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Washington DC — By Jon Rochetti on March 29, 2010 at 10:21 am
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10 Springtime Things to Do in DC

Washington DC in the springtime is probably the best season to visit the Nation’s Capital.   Crowds are lighter than during the summer, temperatures are (usually) warm but not yet steamy, and the cherry blossoms are spectacular.

And if you are lucky enough to visit Washington DC during the annaul Cherry Blossom Festival, here’s 10 don’t miss things to do in or around Washington DC:


  1. See the new Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
  2. Tour the US Capitol Building starting in the $600 million Visitor’s Center.
  3. Take the elevator to the top of the Washington Monument for a great view of the National Mall.
  4. Visit Great Falls National Park and see the area’s biggest and best water falls on the Potomac River.
  5. See 24 of the 44 US Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama at  Madame Tussauds and while there, George Washington at Madame Tussaudshave you photo taken sitting at the President’s Oval Office desk.
  6. Visit the gardens to the Smithsonian Castle and the Arts and Industries Building to see hundreds of beautiful spring flowers in bloom.
  7. See tens of thousands of dollars being printed every minute at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Office just off the National Mall.
  8. Tour the Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt Memorials.  Stop by at night or sunet for an entirely different experience.
  9. See the Wright Brothers flyer at the National Air & Space Museum, along with the first plane to cross the Atlantic, the Sprit of St. Louis flew by Charles Lindbergh.
  10. Watch the Changing of the Guards at the Tombs of the Unknown at Arlington Cemetery.

Images – from personal collection ©2010, Jon Rochetti


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