Would you like to see Washington DC like you never have before? If so, make a plan to visit The View of DC. This observatory on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington is the only place where you can enjoy a full 360-degree view of the city.
The observatory is situated 400 feet off the ground, and spans a 12,000-square-foot space. The windows scale from the floor to the ceiling, allowing you to see DC in all its glory. You can take in fantastic views of all the major monuments, see Georgetown in a totally new way, and enjoy the verdant banks of the Potomac from high in the sky. Want to go even farther? Step out onto the open-air rooftop deck. There, you can see spectacular views of the Pentagon and other major landmarks.
The View of DC is open every day of the week, no matter the weather. Tickets cost $22 for adults, and $12 for children. Discounts are available for senior citizens, military personnel, and those who order online. Children under five years old get in free.