Attractions

Attractions: American, iconic, unforgettable – these are DC’s attractions.

7 Things to Do in Woodley Park

Originally developed as streetcar suburbs or summertime escape from DC’s legendary heat, Woodley Park stars historic appeal, leafy attractions like the National Zoo and a host of cool restaurants and bars.

Smithsonian National Zoo entrance with flowers
Visiting the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Quick Note: The Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery’s sister museum, is closed for renovation and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around town. The vibrant and colorful world of Asian art is all around at the Arthur M...

The Freer & Sackler Galleries - Washington, DC
12 Ways Washington, DC Has Gotten Cooler Since the Last Presidential Inauguration

Ah, 2013. The year that Robin Thicke and Pharrell's Blurred Lines topped the charts, "selfie" and "twerk" were added to the dictionary and 3-D printers went viral, among many, many other things. A lot has happened in the world since then, and the same goes for the District of Columbia. If you were...

2013 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama - Washington, DC
20 Budget Friendly Date Ideas in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is quite the place to have a date night or romantic getaway. From its renowned dining scene to its majestic monuments, memorials and museums to its world-class hotels , Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in an excursion, including a wealth of experiences...

Budget Friendly Date Ideas in Washington, DC
Revel in Nature at Rock Creek Park

All about Rock Creek Park Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Park – which is made up of 2,100 acres of National Park land from northwest DC into Maryland – is a popular retreat for the city’s outdoor enthusiasts. With lush greenery, miles of trails and picnic areas, a nature center, golf course, horse...

Rock Creek Park
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Best of Town

One surprising and pleasant discovery you’ll make when visiting Washington, DC - many events, museums and attractions are free. Here are a free activities that await on your trip to the nation’s capital.

Smithsonian Castle
FAQ: How Do I Visit the U.S. Capitol?

Touring the United States Capitol Building The U.S. Capitol Building is the center of American democracy. The world-famous domed building is home to the House and Senate and it’s where America’s congressmen and congresswomen conduct business, debate laws and pass bills on behalf of the American...

family in front of capitol building
FAQ: Which Attractions Require Tickets?

Many of Washington, DC's major attractions are open to the public and do not require tickets, including the Smithsonian museums , the Smithsonian National Zoo , the National Gallery of Art , and the national monuments and memorials. You can buy tickets for some of Washington, DC's most popular...

13 Can’t-Miss Presidential Dining Experiences in Washington, DC

White House invites are tough to come by, so why not get presidential at some of DC’s finest dining establishments? Even First Families have been known to get out on the town and enjoy meals at these acclaimed restaurants.

Restaurant Nora - First certified organic restaurant in the United States - Washington, DC
13 Theaters to See a Show in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a theater town. With theaters big (think the Kennedy Center) and intimate (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), a range of performances are offered up for every taste.

Warner Theatre Washington DC