My Top Places to Visit in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. is one of my favorite cities. I really love the history, the food, and all of the accessible outdoor spaces that D.C. has to offer. I think it’s one place that everyone should visit at least once. If you’re planning a visit to D.C., here’s some of my favorite places that you should consider checking out.

World War II Memorial

While there are a ton of memorials in D.C., this one is my all-time favorite, especially at night. It is beautifully located right between the Washington Monument and the Reflecting Pool. There are fountains that flow April through November and the whole monument is lit up at night. It is wheelchair accessible and very serene. You can get there by Metro (which is wheelchair accessible!) and the Smithsonian stop is the closest! 

Ice Cream Jubilee

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I am a sucker for sweets and Ice Cream Jubilee gets me every time! This woman-owned business makes some of the best ice cream out there, with creative flavors like Thai Iced Tea, Passionfruit Guava Sorbet, Espresso Colada, coffee and doughnuts, and more! There are three locations throughout the D.C. area, and my favorite location is in Navy Yard. 

National Archives Museum

Washington, D.C. has many museums to choose from and lots of them are free, so it’s difficult to prioritize which ones to visit during a short trip, but the National Archives is always high on my list. I love historical documents and the National Archives has a ton of them! Not only are the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution at the National Archives, but they also have different exhibits each time I go, so I can learn about different periods of history! I have read letters to and from presidents, listened to historic phone calls and more! There’s so much to learn at the National Archives! 

About Stephanie Woodward: Stephanie is a brand ambassador advisor for Quantum Rehab® and works as a disability rights activist. She has received many awards for helping communities become more accessible, as well as for her actions in fighting for the rights of disabled individuals as it relates to Medicaid and other support services. Click here to learn more about Stephanie.

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