The Georgetown District, known for its shopping, is just 5 minutes' walk from Residence Joud, while the White House is 20 minutes' walk away. Both George Washington University and Georgetown University are within 1.5 km. close
The Washington Harbour
Washington Harbour offers spectacular views of the Potomac River. Visitors can see the Kennedy Center, Washington Monument, Roosevelt Island, and the Key Bridge, while dining at a Georgetown waterfront restaurant. This historic Georgetown location features luxury condominiums, office space, a public boardwalk and waterfront restaurants that offer seasonal outdoor dining and Sunday brunch. In addition to the following restaurants, there is a Starbucks and a few casual dining options.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, modeled after the Pantheon of Rome, is America's foremost memorial to our third president. As an original adaptation of Neoclassical architecture, it is a key landmark in the monumental core of Washington, DC The circular, colonnaded structure in the classic style was introduced to this country by Thomas Jefferson. Architect John Russell Pope used Jefferson's own architectural tastes in the design of the Memorial.
United States Botanic Gardens
Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems.More than 200 years ago, George Washington had a vision for the capital city of the United States that included a botanic garden that would demonstrate and promote the importance of plants to the young nation. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1820, the U.S. Botanic Garden is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. Since 1934, it has been administered through the Architect of the Capitol.- See more at:
The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first American president. Standing almost due east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial, the monument, made of marble,granite, and bluestone gneiss, is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk, standing 554 feet 7 11⁄32 inches (169.046 m) tall. It is the tallest monumental column in the world if all are measured above their pedestrian entrances, but two are taller when measured above ground, although the latter are neither all stone nor true obelisks.
Smithsonian National Zoological Zoo
The National Zoological Park is a part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian includes 18 museums and galleries, as well as the National Zoo.
The words 'National Zoo' represent a large, complex, and diverse organization with a multifaceted mission: demonstrate leadership in animal care, science, education, and sustainability.