Washington, DC

View from The Kennedy Center rooftop terrace

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the busiest arts center in the United States. When you walk inside, the grandness and history of The Center hits you.

The Center hosts concerts, dance performances, plays, festivals and other events. Yet, the best part of The Kennedy Center is free, the rooftop terrace.

The terrace wraps around the entire building, providing incredible views of Washington, DC. To the southeast is the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. To the north, you get a view of the Watergate Complex, Washington Harbor and Georgetown. Stretching across the Potomac River is the Francis Scott Key Bridge and the skyline of Rosslyn, Virginia.

Take a look at the Rooftop Terrace

Recently, I visited The Kennedy Center to see a performance of the New York City Ballet. Afterwards, I headed up to the Rooftop Terrace with my camera to capture some of the magnificent view.


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  1. Ketki

    July 22, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Stunning views. Everything looks perfect with clear blue skies.

  2. TravellingDany

    July 22, 2017 at 4:20 am

    I don’t know if we’ll make it to Washington on our next trip to the East Coast but I’ll definitely go to the Kennedy Center if we’ll manage!

  3. Milana's Travels

    July 22, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I’ve been to DC but should have really looked for a place where you can see a great view of the city! This looks like the perfect spot to get shots with the city in the background. Thanks for sharing!

  4. kjaroundtheworld

    July 22, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I’ve been to D.C. but never went to the Kennedy Center. I’m sure my children would love to visit.

  5. Bee

    July 23, 2017 at 1:13 am

    another interesting tip on visiting DC! I love how the rooftop is available to the public Great views. Thanks for this tip

  6. Indrani

    July 23, 2017 at 3:03 am

    I like your passion to conquer cities with your lens!
    Great cncept. Loved seeing these views. Haven’t been there yet, but hopefully some day…

  7. Carolina Colborn

    July 23, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Thanks for giving me a peek at those views! I may never get to see something at the Kennedy Center!

  8. Lyf&Spice

    July 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Oh boy, that indeed is such a magnificent view. You have captured it so well. I need to learn some photography from you. 🙂 Cheers!!

  9. Laura

    July 23, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Had no idea it was free to go up to the roof !! Great photos, they are some views ?

  10. Only By Land

    July 23, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    The view from the Kennedy Center rooftop terrace is fantastic. I love photography so I must check out this location when I visit Washington DC. The Washington Monument is an iconic building.

  11. Kevin Wagar

    July 23, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Great peak at the views from this impressive place! Looks lovely

  12. Ticking the Bucketlist

    July 25, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Stunning views…the blue skies make me feel so dreamy. The place looks quite…perfect to stand and reflect. I will def visit the building when I visit NY next.

  13. Parnashree Devi

    July 27, 2017 at 9:25 am

    The view is absolutely stunning. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a great place for artists and creative souls. I loved the photos.

  14. Karen Akpan

    July 31, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    I loved all the photos you captured. Just like you I love scenery photos and jump at every thought lol. I had tickets once to the John F. Kennedy center but didn’t make it and this is a great reminder that I need to.

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