travelgrove Travel Tips

The Smithsonian, Washington, District Of Columbia

  • Sightseeing travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: 0.9mi
jorsolya85's pictureby jorsolya85 Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 29th of January, 2010
The Smithsonian Institution and its museums are not to be missed while visiting Washington. The most preferred ones are the Museum of Air and Space and Natural History. For detailed information, go to 'The Castle', a red building on the National Mall.

1000 Jefferson Dr., SW, Washington, D.C.


Opening Hours:
Most museums from 10.00AM-5.30PM

How to get there:
metro-easy to use; taxi-not expensive

Smithsonian MuseumsThe best place for lunch in Washington, DC

Recent travel tips for Washington

  • Smithsonian Museums
    Smithsonian Museums have the largest collection in the world of different areas of culture. 13 out of the 18 Smithsonian Museums are in Washington. Each of them has very wide and interesting collections from the area they deal with. My [...]
    D: 0.8mi10
  • Lincoln Memorial in Washington
    The huge 19-foot tall white marble statue of Abraham Lincoln is a must-see sight in Washington. Whether you are a visitor or a local this place is perfect for meditation, relaxation or recap on history. It symbolizes freedom and the unity [...]
    D: 1.7mi00
  • Union Station
    I've seen the train station before its restoration and well, it looked shabby and time-worn with chunks falling down from its gables. Now, however the whole building looks amazing. There are shops and restaurants everywhere, it looks a [...]
    D: 1mi00
  • Chocolate Tour Of Washington DC
    D.C. is a destination for decadent dessert boutiques and chocolatiers, and you can put that statement to the (taste) test with today's deal from Great Food Tours. The Chocolate City Tour is the most sought after tour in Washington, D.C. Our [...]
    D: 0.8mi00
  • 9:30 Club in Washington
    For a lively, fun night out 9:30 Club is the place to be. They provide great music with in a variety of styles. The main advantage of the club is that it is quite close to the metro so you can stay and dance all night long and however [...]
    D: 1.1mi00

Things about Washington you may be interested in



Washington History

A society in which large manors housed wealthy and hospitable Lords and Ladies was sure to bring a delightful social life to the area.  There were many social calls, dinner parties, and men’s sporting events, such as horse racing and fencing.  Of course, the wealthy upper-class were not the only settlers in the area.  There were many small farmers working the less-fertile land plots and [...]

More travel tips you might be interested in

Copenhagen, Denmark
Tivoli Garden is the oldest of the amusement parks in the world, they say that Walt Disney got his idea of Disneyland from here. It is situated in...
General: Tivoli Gardens

Hvidovre, Denmark
It's a suburb to Copenhagen. Approx. 30 km from the capital.
General: Greve kommune


Venice, Italy
For a more Venetian experience, a gondola ride should not be missed, even if it might be a little expensive for you taste. Depending on the season...
Sightseeing: Gondola Ride in Venice

Rotterdam, Netherlands
The 19 windmills of Kinderdijk are world heritage sites since 1997.This wonderful group of buildings is a reminder of the more than 10,000...
General: The 19 windmills of Kinderdijk


Covasna, Romania
Because really close to Covasna there is an ice cream factory, they opened a store in the center with a really tasty ice cream. But not only that....
Food: Tasty ice cream

Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska is famous for its sea resorts and high mountains, mostly glaciers. Traveling down to Whittier from Anchorage either by train, motor-coach or...
Sightseeing: Prince William Sound


Tulsa, Oklahoma
We went on our hotel's recommendation to the Wild Fork in Utica Square to eat one night. We didn't have a reservation, but being in the...
Food: Wild Fork

Wahweap, Arizona
Lake Powell is one of the best places you can visit if you're looking for some outdoors activities. To me a lake in the desert is simply amazing...
Outdoors Activities: Renting a Boat at Lake Powell


Sa Pa, Vietnam
When you plan your holiday to Vietnam and further to one of the mesmerizing Indochina destinations such as Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar,...
Sightseeing: Cultural experience with ethnic minorities in Sapa

Durban, South Africa
Looking for a Durban, South Africa hotel for this weekend for this Friday and Saturday night? You will definitely get the most value and the best...
General: The Best Hotels in Durban For This Weekend

   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it