P.O.V. Rooftop Lounge and Terrace is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

1. P.O.V. Rooftop Lounge and Terrace

8.4
515 15th St NW (at W Hotel), Washington, D.C.
Lounge · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 162 tips and reviews

Bunny M.Bunny Mesmer: Pricey Brunch, but, all u can drink Bellini or bloodies if your in the mood :) views of DC are the best in the neighborhood

NightSceneNightScene: best rooftop view in the district. this venue is about as "LA Scene" as it gets, reserving table space is the best approach. dont forget the lobby, its underrated! and it's just as nice

Matt D.Matt Dicker: Everyone mentions the view of the White House (which is great), but the view of the rest of the city is even better. Bring your camera with panoramic feature.

W Washington D.C. is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

2. W Washington D.C.

8.7
515 15th St NW (btwn E & F St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 100 tips and reviews

Angela M.Angela McClendon Johnson: Check out the Rooftop Bar. Amazing view of the skyline and White House. Drink selection is OK, but the atmosphere is chic and mucho swank-a-licious! Business types of all kinds come here to unwind!

Andrew W.Andrew Wanjohi: Love the view and the bar scene is amazing over looking the whitehouse

Taste and See ™.Taste and See ™: Great bar in the lobby, wonderful rooms and a sweet view of the skyline from the rooftop bar. Always feels super swanky in here. Read more.

Lincoln Memorial is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

3. Lincoln Memorial

9.6
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 425 tips and reviews

Kara K.Kara Kennedy: Wonderful view of the Washington Monument and Capitol.

CJ W.CJ Wallington: Walk around the monument at night for some unique, beautiful views.

Lisa H.Lisa Haghverdi: The little gift shop and cafe has pretty decent sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks and you can sit outside, relax and enjoy the view.

Georgetown Waterfront Park is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

4. Georgetown Waterfront Park

9.6
33rd St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Park · Georgetown · 76 tips and reviews

Abhinav N.Abhinav Naz: Come here for sunset. You get a beautiful view of the Rosslyn skyline and key bridge

Paige C.Paige C: Beautiful to walk around, bring your dog! Great sunset views and lots of restaurant options!

Carmen Y.Carmen Yépiz: Great for taking walks, running or biking. Beautiful views and peaceful.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

5. Thomas Jefferson Memorial

9.5
16 E Basin Dr SW (at Ohio Dr SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 133 tips and reviews

Joseph H.Joseph Herring: If you look at the back, you can get a beautiful view of Tidal Basin and the Washington Memorial.

Kelly W.Kelly Wong: Great monument with a spectacular view. Take a few moments to sit on the marble steps.

cansu u.cansu ugurlu: Amazing view. Unfortunately didn't had chance to visit during cherry blossoms

Washington Monument is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

6. Washington Monument

9.6
2 15th St NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 325 tips and reviews

devondevon: best when viewed in evening.

Joe C.Joe Cruz: Go on a clear day. The views from just about every vantage point are amazing. Try to stay close to the elevator doors on the descent as you will get a good view of many of the memorial plaques inside.

Emmanuel G.Emmanuel Galvan: The view from the top is A MUST ! Totally worth waking up early in the morning. Best view of Washington you'll ever get.

The Hay-Adams is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

7. The Hay-Adams

9.3
800 16th Street NW (btwn H & I St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 38 tips and reviews

Jeffrey S.Jeffrey S: Amazing view from "top of the hay"

Eros A.Eros Andeliz: This hotel is old world but so beautiful and stunning. Not only the history but the present make this one of the top hotels in the us. Amazing view of the White House...

Paulette O.Paulette Osborne: Fabulous venue. The views, of course, are the best. The food was great too.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

8. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

9.6
2700 F St NW (at New Hampshire Ave.), Washington, D.C.
Performing Arts Venue · Northwest Washington · 163 tips and reviews

Maddie G.Maddie Grant: Go up to the rooftop and check out the fab view.

