Living in Washington D.C. is an amazing experience. I try to never take for granted living in the U.S. capital, which isn’t hard to do when you’re passing by the most historical monuments in our country on a daily basis. I love that Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown is a short walk to The National Mall and I can get my history fix whenever I want. Taking a tour down The National Mall never gets old, I always end up exploring and finding something new and exciting. Journey with me as I take you on a tour of my favorite monuments of Washington, D.C..
A tour of the monuments is not complete without a visit to the Capitol Building. There are so many intriguing passageways around the historic building like the water well fountain behind the building, the spring garden of tulips in front, and the cascading steps leading into the building.
Insider Tip: The Capitol holds insider tours if you book in advance, you can visit their website or ask your Capella Washington, D.C. personal assistant to make your reservation.
The White House
There is nothing that can compare to the captivating view of The White House. It’s almost an overwhelming feeling when you think of all the influential leaders that have passed through these halls and of all the monumental decisions that have taken place inside. One of my greatest D.C. moments was being able to visit The White House during their 4th of July celebration and getting to see the President and his family up close and personal!
World War II Memorial
One of my favorite views is staring at the gorgeous water show at the WWII Memorial. I love that the memorial splits in half to show you the Pacific Coast states and the Atlantic Coast states. Visitors often look for their state ledge and gather around for a great photo-op.
Finally, you must visit the famous Lincoln Memorial. Whether I’m starting my morning with a jog down the infamous Lincoln steps, or daydreaming about life, there is something so magical about the Lincoln Memorial.
Insider Tip: There is a small café off to the side of the memorial where you can buy ice cream or refresh with an iced tea.
And one more Insider Tip: After a day of touring the city, retreat back to The Rye Bar and enjoy our signature Barrel-Aged Manhattan cocktails. Cheers!