Top 5 Places for Skyline Views of Washington DC

Washington DC Private Tours

Washington Tourist Attractions

Washington DC private tours can be enjoyed to its fullest if you went on to see all the spectacular tourist places in the city. However, that will not be possible if you were in Washington for just a couple of days. Still, you can view the best tourist attractions in Washington DC from the skyline if you make it to the below places in the capital city.

Washington National Cathedral

The architecture of this cathedral situated on what is often billed as the highest vantage point in DC is itself a sight for sore eyes. It includes a stained glass window that encapsulates a lunar rock, which was gifted to the cathedral by the Apollo 11 astronauts. If you want to get a skyline view of the cityscapes, climb the 333 steps and get to the cathedral’s central tower. While climbing steps of the National Cathedral, you will come across its centerpiece attraction and gargoyles, including one that features Darth Vader.

Old Post Office Clock Tower

The clock tower along the Pennsylvania Avenue has an observation deck, which offers pretty views to the cityscapes. Think of viewing the attractions along the National Mall and the Capitol Building from a viewing podium that offers unparallel sights. Not only they are beautiful to look at from the skyline, but the edifice run by the National Park Service also has the ‘Bells of Congress’ that you can explore.

The Newseum

Go to this museum when on Washington DC private tours to get sweeping views of the Pennsylvania Avenue, a street that is often regarded as the best in America. The Hank Greenspun Terrace of the museum in DC has an eighty-feet-long exhibition that details the history of the avenue. The views from up the tower lend an extra dimension to museum collections, which includes a gallery devoted to the First Amendment.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

This performing arts venue in the capital city is world famous and hosts everything from music to dance and Broadway shows. Even if you are interested in sightseeing the DC area, you can climb the outdoor terrace of the Kennedy Center and get views of Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, and Watergate Hotel.

The Watergate Hotel

This is another tourist attraction, which has rooftop restaurants offering panoramic views of the cityscapes, including those in DC and Virginia. So, if you want to grab a toast alongside the best skyline views the city has to offer, this is another place to add to your tours of Washington DC.

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