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Great Views Locations

See a list of great views featured in the show Great Views - The WETA Guide. Find out where the view is located, and get information about visiting.

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Memorial Drive
Arlington, VA 22101

It was once the residence of Robert E. Lee and his family for thirty years. Standing in front of the Arlington House provides a fantastic view of the Arlington Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.

George Washington Masonic Memorial
101 Callahan Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22301

Discover views of Old Town Alexandria from the tower's observation deck of this memorial, which was built by the Freemasons of America to honor George Washington.

George Washington Memorial Parkway
Arlington, VA

Whether you're a local commuter or first-time visitor, you'll experience many picturesque views of the Potomac River, Georgetown and the Washington Monument along the GW Parkway and its many historic and recreational sites.

Georgetown/Key Bridge
Washington, DC

Arching over the Potomac River, the Key Bridge provides a picturesque link between Georgetown and Rosslyn, Virginia. This spot combines the natural beauty of the river with the energy of the city.

Gravelly Point
Arlington, VA

A favorite spot for couples and families, Gravelly Point offers distant views of the Washington skyline and close encounters with low-flying planes taking off and landing at Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Great Falls
9200 Old Dominion Dr.
McLean, VA 22101

At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The rush of water is a sight to behold for landlocked observers and brave kayakers alike.

Hotel Washington
15th and Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004

Dine at the Sky Terrace Restaurant, located on the rooftop of Hotel Washington, and discover breathtaking views of the city.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel
1330 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20024

The twin balconies in the Presidential suite of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel provide panoramic views of the historic landmarks throughout Washington.

Mount Vernon
200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy.
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Overlooking the Potomac, George Washington's estate has been restored to its 18th century appearance both inside and out. Visitors today see a beautiful view of the river which is very similar to the one that Washington himself enjoyed over two hundred years ago.

National Arboretum
3501 New York Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002

Explore the 446-acres of gardens at the National Arboretum in various ways -- by car, bus, bicycle, on foot, or tram. While you're there, be sure to check out one of Washington's notable landmarks, the National Capitol Columns.

Netherlands Carillon
Arlington, VA

Located on the Virginia shore of the Potomac River, the Netherlands Carillon offers one of the most spectacular--and musical--views of Washington's monumental core. During concerts on Saturday afternoons visitors are welcome to climb the 127 foot tower for a grand view of the city of Washington, Arlington National Cemetery and they Potomac river basin.

Nick's Riverside Grille
3050 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20007

Whether enjoying a meal in the dining room or on the outdoor terrace, you'll experience great views of the Potomac River, The Kennedy Center and the Washington Monument from the Georgetown waterfront.

Odyssey Cruise
600 Water St., SW
Washington, DC 20024

Cruise on the waters of the Potomac River and travel underneath historic bridges to experience sunset views of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial.

Old Post Office Pavillion Tower
1110 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20004

Standing tall at 315 feet, enjoy 360 degree views of Washington, DC from the tower's observation deck. The National Park Service offers free daily tours of the Clock Tower.

The Hay Adams
16th and H Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Rooms at The Hay Adams feature views of downtown Washington, including close-up views of The White House, Lafayette Square and St. John's Church.

The Kennedy Center Terrace
2700 F St., NW
Washington, DC 20037

After attending one of the 2,000 music, dance, or theater performances held annually at The Kennedy Center, take a stroll out on the East/West Terraces to enjoy nighttime views of the Potomac River, Georgetown and The Watergate Hotel.

The National Mall
Washington, DC

When the sun goes down, Washington's white marble monuments come alive, casting a beautiful glow across the National Mall.

The Watergate Hotel
2650 Virginia Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037

Located along the banks of the Potomac River, discover spectacular 270 degree sunset views.

The Willard Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004

Make a reservation at the Jenny Lind suite and experience a relaxing view of the Washington Monument through the bathroom's porthole window.

Theodore Roosevelt Island
Arlington, VA

Just one of many sites along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, take a relaxing moment to enjoy views of the Potomac River, Key Bridge, and Georgetown.

Washington Monument
Washington, DC

At 555 feet, the Washington Monument is the tallest building in Washington, DC. and provides a great vantage point from which to experience the vision of original city planner Pierre L'Enfant.

Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016

The second largest cathedral in the United States, the Washington National Cathedral's towers are over thirty stories high -- where one can enjoy 360 degree views of the city.