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The Instagrammers Guide To Washington, DC
One of our favorite things about traveling to new cities is finding the hidden (and not so hidden) gems that are just begging to be photographed and shared all over social media. Whether you’re visiting a new place, just moved to a new city or just want an excuse to get out and explore your town, we’re bringing you the most Instagram-worthy locations throughout the US. Since Washington, DC is where we call home, we thought we’d kick this series off with a roundup of our favorite photo-ops around our nation’s capital.
Embassy Row Hotel Angel Wings
Created as part of her Global Angel Wings Project, Colette Miller brought her street art to the Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle sometime around 2015. The wings can be found in cities throughout the world and tend to be some of the most popular street art in any given city that has been blessed with them!
The NoMa Neighborhood
NoMa has been going through a real transformation lately, and one of the most notable changes is the addition of colorful murals and street art everywhere you turn. Take the Metro to the NoMa/Gallaudet U station then embark on a scavenger hunt to see how many you can find.
Meridian Hill Park
Recently re-opened after a brief hiatus, the Renwick Gallery is a smaller museum across the street from the White House that has blowing up Instagram feeds everywhere. A handful of artists have transformed each room of the building into a work of art; entrance is free and photography is encouraged!
The National Mall
We know, we know…this one is super obvious. But to get the most Instagrammable bang for your buck, head to the National Mall to capture all of the greatest hits. Start out with a visit to the National Gallery of Art for a photo in the light tunnel to the East Building, then walk down the mall towards the Washington Monument, and finish the day off at the Lincoln Memorial for some photos with Abe himself, as well as some looking back towards the monument and reflecting pool. If you happen to be in DC during the Spring, head over to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial by way of the Tidal Basin and capture the beauty of the Cherry Blossoms in bloom
Pro tip: tour the monuments at night for a unique perspective!
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