Washington Things to Do

Five Places to Visit in Washington

Washington is a heaven for every tourist and offers a lot of things to do and a number of exciting places to visit. Even a few days stay in the State of Washington can leave you with a whole lot of unexplored places. You have not sort out the best places you would be visiting, before you set out.

Here are five of the top places you should never overlook when you are at Washington State.

Smithsonian; a Never Miss at Washington DC

 Smithsonian located at the capital city of the United States, is a largest museum in the world, is a cache of a number of subjects related to arts, science and lot more. With nineteen museums and galleries included, the entry is free. Fun filled  and knowledge oriented activities for people with different tastes and interests are part of the package.

Smithsonian Museums

  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Mall Museum)
  • Arts and Industries Building (Mall Museum)
  • Freer Gallery of Art (Mall Museum)
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Mall Museum)
  • National Air and Space Museum (Mall Museum)
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (not yet built)
  • National Museum of African Art (Mall Museum)
  • National Museum of American History (Mall Museum)
  • National Museum of the American Indian (Mall Museum)
  • National Museum of Natural History (Mall Museum)
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Postal Museum
  • S. Dillon Ripley Center (Mall Museum)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Building ("The Castle")
  • Smithsonian National Zoological Park (National Zoo)

Enjoy a Northwest Trek into Nature

A trek into the wild, enjoying the wild in their natural habitat Northwest Trek has nature in full bloom.

 The black tailed deer, bison, elk, water fowls, moose  can be seen roaming in their natural habitat.A number of migratory species can also be watched along the route if you are lucky enough to be present at the right season.

Northwest Trek Information

Date Opened 1975
Location Near Eatonville, Washington, USA
Land Area 723 acres (293 ha)
Coordinates 46.9161515°N 122.2718239°W
Number of Animals 200+
Number of Species About 38
Memberships AZA
Major Exhibits Free-Roaming Area
Website nwtrek.org

Don’t Forget the Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln memorial is an important landmark of the state which gives a splendid view of the city. This important monument designed after an ancient Greek temple has a very huge sculpture of Lincoln.Two speeches of Lincoln speeches are inscribed to honor the 16th American President, Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln Memorial Information

Location: West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates: 38°53′21.48″N 77°3′0.44″W
Area: 107.43 acres (0.43 km²)
Built: 1912-1922
Architect: Henry Bacon (architect)
Daniel Chester French (sculptor)
Architectural Style(s): Greek Revival
Visitation: 3,639,000 (2005)
Governing Body: National Park Service
Added to NRHP: October 15, 1966
NRHP Reference#: 66000030

Visit the Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park also known as the 'Three Park in One' is a must visit at Washington. This great park includes three distinct ecosystems which are rugged glacier capped mountains, the Pacific coast and the temperate rain forest. They charge a nominal fee per individual.The breathtaking view is a no-miss destination.

Olympic National Park Information

Location Jefferson, Clallam, Mason, and Grays Harbor counties, Washington, USA
Nearest City Port Angeles
Coordinates 47°58′10″N 123°29′54″W
Area 922,561 acres (373,347 ha)
Established June 29, 1938
Visitors 2,749,197 (in 2006)
Governing Body National Park Service

Enjoy The Sun At Spokane

Spokane meaning 'Children of the Sun' is the second largest city in Washington and as the name suggest has almost 260 days of bright sunshine. Outdoor activities, live shows,art galleries, Spokane offers a bouquet to its visitors.

Top 10 Things to Do in the Washington, DC Capital Region

  • Visit the Smithsonian
  • Tour the National Monuments and Memorials
  • Tour the Three Houses of Government
  • Take a Walk Through Georgetown
  • Ride a Bike Along the C & O Canal
  • See a Show or Concert at the Kennedy Center
  • Attend a Concert at Wolftrap Farm Park
  • Take a Hike at Great Falls Park
  • Explore Mount Vernon
  • Take a Walking Tour of Old Town, Alexandria