The tourism industry is a major industry in almost all the countries worldwide even it is a country struggling to be a developed country or an already developed country. America is considered to be a master of all trades and the tourism industry of the country is a major part of the yearly turnover of the country. Washington DC which is the capital city of the country, just like the capital cities of all the nations is a major spot for tourists visiting the United States from worldwide. Being the capital city the major trade and commerce center is this city. The city has always been among the major choices for tourists visiting the nation and has a lot of places for tourists to relax and enjoy the holiday like feeling.
Washing DC is defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings including the iconic ones that house the Federal government’s 3 branches: The Capitol, White House, and the Supreme Court. It’s also home to various Museums and performing-arts center. The major attractions of Washington city include National Air and Space Museum, National Zoological Park, United States Capitol, White House, National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing arts, United States Botanic Garden, Dumbarton Oaks, Madame Tussauds and a lot of other places.
The United States Capitol Building is the home of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It sits atop the eastern end of the National Mall in WashingtonD.C. The place is visited by a number of visitors for a view of the nation’s landmark.
The White House
Iconic home of America’s President, it is the official residence and principal workplace located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW inWashington D.C. The crowding within the executive mansion itself, the property is a National Heritage Site and is ranked second on the American Institute of Architects list of “America’s Favorite Architecture”.
An American monument built to honor the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Located on the western end of the National Mall this is a very famous architectural building in the nation and has a record of approximately 6 million people visiting the memorial annually.
It is a national park in the city which is considered as a Historic memorial park. The term National Mall commonly includes areas that are officially part of West Potomac Park and Constitution Gardens to the west. The place contains a number of museums and memorials.
National Zoological Park
The place is commonly known as the National Zoo and is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. The mission of the place is to “Provide engaging experiences with animals and create and share knowledge to save wildlife and habitats”. The 163-acre park constitutes 180 species of trees,850 species of woody shrubs and herbaceous plants, 40 species of grasses and 36 different species of bamboo. There are around 1,800 animals of 300 different species in the zoo.
Madame Tussauds wax Museum
This is a wax museum located in the capital city. The venue features wax sculptures of famous figures from politics, culture, sports, music and television. The museum contains various themed rooms where visitors are allowed and encouraged to look at, touch and take photographs next to popular public figures.
Theodore Roosevelt Island
It is an 88.5-acre island and national memorial located in the Potomac River in Washington D.C. The island is particularly known for its variety of birds and its showy displays of spring wildflowers. Several hiking trails provide access to the memorial and a variety of island’s natural habitats.
Thus is a partially man-made reservoir between the Potomac River and Washington Channel. It is a part of West Potomac Park and is a focal point of the National Cherry BlossomFestival held each spring in the city. From mid-March until October paddle boats are available for rent for recreation purpose in the basin.
It is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States. The institution was established in 1846 for the increase and diffusion of knowledge. The institution includes 19 Museums, 9 Research Centers, and Zoo including historical and architectural landmarks.
It is an interactive Museum that promotes free expressions and the five freedoms of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Newseum has become one of Washingtons most popular destinations, attracting more than 8, 15,000 visitors a year and its high definition television studios host news broadcasts.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Center produces and presents theater, dance, ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular and folk music, in addition to multimedia performances for all ages. It is the busiest performing arts facility in the United States and annually hosts approximately 2,000 performances for audiences totaling nearly two million.
There are many other places for tourists to visit in Washington D.C. like Washington Monument, National Air and Space Museum, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National Gallery of Art, Ford’s Theatre, Washington National Cathedral, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Dumbarton Oaks and a lot of other amazing destinations.