The rooftop terrace of the Kennedy Center offers stunning views of the Potomac River, Georgetown, and across into Virginia. Go during sunset, grab a cocktail, and gaze at the picturesque views while walking along the wraparound terrace.
Roof Terrace Restaurant – 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC, +1 (202) 416-8555
The 6th floor balcony terrace of the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue gives you some of the best views of the Capitol from up high, and a bird’s eye view of historic Pennsylvania Avenue. It costs $20 to visiting the Newseum, but both the museum itself and the prime picture taking spot make it fully worthwhile.
Newseum – 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, +1 (202) 292-6100
The glowing Capital Wheel at the National Harbor offers a whimsical view of the city and Alexandria across the water. Whether you are riding 180 feet above the waterfront or just catching a glimpse of it, the Capital Wheel offers one of the most unique views around. It’s best enjoyed at sunset. For a full experience, choose the VIP gondola with a glass bottom.
Capital Wheel – 116 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD, +1 (301) 842-8650