I've never been to the White House but if I did, I would leave because I'd rather go to the Smithsonian museum. I'm not too interested in touring the White House for reasons I can't really explain. I'm just not interested in visiting a big white house with a bunch of rooms. Maybe I'll tour it if there's a virtual reality tour online somewhere. Also I've never really been a fan of D.C. It really isn't my type of city that I really enjoy. I really enjoy Los Angeles though. That city is fantastic and I definitely recommend going there. The city is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers which is the best team in the universe and is better than the Washington Nationals which is in DC.
Never have been there. I HEAR THAT IT'S RUN BY A SLUM LORD. WHO THINKS REMOVING KIDS FROM THEIR PARENTS, IS MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. The FIRST LADY PUT ON AN BEAUTIFUL DOG AND PONY SHOW THIS MORNING. IF SHE VISITED THE PLACE WHERE THEY HAVE LOCKED UP THE BABIES, IT WOULD SHOWN THAT SHE REALLY CARES. HOW IS THIS MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN?????? TWO THUMBS DOWN.
While the hype for visiting the White House exists, I didn't feel much of it even when being at the grounds. If you've been walking around the capital for even a little while, the White House looks like any other building in the area. While some may say that scheduling a tour definitely adds to the experience, so much of the interior is blocked off from visitors, which is to be expected. However, what's on display really doesn't seem all that interesting. If you're into American history, then I can only recommend a tour.
The White House was not worth it. In the tour I took, visitors were only allowed to see the first level of the White House, which is just the historical rooms. There is nothing interesting about them, and you can't go in them anyways. There were no guided tours, so all you learn is the short blurbs on the plaques blocking the entrance into the room. However, the grounds and the lawn was absolutely gorgeous and highly recommend seeing that. Also, I've heard of other tours that can be specially requested from a congressman or from an embassy for international visitors and seen very positive reviews on these tours, so I would recommend these tours if you want to see the White House.
It was worth it to see the Iconic White House at least once in your life time. I visited in the late evening and was still able to take some amazing photos. I didn't schedule a tour but plan to on my next return. Also, from what I gathered online and from Secret Service on duty it is a lengthy wait to schedule a tour, so do it in advance for sure. There are many more iconic landmarks in walking distance to the White House as well. When making a trip to D.C. and the White House, I would recommend it be best planned for either a weekend or week to get plenty of time to see the sights during both day and night.