32 of the Best Photo Spots in DC

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DC is more than just monuments and let’s be real, those are great photo spots too! I’ve spent so much time exploring the District (I’ve got tons of posts about DC if you want to know more) and I finally feel like I’m ready to share my favorite photo spots. I’ve had 4 1/2 years to perfect this list and I’m excited to share 32 of the best photo spots in DC with you.

PS for exact locations click on the Instagram post! They’re all linked directly to spots on the list! Happy snapping!

1. Union Market

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2. National Mall

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3. Capitol Hill (the actual hill on the side!) 

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4. Logan Circle

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5. Blagden Alley

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6. Smithsonian American Art Museum (Modern Art Wing)

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7. Portrait Gallery Atrium

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8. Luce Foundation Center

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9. Lincoln Memorial Reflection Pool

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10. Martin Luther King Memorial

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11. Tidal Basin

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12. National Arboretum

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12. Hirshhorn Museum

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13. Union Station

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14. The Wharf

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15. Meridian Hill Park

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16. Georgetown Neighborhood

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17. Crumbs and Whiskers

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18. Watermelon House (Logan Circle area)

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19. Washington Wall (U Street)

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20. National Cathedral

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21. City Center

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22. Moxy Hotel

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23. Capitol Hill Books

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24. Eastern Market

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25. Renwick Gallery

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26. Ben’s Chili Bowl (U Street)

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27. Jefferson Memorial

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28. Katzen Art Gallery

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29. MGM National Harbor Lobby

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30. Moongate Garden at the Smithsonian Castle

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31. National Building Museum

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32. National Zoo

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Even if you’re just on a day trip to DC, these photo spots are worth it. If you decide to check out any of these spots let me know on Instagram! I would love to see people sharing more photos of DC.

Heading to DC and want to know some of the best rooftop spots? Join me on my AirBnB experience!