Best landmarks in D.C.

Check out the top landmarks in D.C., reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Great Falls
1. Great Falls
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32 local reviews
Great Falls, Great Falls
LocalityPolitical
Sam
Great Falls Park, an 800-acre park located along the Potomac River, is one of the most spectacular natural lan…
Bela
Great Falls Park, an 800-acre park located along the Potomac River, is one of the most spectacular natural lan…
Carole
Both the Maryland and Virginia sides of the park are beautiful, with panoramic views of the Potomac River and …
1. Great Falls
1. Great Falls
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32 local reviews
Great Falls, Great Falls
Sam
Sam
Great Falls Park, an 800-acre park located along the Potomac River, is one of the most spectacular natural landmarks in the Washington DC me…
Bela
Bela
Great Falls Park, an 800-acre park located along the Potomac River, is one of the most spectacular natural landmarks in the Washington DC me…
Carole
Carole
Both the Maryland and Virginia sides of the park are beautiful, with panoramic views of the Potomac River and great walking/hiking trails. W…
2. Ben's Chili Bowl
2. Ben's Chili Bowl
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52 local reviews
1213 U Street Northwest, Washington
Open now
+1 202-667-0058
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Rob
Ben's Chili Bowl is a landmark restaurant in Washington, D.C. Known locally for its chili dogs, half-smokes, a…
michelle
Late night hot dogs/burgers dive, a historical DC Landmark, the president even comes here!
Ruth
Ben's Chili Bowl is a DC landmark. Try a chili half-smoke and chili cheese fries. They are Bill Cosby's favori…
2. Ben's Chili Bowl
2. Ben's Chili Bowl
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52 local reviews
1213 U Street Northwest, Washington
Open now
+1 202-667-0058
Rob
Rob
Ben's Chili Bowl is a landmark restaurant in Washington, D.C. Known locally for its chili dogs, half-smokes, and milkshakes, it has been an …
michelle
michelle
Late night hot dogs/burgers dive, a historical DC Landmark, the president even comes here!
Ruth
Ruth
Ben's Chili Bowl is a DC landmark. Try a chili half-smoke and chili cheese fries. They are Bill Cosby's favorite. After bar close the line c…
3. Washington Monument
3. Washington Monument
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67 local reviews
2 15th Street Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-426-6841
Point of interestEstablishment
michelle
Unique Landmark, take a ride to the top and see DC!
Vacation Generation
Landmark obelisk rising from the National Mall that honors America's first president
Heather
Can't miss it!
3. Washington Monument
3. Washington Monument
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67 local reviews
2 15th Street Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-426-6841
michelle
michelle
Unique Landmark, take a ride to the top and see DC!
Vacation Generation
Vacation Generation
Landmark obelisk rising from the National Mall that honors America's first president
Heather
Heather
Can't miss it!
4. Howard Theatre
4. Howard Theatre
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37 local reviews
620 T Street Northwest, Washington
+1 202-803-2899
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Rebecca & Jason
Howard Theatre is a historical landmark that is walkable from our house. I'd check out the lineup for shows wh…
Veronica
The Howard Theatre has been a landmark of the Shaw neighborhood for over 100 years, originally opening in 1910…
Helen & Journey
Historic theater features a range of live entertainment including Sunday "Gospel Brunch". Full-scale restauran…
4. Howard Theatre
4. Howard Theatre
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37 local reviews
620 T Street Northwest, Washington
+1 202-803-2899
Rebecca & Jason
Rebecca & Jason
Howard Theatre is a historical landmark that is walkable from our house. I'd check out the lineup for shows when you're in town.
Veronica
Veronica
The Howard Theatre has been a landmark of the Shaw neighborhood for over 100 years, originally opening in 1910, and enjoying its third and m…
Helen & Journey
Helen & Journey
Historic theater features a range of live entertainment including Sunday "Gospel Brunch". Full-scale restaurant and bar serving food and dri…
5. National Mall
5. National Mall
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147 local reviews
National Mall, Washington
ParkEstablishment
Christina
Between the Washington Monument and the US Capitol is a stretch of streets, long grassy stretches and walkways…
Ashland and Kathy
The National Mall is the focal point for tourist visiting D.C. It is surrounded by all of Washington's famous …
Elizabeth
The tree-lined open space between Constitution and Independence Avenues extends from the Washington Monument …
5. National Mall
5. National Mall
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147 local reviews
National Mall, Washington
Christina
Christina
Between the Washington Monument and the US Capitol is a stretch of streets, long grassy stretches and walkways, monuments, museums and histo…
Ashland and Kathy
Ashland and Kathy
The National Mall is the focal point for tourist visiting D.C. It is surrounded by all of Washington's famous landmarks and museums.
