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District of Columbia destinations, parks and attractions

Are you going on a road trip to District of Columbia, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?

Here are some of the top destinations in District of Columbia and tips about visiting them

Top District of Columbia destinationsNight view of the exterior of the Jefferson Memorial.

  1. The National Mall - This is the heart of the monuments and buildings to see. Click here for a page dedicated to this area.
  2. Jefferson Memorial - sits on the bank of the Potomac River Tidal Basin. It' has a dome-shaped roof.
  3. The Pentagon -
  4. Arlington National Cemetery -
  5. Other parks in the District, see below.

National parks and monuments in District of Columbia

District of Columbia Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Hot and humid in the summer, cold with icy, slushy snows in the winter.

District of Columbia Camping tips

If you're not from District of Columbia, you may not realize that it would be INSANE to camp inside the District. Have you seen the news in your lifetime? DC has an extremely high crime rate. Forget camping outside in side DC. Camp outside the District and take the Metro or drive in. This is a dangerous city, and can even be dangerous right around the monuments. This isn't 1990. Beware rioters, protesters, crazies, druggies and just plain criminals. Don't worry about the bugs. Stay out of the city after dark.

Nearby, there are private campgrounds close to the District of Columbia. .