7 Things to Do in Washington D.C.
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Have you always wanted to visit our countries capital? Organize your trip this August so that you can attend Soul2Soul’s Reconnect & Unwind: Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat. It takes place the first weekend of August, 6th – 8th 2021, at the posh Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C.
This event is limited to 10 couples, so if you want to work on your relationship with award-winning relationship psychologist, Dr Gregory Canillas, who has over 20 years of experience, BOOK NOW!
When you find yourself in Washington D.C. be sure to visit some, if not all, of its unmissable attractions and activities.
#7 Things to Do in Washington D.C: Bens Chili Bowl
One place you absolutely must eat at is the famous Bens Chili Bowl, which has been open and loved since 1958. This historic restaurant is best known for its homemade chili. This classic dish is available as chili con carne, turkey chili and veggie chili. Whether you want a snack or a meal there is a size to match your appetite.
#6 Things to Do in Washington D.C: U.S. Capitol
See democracy at work with a trip to the Capitol building, one of Americas most recognizable buildings.
Tours operate throughout the day in small groups and include the Crypt, located in the centre of the building and dates back to 1827, the Rotunda, which is a beautiful domed round room, and the National Statuary Hall, an exquisite marbled room embracing Greek architecture style.
#5 Things to Do in Washington D.C: Georgetown
A short walk from the Watergate Hotel, where we will be holding our Love Wins! Event, is the historic neighborhood of Georgetown. This is a beautiful area of the city as it overlooks the water and is filled with great restaurants and lots of shops, perfect for finding a souvenir.
#4 Things to Do in Washington D.C: Supreme Court
Walking the corridors and exploring one of the pinnacle places of LGBTQ history, The Supreme Court, is a fantastic way to celebrate love. History was made June 2015 when same-sex marriage was legalized. Since then, more than 600,000 couples have said “I do”.
You can take a self-guided tour around the public areas, attend courtroom lectures, visit legendary monuments and watch the visitor’s film. Seats for open court are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
#3 Things to Do in Washington: Night Tour
If you enjoy Washington D.C. by day, then you are going to LOVE it come nightfall.
Seeing the city´s most famous landmarks illuminated at night is truly breathtaking and memorable. The 2-hour bus tour with BigBus, the world’s largest open-top bus tour operator, is jam-packed and it comprises of a highly informative and sometimes funny narration.
#2 Things to Do in Washington D.C: National Mall
The National Mall is famous all over the World, as it has been featured in award-winning movies and TV shows like Forrest Gump and The West Wing. Here is where you can find many great memorials dedicated to the leaders of the USA.
You can easily spend a good chunk of time exploring the National Mall, which covers a green area of 2 miles. This special place is home to multiple monuments and memorial parks. Unmissable spots include:
- The Lincoln Memorial and Reflective Pool
- Washington Monument
- Constitution Gardens
- World War II Memorial
#1 Things to Do in Washington D.C: Visit a Museum
This one’s a double because we need to include two excellent museums. Washington D.C. is famous for having more museums per mile than any other US city. So, to not visit at least one would be a shame.
Our top picks, without any doubt would be the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which highlights the people and groups that influenced American culture and the World through music, literature and activism. The exhibits on the evolution of fashion, segregation and justice are incredibly awe-inspiring and often unforgettable.
Our other favorite place is the National Portrait Gallery, which houses poignant masterpieces of famous Americans that have shaped our great nation. Major highlights are the Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection, 20th Century Americans and First Ladies of the United States. LIMITED TIME: If your time in Washington D.C is going to be short, check out the 24 hour hop-on hop-off bus tour, so that you can see the most important attractions and monuments to you. You can choose when you jump off the bus and when you are done exploring you simply wait for the next bus to arrive. Or you could just sit on the bus and see everything. The entire loop takes 90 minutes to complete and departs for the first loop at 10 a.m. from L’Enfant Plaza. You can share your favourite things to do in Washington D.C. on the Soul2Soul Facebook page.