Most people’s tours in Washington DC consist of visiting places and taking in sights, while also enjoying the activities allowed at these places. However, in this day and age, a thing did not happen if you have not posted a picture of it on Instagram. So to help you show off in social media, following are some of the most Instagrammable places in the city.
The National Mall
This place affords plenty of opportunity for artistic photography, stretching two miles between the Lincoln Memorial and Capitol Hill. It was planned by architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant, and contains some of the most famous Smithsonian Institutions.
The White House
The President and his family stay here, which should be enough reason to want a picture with this beautiful house in the background.
You cannot miss this huge obelisk when you are in the area; it is one of the city’s most familiar landmarks. It is made of granite, marble, and bluestone gneiss, and was designated as a historic place in 1966. You can best capture it with a Dutch angle.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam War lost us many good soldiers, and they were later memorialized through the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, designed by Maya Lin and erected in 1982. It is made up of black gabbro rock, and has the names of over 58,000 Vietnam veterans engraved on it.
World War II Memorial
Completed in 2004, this is among the newer memorials in the National Mall. It has 56 pillars signifying the states and territories, placed around a fountain and plaza opposing the Lincoln Memorial’s Reflecting Pool. You rarely find a better place to pose for a photo with the family.
Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool
This a white Georgia marble sculpture of President Lincoln sitting inside a Doric temple, looking out over the Reflection Pool in reflective thought. It weighs over 150 tons and is 19 feet tall.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
The first president had his home on Mount Vernon, which can be seen from the Potomac. If you are on a tour boat cruise, keep your phones and cameras ready so you will not miss capturing this stunning view when it comes up.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
This memorial, located at the Tidal Basin’s foot, offers views across the Potomac, and stands for the legacy of the 32nd President.