Whether traveling to DC for a getaway, to take the kids to see the historic monuments, or for a first or second honeymoon, there are many things to see around the DC area. Sure you could go to the traditional places like The White House (to see where the president lives), The Smithsonian Institution (the world’s largest museum and research complex with subjects that vary from African Art to the postal service, sculpture to space exploration), or the Washington Monument.

Washington DC Travel Guide: Historic Sites Off The Beaten Path

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court – but also its museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.

Only in DC can you see the original U.S. Constitution and stand where Martin Luther King, Jr. said “I have a dream.” From touring The White House to attending School for Spies, we’ve got once-in-a-lifetime attractions you should make part of your history.


The infographic below (Washington DC Travel Guide: Historic Sites Off The Beaten Path) outlines some of the many things to do while visiting Washington DC as well as seeing many of the places that are off the beaten path. These sights are for the non-traditional traveler who wants to explore some of best kept secret of the Washington DC area.



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