1. Tidal Basin
2. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
3. Jefferson Memorial
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
5. Independence Ave. SW
6. Bonus shots
Being local, I always try to head down on a weekday for a few hours. It’s still typically busy, but I’m usually able to get some good shots. I tend to get downtown around 10:30-11 a.m. (after morning rush I’ll hop a Metro) and stay for a few hours. However, I’ve also gotten downtown around 4 p.m. and stayed through until sunset.