Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Summer is a great time to visit the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens. The gardens are located just off Kenilworth Avenue in Northeast DC. It’s just a short drive from downtown, so prepare to drive or take an Uber.

You’ll see plenty of insects and wildlife, including dragonflies, turtles, herons and ducks.

The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are famous for their Lotus flowers which usually reach peak bloom in July.

Photos of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on Google Maps
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial At Sunrise

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Built in 2011 the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is one of DC’s newest landmarks.

The main structure of this memorial is a 30 foot stone version of MLK titled “Stone of Hope”. The side of the stone contains an excerpt from the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.

“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”

The address of the memorial is 1964 Independence Avenue SW, DC which is a nod to the 1964 Civil Rights Act which played an important role in. Read More

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in DC

When people think of DC they are sure to think about the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.

This long, thin, and shallow pool running between the Lincoln Memorial and the WWII Memorial is hard to miss if you make a visit to DC.

From Martin Luther King’s Iconic “I Have a Dream” speech to Forrest Gump reuniting with Jenny in the water the reflecting pool has seen many historical & cultural events.

View of the Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial from the Washington Monument

There is nothing like viewing a great sunset at the reflecting pool, it creates the perfect framing for many of DC’s monuments.

I’ve travelled to the reflecting pool countless times, here are some of my favorite photos from sunrise to sunset. Read More

12 Beautiful Places to Take Engagement Photos in Washington DC

Dc Engagement Photos MiniNewly engaged? Congratulations!

Now it’s time to share it to the world with an engagement photoshoot.

I’ve already shared the best places to take photos in DC. But I see a lot of people wondering where to take engagement photos in DC.

Luckily my friend Adam Mason has been so gracious to share his list of places to take engagements photos in the district.

From obvious places like the Jefferson Memorial to more unknown spots like Eastern Market these spots are sure to be the best way to share an engagement.The Best Places to Take Engagement Photos in Washington DC // ihitthebutton.com Read More

Sunrise Over Jefferson Cherry Blossoms

Guide to Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

One of the best times to visit Washington DC is during the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival to view the peak bloom of cherry blossom trees on the Tidal Basin. With amazing bursts of pink and white the cherry blossom trees create a huge burst of color in the nation’s capital. This year’s Cherry Blossom Festival is March 15 thru April 16, 2017.Guide to the Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

It’s difficult to plan a trip around peak bloom since the most accurate predictions are about 10 days before they bloom. I’ve seen many friends come to town and miss the peak bloom by a few days. Read More

National Museum Of African American History And Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Thanks to Instagram and IGDC I had the honor of visiting The National Museum of African American History and Culture a week early. There was tons of construction still happening but it was an amazing experience.

Located right next to the Washington Monument on the mall the African American History and Culture Museum is a new highlight of DC’s skyline.

The massive 300,000+ square footage building’s unique shape draws you directly in. It’s mind blowing how many pieces from African American history the museum has collected, plus the building goes deep underground. Read More

Washington Dc Instagram Spots

The 17 Best Places to Take Pictures in Washington DC

I’ve spent years filling my Instagram account (@someguy) with beautiful photos of Washington DC. Including well known spots like the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Tidal Basin to less known spots in the city. The Best Washington DC Instagram Spots // ihitthebutton.com

I want to share some of the best places to photograph in DC! I’ve also included some of the best times to visit specific spots.

The fastest way to get around DC is to use the Metro. You can walk to most of the spots listed by heading to the Smithsonian metro stop on the mall. To get around on the mall you can use the Capital Bikeshare but I recommend riding the metro to go to more urban areas.

Here is my list of the best places to take photos in DC:

The Washington Monument

View of the Washington Monument from the Tidal Basin

The Washington Monument from the Tidal Basin

The most iconic and recognizable building in DC is hard not to photograph since it’s DC’s tallest building. From the Tidal Basin, steps of the Lincoln Memorial or standing right next to it, the Washington Monument looks great at all angles.

Plus you can visit the monument 24 hours of the day which makes it a great place to photograph late at night. (Currently tickets to the top are suspended until 2019)

Washington Monument on Google Maps Read More