Washington and Seattle

Places to see in Washington

Washington is the capital of United States. It is the most popular tourist destination of America. Washington has long drivable beach, rainforest, deserts, forests with affluent collection of fossils and petrifactions and Mountains. Many big names as Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon.com, and Nordstrom have found their base at Washington.

Eastern part of Washington is famous for growing apples, berries, wheat, and wine grapes. The variety of exciting and memorable places in Washington offers adventures in your vacations. Washington, DC is filled with exciting and memorable places to visit. Get ready to explore the rugged coastline, mountains, volcanoes, and islands.

Places to see in Washington

White House

All the world persons know about White House. This important structure is house of the President of most powerful country in the world- United States; which thus symbolizes the power of presidency. It is the first and foremost attraction for tourists in the Democratic Republic. Public tours are conducted whose permission can be sought either through one's Member of Congress or embassy in Washington, DC.

The National Zoo

The National Zoo or Smithsonian National Zoological Park is favorite place of not only children but their parents too. It is a home to 2,400 different animals. Smithsonian Zoo gives tourists an opportunity to see exotic animals playing in natural surroundings.

Free concert series, "Sunset Serenades" is an attraction for everyone during summer.

Parks in Washington

Botanic Garden

The U.S. Botanic Garden established in 1820 is a living plant museum. The Conservatory showcases an impressive collection of around 4,000 state-of-the-art varieties of seasonal, tropical and subtropical plants. The Garden also exhibits educational programs all round the year.

The National Garden is a learning laboratory.

Bartholdi Park is another part of the Botanic Garden which is a beautiful landscaped flower garden with classic fountain designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.

Anacostia Park

Anacostia Park in Washington DC spreads in 1200 acres along the Anacostia River. It is the largest recreation area for people visiting Washington, DC.

The park includes Kenilworth Park, Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Marsh. These offer stroll in the company of beautiful nature. Anacostia Park has 18-hole course, a driving range, three marinas, and a public boat ramp.

Benjamin Banneker Park

This park is a memorial to Benjamin Banneker, an assistant of Andrew Ellicott in surveying the District of Columbia.

Battery Kemble Park

This neighborhood park sprawls in 57 acre which is popular for providing rolling hills and walking trails.

Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is traffic circle and park as well. The park has benches, restaurants, shops, art galleries and fountain laid in honor of Admiral Francis Dupont, the first naval hero for the Union cause in the Civil War.

The Capitol Hill Parks, historic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Constitution Gardens, East Potomac Park or Hains Point, Fort Dupont Park, Fort Reno Park in neighboring Tenleytown, Fort Totten Park, Francis Scott Key Park located east of the Key Bridge, Friendship "Turtle" Park, Georgetown waterfront Park, Kalorama Park, Kingman and Heritage Islands Park and Lafayette Park or Presidents Park are the other major parks in Washington. These Parks offers myriad of entertaining activities, walking, picnicking and relaxing.