Not only is Washington, D.C. home to the country's three-tiers of government, it is also a popular tourist attraction for people from around the world. 10Best has taken the Metrorail, driven and walked around the nation's capital to bring to you the top attractions and activities the area has to offer. (It was exhausting and a trip to the shoe store will probably be needed.)
You can't go to the nation's capital without a trip to The White House even if it's just for a selfie taken outside the gates. However, if you plan far ahead, you can get tickets from your member of Congress for an inside tour.
Memorials are an iconic part of the district so we narrowed it down to the two must-sees -- the Lincoln Memorial and the National World War II Memorial. Both are sites to behold but they are breathtaking at night so consider making two trips.
2016 is sure to be a big year for the National Zoological Park as their brand new panda boy cub, Bei Bei, will be on display beginning in mid-January. Try to see the panda display first when you come because crowds are sure to be high throughout the year.
Whatever your interests are, you are sure to find the perfect attraction or activity in the district.