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
The tree-lined open space between Constitution and Independence Avenues extends from the Washington Monument to the U.S. Capitol Building. …
6. Atlas Performing Arts Center
6. Atlas Performing Arts Center
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29 local reviews
1333 H Street Northeast, Washington
+1 202-399-7993
Point of interestEstablishment
Krystina
One of the older landmarks in the H Street neighborhood, The Atlas Performing Arts Center is a multi-performan…
Emily & Patrick
Historical landmark that puts on productions, hosts visiting acts, and opens its doors to a wide variety of da…
Tony
A premier arts venue with live theater and dance performances and classes daily.
6. Atlas Performing Arts Center
6. Atlas Performing Arts Center
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29 local reviews
1333 H Street Northeast, Washington
+1 202-399-7993
Krystina
Krystina
One of the older landmarks in the H Street neighborhood, The Atlas Performing Arts Center is a multi-performance art space. Live music, danc…
Emily & Patrick
Emily & Patrick
Historical landmark that puts on productions, hosts visiting acts, and opens its doors to a wide variety of dance classes open to the public
Tony
Tony
A premier arts venue with live theater and dance performances and classes daily.
7. Mussel Bar & Grille
7. Mussel Bar & Grille
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6 local reviews
800 North Glebe Road, Arlington
Closed now
+1 703-841-2337
BarRestaurantFood
James
Seafood. Belgian. This is really a good restaurant. No, it's not cheap but worth a visit (and really close). …
Thao
Seafood. Belgian. This is really a good restaurant. No, it's not cheap but worth a visit (and really close). I…
Ivan
Relatively new Raw Bar. One of many bars and restaurants in the area.
7. Mussel Bar & Grille
7. Mussel Bar & Grille
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6 local reviews
800 North Glebe Road, Arlington
Closed now
+1 703-841-2337
James
James
Seafood. Belgian. This is really a good restaurant. No, it's not cheap but worth a visit (and really close). It's in a building that kept …
Thao
Thao
Seafood. Belgian. This is really a good restaurant. No, it's not cheap but worth a visit (and really close). It's in a building that kept th…
Ivan
Ivan
Relatively new Raw Bar. One of many bars and restaurants in the area.
8. Ben's Chili Bowl
8. Ben's Chili Bowl
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17 local reviews
1001 H Street Northeast, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-733-1895
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
(Emily) Rae
A landmark eatery serving chili, sandwiches, half smokes, and burgers.
Aysha
Historic DC landmark now just a few blocks away on H St.! Prepare for burgers, fries, shakes and their signatu…
Shauna
New location of the landmark DC restaurant. This H Street spot also has a nice rooftop for cocktails and the …
8. Ben's Chili Bowl
8. Ben's Chili Bowl
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17 local reviews
1001 H Street Northeast, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-733-1895
(Emily) Rae
(Emily) Rae
A landmark eatery serving chili, sandwiches, half smokes, and burgers.
Aysha
Aysha
Historic DC landmark now just a few blocks away on H St.! Prepare for burgers, fries, shakes and their signature Chili*
Shauna
Shauna
New location of the landmark DC restaurant. This H Street spot also has a nice rooftop for cocktails and the like. Get a half-smoke!
9. Atlantic Plumbing Cinema
9. Atlantic Plumbing Cinema
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35 local reviews
Movie theaterPoint of interestEstablishment
Sergey and Jenia
From Thrillist: Fancy a Scotch with your cinematic experience? Order the “Nothing Comes from Nothing” with Mon…
Penny
Brand new Landmark Theaters (independent, foreign, artsy, smart movie types) in the edgy and bustling Shaw nei…
Jennifer
From Thrillist: Fancy a Scotch with your cinematic experience? Order the “Nothing Comes from Nothing” with Mo…
9. Atlantic Plumbing Cinema
9. Atlantic Plumbing Cinema
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35 local reviews
Sergey and Jenia
Sergey and Jenia
From Thrillist: Fancy a Scotch with your cinematic experience? Order the “Nothing Comes from Nothing” with Monkey Shoulder, Ardbeg, ginger-s…
Penny
Penny
Brand new Landmark Theaters (independent, foreign, artsy, smart movie types) in the edgy and bustling Shaw neighborhood. About 15 minutes wa…
Jennifer
Jennifer
From Thrillist: Fancy a Scotch with your cinematic experience? Order the “Nothing Comes from Nothing” with Monkey Shoulder, Ardbeg, ginger-…