P.O.V. Rooftop Lounge and Terrace is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets 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 · 159 tips and reviews

Andrew W.Andrew Wiseman: get lunch there! great view and the chicken sandwich is tasty and reasonably priced

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

Lincoln Memorial is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

2. Lincoln Memorial

9.6
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 408 tips and reviews

Shannon A.Shannon Atanas: This is gorgeous. The way the sunsets over the building is amazing. Very busy!!

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.

John C.John Cockerill: Great to watch the sunset and people watch. Make sure to grab a spot in the steps at least an hour before sunset. Sunrise is beautiful too.

Washington Monument is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

3. Washington Monument

9.6
100 Lenfant Plz SW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Northwest Washington · 313 tips and reviews

@mrfboyer@mrfboyer: Best pictures come at sunset from the WW2 monument

Holly S.Holly Spencer-Dunn: A stunning place to watch the sunset!

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.

W Washington D.C. is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

4. W Washington D.C.

8.8
515 15th St NW (btwn E & F St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 97 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!

Anthony D.Anthony Deos: Amazing views from the rooftop bar. Worth the elevator ride!

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

Georgetown Waterfront Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

5. Georgetown Waterfront Park

9.6
33rd St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Park · Georgetown · 68 tips and reviews

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

Hillary H.Hillary Hartley: Take a romantic stroll at sunset or under the full moon. Don't forget to walk under the fountain – or play in it on a hot summer day.

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

Thomas Jefferson Memorial is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

6. Thomas Jefferson Memorial

9.4
16 E Basin Dr SW (at Ohio Dr SW), Washington, D.C.
Memorial Site · Southwest Washington · 128 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.

Shane B.Shane Bianchini: Go early for a beautiful view at the Tidal Basin.

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

The Hay-Adams is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

7. The Hay-Adams

9.2
800 16th St NW (btwn H & I St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 37 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.

Tidal Basin is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

8. Tidal Basin

9.4
W Basin Dr SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Lake · Southwest Washington · 61 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.

Cantina Marina is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

9. Cantina Marina

8.8
600 Water St SW (at 6th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Bar · Southwest Washington · 76 tips and reviews

Wanda N.Wanda Ng Fontana: Great margaritas and awesome view! Love the fish tacos.

Katrina K.Katrina Kuhn: What a beautiful view of the water! I ordered the steak and chips with queso, and it was delicious! Our server was very friendly and attentive.

Liz A.Liz Askew: Friendly staff, gorgeous view, cold drinks and great food--what more old you want! Be sure to try the fish tacos!

DNV Rooftop Lounge is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

10. DNV Rooftop Lounge

8.0
in The Donovan House (1155 14th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel Bar · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 31 tips and reviews

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!

BROADSBROADS: With an amazing view of the city, perfect for sunbathing poolside while sipping on St. Germain cocktails, trust us when we say life is better on a rooftop, and Donovan House has one of the best!

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

11. 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 · 158 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.

National Mall is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

12. National Mall

9.6
National Mall (btwn Constitution Ave & Independence Ave), Washington, D.C.
Park · Northwest Washington · 257 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.

World War II Memorial is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

13. World War II Memorial

9.5
1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 145 tips and reviews

CozmikCozmik: Surreal backdrop for night shooters (challenging for the novice) and great perspective views on the Mall anytime of day.

Leonardo S.Leonardo Santos: Best view of the obelisk!

Amy W.Amy Wilson: Go see the memorial at sunset when it's all lit up and you can see the sun setting behind the Lincoln memorial. It's absolutely incredible!

Newseum is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

14. Newseum

9.5
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 282 tips and reviews

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

NatalyaNatalya: Great museum. Beautiful view of the city from the 6th floor. 4th floor is dedicated to 9-11 events and houses the antenna on the WTC tower.

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.

Hains Point is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Washington.

15. Hains Point

8.9
Ohio Drive SW (East Potomac Park), Washington, D.C.
Park · Southwest Washington · 18 tips and reviews

Montaign G.Montaign G.: Walk towards the tip and catch the planes take off & land across the river @ Reagan airport! Great view!

ValerieValerie: Great location to power walk, jog, bike, and/enjoy the view!

Cateyes G.Cateyes Gause: I have a new found apprec. of this place. Its BEAUTIFUL! The view & sights are great. It was so nice to see family's spending time together just chilling & many eating crabs & fishing.