Washington Monument, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
The Washington Monument is both the tallest stone structure and the tallest obelisk in the world. It is a hollow Egyptian style stone obelisk on the National Mall in Washington D.C. The monument is visited by tourists and offers the best views of Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland as one gets to the 500' level observation deck. Washington Monument was built to commemorate the first President and the once commander-in-chief of the continental army from the 13 colonies, George Washington. The number of visitors reached 1.1 million per year between 1979 and 1997 after which the restriction was placed.
Washington museum was ranked 4th as the top-rated tourist attraction in the area by Planetware. Along with other attractions many hotels were built around Washington D.C. Visitors can easily choose the best one to stay. Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC offers amenities like other top rated hotels but has baby-sitting, bicycle rental, and walking tours as its special features. A more luxurious accommodation to stay in is the Willard InterContinental Washington, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and often called as the "Residence of Presidents." While enjoying the fullest of these accommodations, the Pentagon, which is a National Historic Landmark is located just 3.4 miles away. The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. is also an interesting place to visit as it is the best-loved of all Washington’s memorial and has been the scene of many historic events. Visiting the memorial and other mall monuments is the favorite thing to do at night in Washington D.C.