Georgetown University, Washington, DC
For those who don’t know, no, this isn’t a castle! Georgetown’s Healy Hall was built by Paul J. Pelz and John L. Smithmeyer, who designed the Library of Congress. The National Historic Landmark features both Gothic Revival and Romanesque details. If you’re visiting Washington, you should add this college to your must-see bucket list!
While at this breathtaking campus, pick up a kayak at the Key Bridge Boathouse and enjoy picturesque views of the DC and Virginia skylines. You can also cycle on the water with Potomac Paddle Club’s social, BYOB “cycle boat” experience or sit back and relax while the motor does its thing.
Also, since you’re already in the area, tour the gorgeous Tudor Place. This historic landmark has been in this city since 1816 and has been home to descendants of Martha Washington for six generations. Discover furnishings, household items, and fascinating Washington-related artifacts inside the elegant house. The five-plus acres worth of gardens on the estate make for a wondrous and scenic outdoor experience.