One of the most photogenic city in the U.S.
I am fortunate to have spent a lot of time in Washington D.C. both on a official basis and for personal reasons. On a map, Washington it not a big city, until you try to walk from one end of the Mall to the other. Most of the things I love about it have to do with the monuments and history that is everywhere in the city. Some of my favorites include the Marine Corps Memorial, the National Archives,the White House and the National Geographic society. I love the Yellow Boarder building because of the periodic exhibits they have in the museum portion of the building.
The Marine Corps memorial is on the other side of the Potomac at the top of a hill near the Roslyn Metro station, off Arlington Blvd. There is a parking lot surrounding the Memorial with normally plenty of space. If you go just before sunrise you can see the (hopefully) magenta sky illuminating over the Capitol and the Washington Memorial in the distance. In the spring the 8th and I, “the Oldest post in the Corps” Marines have sunset / evening parades starting May 2nd through Aug 29th. I haven’t ever been, but I have heard it is amazing.
The National Archives, located on Pennsylvania Ave (east of the White House) between 8th and 7th streets is where preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents, which comprise the National Archives. NARA is officially responsible for maintaining and publishing the legally authentic and authoritative copies of acts of Congress, presidential proclamations and executive orders, and federal regulations. The NARA also transmits votes of the Electoral College to Congress. https://email@example.com,-77.022684,17z?hl=en
Georgetown is one of my favorite places to eat. The list is to long but in a pinch J.Pauls on M street has great oysters and guinness on tap.