ToneTone: Excellent free scenic views of the city and the river. Free wifi in the cafe upstairs. Great place to see cultural performances.

The Ritz-CarltonThe Ritz-Carlton: Don't miss the daily performances at 6pm on Millennium Stage. Afterwards, enjoy stunning views of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Memorial Bridge & Air Force Memorial from the terrace.

Tidal Basin is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

9. Tidal Basin

9.4
W Basin Dr SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Lake · Southwest Washington · 64 tips and reviews

ShayShay: Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful view.

The Ritz-CarltonThe Ritz-Carlton: Cherry Blossom season attracts many visitors to Washington DC. For a picture perfect view of the trees, stand across from the Jefferson Memorial, near the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Ellen S.Ellen S. P.: Get great views of the Washington, Jefferson, and Martin Luther King Memorials. Safe to walk around at night.

National Mall is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

10. National Mall

9.6
Constitution & Independence Ave (btwn 1st & 17th St), Washington, D.C.
Park · Southwest Washington · 265 tips and reviews

OngAndrew 翁.OngAndrew 翁: Great and beautiful view indeed

Mandar S.Mandar Shidhore: Excellent views around, specially if one is ready to walk his/her feet off. Worth a experience.

Jack F.Jack Fonseca: Beautiful paths and views. Food trucks galore too.

Newseum is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

11. Newseum

9.4
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 294 tips and reviews

Shan L.Shan Lu: Worth the money, great view from 6th floor.

Caryl L.Caryl Lyons: The view from the 6th floor is amazing. Make sure you watch the 9-11 movie next to the antenna - it is very moving.

Richard R.Richard Revilla: One of the best museums in DC. Fun, interactive and amazing views. Admission fee is worth yet plan on 3hrs till a full day. Ticket is good for the next day also.

Sequoia is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

12. Sequoia

7.6
3000 K St NW (at 30th St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Georgetown · 123 tips and reviews

Corrie D.Corrie Davidson: New chef, new menu - go in winter, enjoy the views & beautiful interior, and order the Tuna TarTar Trio and glazed duck.

JohnJohn: Awesome outdoor bar with a beautiful view to the Georgetown Waterfront. A must for all visiting or living in DC. Make sure to get the ice bucket of Coronas in the Summer

Denis S.Denis Sosnovtsev: Sit on the patio with great views of the Potomac, Arlington, and the Kennedy Center. Heat lamps and reggae. Solid.

9:30 Club is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

13. 9:30 Club

9.3
815 V St NW (at 9th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Music Venue · U-Street · 210 tips and reviews

Helena N.Helena Nacinovic: Great sound for a smaller club, great view of the bands. Nice options for food, but real bizarre to leave your credit card to open a tab at the bar. Nice beer selection, don't go for budweiser.

Lauren R.Lauren Rossetto: Just saw the Bosstones show here last night and was very impressed with the place. The view from the balcony was top notch, one of the best music venues I've ever been to!

Pearl A.Pearl A: Get there early to get a good seat on the 2nd floor balcony! Such a great view for concerts!

DNV Rooftop Lounge is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

14. DNV Rooftop Lounge

7.5
1155 14th St NW, Washington, D.C.
Hotel Bar · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 33 tips and reviews

Universal E.Universal Em: Hands down the best rooftop view in the city, you will find religion. No literally, the National City Christian Church is steps away and looks amazing from up top.

Kirt F.Kirt Floyd: GREAT VIEW AT SUNSET. THE SWIMMING POOL IS THE BEST ADDED TOUCH>

#leiawarren#leiawarren: Love the view and the atmosphere on rooftop!

The White House is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Washington.

15. The White House

9.2
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Government Building · Northwest Washington · 481 tips and reviews

Tammy G.Tammy Gordon: My faves: the kitchen garden, West Wing, Sasha & Malia's swingset & the view of the monuments.

Iulia O.Iulia Oprea: That's the best place to see in Washington. The view is amazing and the gardens are beautiful.

Peter d.Peter den Hartog: Better view from the front, nice park around it