous in the US although the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York might give a run for the money. Housed in two large buildings with a tunnel linking them, this art gallery houses thousands of artifacts. For performing arts lovers, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts promises enough action. It showcases the National Symphony Orchestra, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and the Washington National Opera. There are enough theatre and music performances taking place all through the year to keep you entertained and busy.