Attractions

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

8 Things to See & Do in Columbia Heights

One of DC’s early streetcar suburbs, Columbia Heights experienced a wave of development in the early 2000s. Now, it blends modern architecture (much of it holding restaurants and bars) with historic buildings both down-home and grand. Add a longtime Hispanic population and verdant, statue-filled...

Things to See and Do in Columbia Heights - 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
12 Ways to Experience an Epic Family Getaway in Washington, DC

If you’re looking for the ultimate summer vacation for your family, look no further than Washington, DC. Whenever you visit the nation's capital, you’re bound for a memorable adventure. We've gathered together some of the city’s most popular things to do for families, from snapping photos with past...

Family enjoying ice cream at Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront - Family-friendly vacations in Washington, DC
12 Things to See & Do in Capitol Hill

It’s the center of the U.S. government, the center of the city and is a central hub for locals and visitors alike. Mini neighborhoods like Eastern Market and Barracks Row comprise Capitol Hill , highlighting its unique blend of federal and local diversions. Here are some great ways to explore the...

@leahshoup - U.S. Supreme Court - Things to See and Do on Capitol Hill
Guide to DC's Sports Scene

Washington Nationals See superstars like Bryce Harper (the 2015 NL MVP), Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg at the state-of-the-art Nationals Park in Capitol Riverfront . The stadium offers up magnificent views of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument along with one of the National League’s most...

Washington Wizards Game at the Verizon Center - Things to Do 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
Where to Get the Best Views of the Washington, DC Skyline

While the nation’s capital has no shortage of great rooftop bars and restaurants , it also includes some especially iconic cityscapes with marble landmarks and sweeping National Mall vistas. While the Washington Monument gets some modern upgrades for its elevator, visitors can still get a bird’s-...

Terrace Overlooking Potomac River from John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Where to Get the Best Skyline Views in Washington, DC
8 Things to See & Do in Petworth

You can spend the whole day in Petworth hopping around from shops to restaurant to bars. The area also plays host to fun neighborhood gatherings, and features one of the most historic sites in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Filled with tasty eats and a healthy dose of culture, Petworth...

Slim's Diner in Petworth - Neighborhood Scenes in Washington, DC
8 Things to See & Do in DC’s Ivy City Neighborhood

Just a few blocks north of bustling food hall Union Market lies Ivy City, a small neighborhood off of New York Avenue NE that’s experienced a renaissance in recent years. This historic area was conceived in the mid- to late-1800s as an African American community and later a manufacturing and...

@ivycitysmokehouse - Outdoor patio at the Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse - Things to do in DC's Ivy City neighborhood
Discover Eastern Market’s Sights, Smells & Sounds

Nestled in the heart of historic Capitol Hill just north of Barracks Row, Eastern Market is a must-visit for lovers of fresh, locally sourced food and drink, and arts and crafts lovers. Designed to serve as the neighborhood town center, this popular community hub has attracted an eclectic group of...

Eastern Market on Capitol Hill - Indoor Market and Food Hall in Washington, DC