Visit the CEB Tower in Arlington, and make sure to remember your camera for these awe-inspiring views!

Washington, D.C., is known for its lack of skyscrapers. While this provides unobstructed views of the beautiful Washington Monument, it makes it difficult to get sweeping views of the city. But the recently opened observation deck at the CEB Tower in Arlington, Virginia, gives you a chance to see Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia from all angles!

WHERE: CEB Tower, 1800 N. Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209
WHEN: Monday–Friday -- 10 a.m.–8 p.m. | Saturday–Sunday -- 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
COST: $22 a person (discounts for seniors, college students, and veterans). Buy tickets here!

In the past, visitors could climb to the top of the Washington Monument, but recently, the monument has been closed for elevator repairs and is unlikely to open any time soon. The National Park Service website says, "Despite the work on the Washington Monument elevator, we have not been able to find the causes of the issues. We have made the difficult decision not to reopen the Washington Monument until we can modernize the control systems. Updates to follow in a couple of weeks."

But now people in the DMV area can head over to Arlington at the newly opened observation deck at the CEB Tower. The 31-floor tower is now the tallest building in all of the Beltway!

Courtesy of The Business Journals

The tower is a great attraction that should be added to any D.C. itinerary. As the website says,

"Wander through our sleek 12,000-square-foot space, gaze out our floor-to-ceiling windows, and get a new perspective on the nation’s capital — from the old-world charm of Georgetown to the soaring Washington Monument to the emerald green banks of the Potomac. Go even higher and venture out onto our open-air terrace for a closer view of the Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery."

Courtesy of Yelp

In addition to 360-degree views, the tower has self-guided towers, interactive displays on D.C. history, and a cafe and bar! 

What do you think? Have you checked out the observation deck yet? Let us know in the comments below!

Here's one more place to get a decent view of D.C.: the Old Post Office Clock Tower!