Highest-rated things to do in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

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December 26, 2021
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Highest-rated things to do in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

Whether you’ve lived in Washington, D.C. your whole life or are planning a trip there for the first time, there are plenty of things to do no matter your tastes. From historic landmarks and museums to stunning parks and hiking trails, Stacker compiled a list of the highest things to do in Washington, D.C. on Tripadvisor.

The list includes must-see sites, unusual activities off the beaten path, iconic buildings and museums, and plenty of places you’re likely to have heard of and still others that may be new to you. Whether you’re a seasoned local or looking for something fun to do during your visit, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for the highest-rated things to do in Washington, D.C..

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#30. National Museum of American History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,955 reviews)
- Category: History Museums
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#29. Smithsonian American Art Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,543 reviews)
- Category: Art Museums, History Museums
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#28. White House

- Rating: 4 / 5 (8,112 reviews)
- Category: Government Buildings
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#27. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (5,691 reviews)
- Category: Monuments & Statues
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#26. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

- Rating: 5 / 5 (1,892 reviews)
- Category: Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
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#25. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

- Rating: 5 / 5 (1,251 reviews)
- Category: Historic Sites, Gardens
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#24. Tidal Basin

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,669 reviews)
- Category: Bodies of Water
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#23. Jefferson Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (6,413 reviews)
- Category: Monuments & Statues
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#22. United States Botanic Garden

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,777 reviews)
- Category: Gardens
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#21. Capitol Hill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,435 reviews)
- Category: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
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#20. Washington National Cathedral

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,070 reviews)
- Category: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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#19. The National Archives Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,488 reviews)
- Category: Speciality Museums
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#18. National World War II Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10,073 reviews)
- Category: Monuments & Statues
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#17. Capital Crescent Trail

- Rating: 5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Category: Biking Trails
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#16. Ford's Theatre

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,278 reviews)
- Category: Historic Sites, Theaters
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#15. Georgetown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,964 reviews)
- Category: Neighborhoods
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#14. Washington Monument

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9,302 reviews)
- Category: Monuments & Statues
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#13. Museum of the Bible

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,051 reviews)
- Category: Speciality Museums
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#12. National Portrait Gallery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,500 reviews)
- Category: Art Museums, History Museums
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#11. Korean War Veterans Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10,974 reviews)
- Category: Monuments & Statues
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#10. National Mall

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (8,252 reviews)
- Category: Historic Walking Areas, Parks
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#9. Vietnam Veterans Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11,845 reviews)
- Category: Monuments & Statues
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#8. National Air and Space Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23,303 reviews)
- Category: Speciality Museums
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#7. Library of Congress

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9,004 reviews)
- Category: Libraries, Government Buildings
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#6. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11,151 reviews)
- Category: History Museums
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#5. National Gallery of Art

- Rating: 5 / 5 (9,190 reviews)
- Category: Art Museums
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#4. Lincoln Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31,563 reviews)
- Category: Monuments & Statues
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#3. U.S. Capitol

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (6,954 reviews)
- Category: Government Buildings
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#2. National Museum of African American History and Culture

- Rating: 5 / 5 (3,478 reviews)
- Category: History Museums
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#1. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12,204 reviews)
- Category: Natural History Museums
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