Arlington National Cemetery

Take the shuttle tour and catch some breathtaking views of Washington while remembering our nation's soldiers.
Arlington National Cemetery

Why you might roll your eyes:

Making a tourist outing out of a visit to a place where actual families are mourning actual loved ones can seem a bit like gawking—especially if you happen across a funeral.

Why you’ll love it:

From the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to the solemn burial services, the cemetery’s pomp and precision are tributes to those who served. If you haven’t visited in a while, pay for the shuttle tour—as of January, it has expanded from three to as many as nine stops. Hop off at Arlington House or the John F. Kennedy gravesite and you can gaze out over the capital of a nation that those buried here fought to protect. 877-907-8585.

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