I think it will be a waste of time to speak a lot about such a widely known fact as that Washington is a political centre. The same refers to Washington parks and an endless succession of museums and monuments. There are other attractions in Washington that should not be neglected.
One of the attractions in Washington that is connected with the political center is Capitol Hill.
Though there's more than one hill in Washington DC, when people talk about what's happening on " The Hill " they mean Capitol Hill - a shallow knoll topped by the giant white dome of the US Capitol building and rising at the very center of the city. When Washington DC was first laid out, Capitol Hill was intended to be both the symbolic and real seat of the federal government. Home of both the legislature - Congress - and the judiciary - the Supreme Court - this is still the place where the law of the land is made and refined; it also holds the newly refurbished Library of Congress.
Among the attractions in Washington that are popular among the visitor is Mall. It stretches west from the Capitol to the Potomac River. It wasn't always such a carefully manicured park, however: when the Capitol was built, it looked out across a muddy, bug-infested swamp and, by the 1870s, the south side was lined by meat-markets and warehouses and crisscrossed by railroad tracks. The Mall has become the most popular of all green attractions in Washington. It is used for summer softball games and Fourth of July concerts. Yet its central role in a planned capital city also places it at the very heart of the country's political and social life. When there's a protest gesture to be made, the Mall is the place to make it.
If you walk around Mall you will want to see White House. For nearly two hundred years, the White House has been the residence and office of the President of the United States. Standing at the edge of the Mall, due north from the Washington Monument, this grand, Neoclassical edifice was completed in 1800 by Irish immigrant James Hoban, who modeled it on the Georgian manors of Dublin. Each of its presidential occupants has made his mark.
White House tours consist of a lot of waiting around followed by a quick shuffle through the basement and up to the ground-floor reception rooms, then peeping in at a succession of plush, railed-off rooms filled with portraits of ex-presidents. In summer, the gardens are sometimes opened for afternoon tours, and at Christmas there are special evening tours of the festively decorated interior.
Besides, White House you will see a number of memorials among which FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial.
For those who are interested in art attractions in Washington Phillips Collection is a good idea. Canvasses by the likes of Picasso, Kandinsky, Rothko and O'Keefe are on display there, sited in an ornate nineteenth-century mansion.
National Museum of American History. This eclectic museum - holding everything from reconstructed dinosaurs to antique gramophones and Dorothy's red shoes - is not to be missed. A kitsch lover's delight!
Stroll through Adams-Morgan and Georgetown, the best neighborhoods in which to discover that attractions in Washington are not all monuments, memorials and museums. Besides, Adams-Morgan and Georgetown always seem to hold a good range of dining options. Refresh yourself there to continue your Washington tour.
Nearest Metros for Adams-Morgan are Woodley Park-Zoo or Dupont Circle. Bukom Café there will let you have a rest of all these attractions in Washington. West African dishes - such as obe ila , a soup with okra and smoked fish - are served.
Veggies will be pleased with Amma Vegetarian Kitche. They will be offered a really scrumptious haven.
To cut a long story short, attractions in Washington welcome you!