Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

Capital Comment Blog > Museums

Washington Named Top Museum Destination

An online travel adviser lists the top ten cities for museums—and our city ranked number one

Washington was named the number one museum destination in the world. We have to admit, the National Air and Space Museum is pretty neat. Photo by Flickr user pvsbond.

The travel site Cheap Flights released a listing of the world's best museum destinations. At the very top of the list is Washington, Reuters reports. The reason for the ranking is our plethora of museums:"If you're interested in history, architecture, art, religion, aerospace, or even wax, Washington D.C. has a museum—or 12—that will pique your interest. The 19 Smithsonian museums, including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum, may appear to eclipse other institutions in the mid-Atlantic city, but other niche museums do just fine holding their own."

Washington managed to beat out Cairo, Barcelona, New York, Vatican City, Paris, Toronto, Berlin, London, and Vienna, in that order. Take that, Louvre. Hopefully this list will help cut down on the number of times tourists ask, "How do I get to the Smithsonian?"

Subscribe to Washingtonian
Follow Washingtonian on Twitter

More>> Capital Comment Blog | News & Politics | Party Photos 

Read Next

Washington Area Gears Up for National Night Out

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

The Summer Drinking Semifinals: Denizens Brewing Co. vs. Jack Rose

10 Offbeat Date Ideas in Washington

6 Great Swimming Holes Near Washington, DC

The Summer Drinking Finals: POV Lounge vs. Jack Rose

15 Great Places to Eat at Rehoboth Beach

Donald Trump Sues José Andrés Over Old Post Office Hotel Restaurant

How to Quit Your Government Job and Start a Small Business

The 15-Step, Absolutely Perfect Burger

8 Summer Restaurant Specials to Try Now