Washington DC: 13 Things You Do Not Want to Miss

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Of all the places I’ve traveled to, I had never set foot in our nation’s capital, Washington DC. It seemed a bit wrong for me to call myself a world traveler when I had not even experienced my country’s own beautiful capital city, loaded with historical sites and fantastic restaurants. So, my husband and I booked a room at the Four Seasons in Georgetown, which had the best location, in walking distance to great shopping and dining. We also scheduled a private tour with an excellent and knowledgeable historian named Jeanne M. Fogle, from A Tour De Force, who seemed to know every single detail about every single event that had ever occurred in U.S. history. Below is my list of my thirteen favorite places to visit while in Washington. While each site was spectacular to finally see in person, the stories and history behind it all (explained to us by Jeanne) was the most fascinating part.

[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]1) The White House…Obviously![/highlight]

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]2) Jefferson Memorial[/highlight]

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]3) The Library of Congress[/highlight]

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]4) Washington Monument[/highlight]

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All I can think of here is Forest Gump!

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]5) World War II Memorial[/highlight]

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]6) Sunset at W Hotel Washington Rooftop Lounge[/highlight] Point of View Lounge

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]7) The US House of Representatives [/highlight] Where I got photobombed by a U.S. Capitol police officer!

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]8) Korean War Memorial[/highlight]

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]9) Lincoln Memorial[/highlight]

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]10) Tomb of the Unknown Soldier[/highlight]

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]11) Supreme Court Building[/highlight]

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]12) After dinner drinks with a view[/highlight]rooftop of the Graham Hotel

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[highlight background=”#333″ color=”#fff”]13) Bourbon Steak Restaurant and bar at the Four Seasons[/highlight] Bourbon Steak Restaurant and bar 

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