Attractions

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

Exploring Historic Old Town Alexandria in Virginia

Tell me more about historic Old Town Alexandria Set foot onto Old Town Alexandria’s red brick sidewalks, and you could be fooled into thinking you have traveled back in time. The small city was founded in 1749 as a colonial tobacco port, and still boasts cobblestone streets, 18th-century buildings...

Waterfront dining in historic Old Town Alexandria - Where to eat in Old Town near Washington, DC
7 Things to See & Do in Foggy Bottom & the West End

Foggy Bottom takes its name from the morning mist that comes off of its southern boundary, the Potomac River. But the neighborhood, which stretches up to include the West End (just west of Georgetown) is a clear winner. Home to the Kennedy Center, the State Department and the southern tip of Rock...

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, DC
11 Things to See & Do in Mount Vernon Square

Mount Vernon Square lies at the heart of DC, connected to Downtown , Shaw and Penn Quarter/Chinatown , placing it at the center of the one of the most highly trafficked areas in the city. Its centerpiece, Carnegie Library, is being transformed into a flagship Apple Store AND a museum for DC history...

Bookstore at the Mount Vernon Square Busboys and Poets - Things to do in DC's Mount Vernon Square neighborhood
10 Things to See & Do in Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale is one of DC’s best kept secrets. This neighborhood near Shaw features elegant, picturesque rowhouses along with an impressive lineup of dive bars, music venues, acclaimed restaurants and family-friendly parks. Within just 12 blocks, Bloomingdale can provide a full day of entertainment...

@attucksadams - Row homes in DC's Bloomingdale neighborhood - Things to see and do in Bloomingdale
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
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
20+ Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Washington, DC

We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans. Close out your summer in Washington, DC with the best activities, events and things to do. Here are 20 ways to make the trip a memorable one, from waterfront activities and interactive museum exhibits for the whole family to a free...

Family boating on the Potomac River near the Kennedy Center - The best activities and things to do in Washington, DC
10 Things to See & Do on H Street NE

Restaurants, events, shops, bars, the arts – there’s something for everyone on H Street NE . Anchored by the Atlas since 1938, the neighborhood has recently returned to its roots as an arts and cultural center. In early 2005, the theater was reincarnated as the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and new...

Biergarten Haus - H Street NE - Washington, DC
16 Must-See DC Events & Festivals

You can find amazing festivals and events taking place all year long in Washington, DC. With a wide variety of things to do spread across the city’s many neighborhoods , visitors and locals can enjoy everything from annual festivals and holiday celebrations to new museum exhibits, concerts and so...

Free and family-friendly National Cherry Blossom Festival Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall - Must-see Washington, DC events
13 Things to See & Do in the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood

Since Nationals Park opened in 2008, the buzzworthy Capitol Riverfront has become one of DC’s emerging neighborhoods. The experiences continue to grow, and we've compiled some of our favorites to get you started on your adventure.

Family Friendly Things to Do on the Capitol Riverfront - Yards Park in Washington, DC