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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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
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)