American, iconic, unforgettable and monumental – these are Washington, DC’s attractions.

5 Days of Winter Activities in Washington, DC

Morning Arrive on Amtrak and start your holiday right away at Union Station . The historic building decks the halls in December with a 30-foot tree donated from the Embassy of Norway as well as a Norwegian Holiday Market. Plus, Union Station’s holiday model train display delights as the locomot...

@dccitygirl - Union Station Illuminated During the Holidays - Washington, DC
Explorer-In-Chief: Marvel at DC with These Presidential Experiences

As you know, the President of the United States lives in Washington, DC. Now that the obvious has been stated, you should also know that the nation’s capital has many ways to engage with presidential history. Of course, you can always tour the White House , but we’ve detailed other attractions to...

@brandonmkopp - Visitor at the Lincoln Memorial - Washington, DC
20 Women-Focused Places to Go in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital has been front and center to some of the most significant moments in women’s civil rights history. From the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession down America’s Main Street – Pennsylvania Avenue – to the 2017 Women’s March, Washington, DC continues to serve as a fitting backdrop for...

@jackie.bird - Women viewing art at the National Museum of Women in the Arts - Women-focused attractions in Washington, DC
5 Reasons to Attend a Washington Capitals Hockey Game

Attending a Washington Capitals game is a time-honored tradition in DC's Penn Quarter/Chinatown neighborhood . Thousands of fans flock to the Capital One Arena 41 times between October and April, rocking the red to root on the Caps. Check out our favorite reasons to attend a game, then pick out a...

Washington Capitals Hockey Game at Capital One Arena - Professional Sports in Washington, DC
17 Kid-Friendly Attractions & Hands-On Museums in Washington, DC

DC’s wealth of museums and attractions means there are always magical places where kids are transported from the ho-hum of touring to the “Wow!” of experiencing. Many of these sites feature interactive exhibits and entertainment to help capture the attention of even the littlest sightseer. Begin...

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Lobby
10 Things to See & Do On U Street

U Street was once truly the heart of black culture in Washington, DC, attracting locals and visitors for an unparalleled music and nightlife scene. The neighborhood has experienced a comeback in recent years, and is full of diverse attractions and dining options. Check out all there is to do in...

@amandaeisner - Washington, DC Skyline from U Street
6 Things to See & Do in National Harbor

Located on 300 acres along the Potomac River, National Harbor holds dozens of shops, eateries and hotels, plus a slew of water-focused entertainment. Read on for all that’s in store at this scenic riverside hub.

National Harbor - Maryland
8 Things to See & Do in Logan Circle

Though it’s named for a 19th-century traffic circle with a statue of a Civil War general (that’s a statue of John Logan and his horse in the center of it), Logan Circle ’s main drag is actually 14th Street NW . Here, and on surrounding blocks like P Street, you’ll find restaurants in red brick...

Diners at Ghibellina on 14th Street - Where to Eat in Washington, DC
Dog-Friendly DC: The Best Places to Bring Your Pets in Washington, DC

If you’ve brought your dog along for your trip to Washington, DC, have no fear: there are plenty of places that welcome and cater to canines. We’ve compiled a list of dog-friendly restaurants, hotels, scenic parks and shops that will be perfect for your pup. Places to Eat and Drink Pinea at the W...

@russ_the_bustagram - Dog in front of Lincoln Memorial - Dog-friendly places in Washington, DC
Which Attractions & Museums in Washington, DC 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 monuments and memorials on the National Mall . You can buy tickets for some of Washington, DC's most...

Family at the Freer Gallery of Art on the National Mall - Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC