June 21st, 2017 marks the summer solstice and we want you to enjoy the beautiful sunset as it sets on the longest day of the year. Whether you want to enjoy a drink with a view, find a quiet spot to soak in some rays or snap that perfect Instagram picture, we have you covered. We have put together a list of the best places to catch a Washington, DC sunset:
2 15th St., NW
Relax on the grounds of the Washington Monument and enjoy one of the most beautiful views Washington has to offer.
16 E Basin Dr., SW
A wonderful way to end the day by sitting on the steps and watching the sunset across the Tidal Basin
World War II Memorial
1750 Independence Ave., SW
Beautiful place to see the sunset as it is all lit up and the view of the sun setting behind the Lincoln Memorial is amazing
John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St., NW
Enjoy free performances at the Millennium Stage every day at 6pm then go up to the roof to watch the sunset – with beautiful views of the Potomac, Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument
DNV Rooftop Lounge – Donovan House
1155 14th St., NW
This urban refuge boasts remarkable views of DC, a rotating list of craft cocktails, and Asian street food from Zentan.
600 Water St., SW
Great food and margaritas on the water
Georgetown Waterfront Park
33rd & K Sts., NW
Amazing sunset with views of the Rosslyn Skyline and Key Bridge and lots of great restaurants nearby
515 15th St., NW
Rooftop bar with unbelievable views of the monuments, White House and the sunset.
Top of the Gate
2650 Virginia AVE NW
Rooftop bar with sweeping Potomac River, Georgetown, Roslyn, Kennedy Center views. Unparalleled sunset views. The line forms early so don’t wait for dusk to arrive!
These are some of the best known places to watch the sunset. What secret places do you know of that we should add to our list? Comment below and we’ll update our post!