Attractions

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

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.

Old Ebbitt Grill - Presidential Dining Experiences in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Fall in Washington, DC

Autumn in Washington, DC is full of free things to do, from festivals and scenic foliage to celebrating Halloween and observing Veterans Day. The city features plenty of experiences perfect for the season, including the scenic and the spooky. Discover all of the ways you can have a memorable autumn...

Free Things to Do This Fall in Washington, DC - Couple at the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin
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
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
11 Ways to Make the Most of Spring in Washington, DC

DC owns springtime . Its signature celebration, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, is the centerpiece, but the city offers so much more as the weather warms up. Check out all the things to do and start planning your springtime excursion with family and friends to Washington, DC.

Friends walking along Tidal Basin & cherry blossoms - Spring in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Best of Washington, DC

The list of free things to do in DC is quite long, headlined by Smithsonian museums, the National Gallery of Art, the monuments and memorials and annual events and festivals. We’ve detailed some of the most popular activities here, so on your next family trip to DC, make sure you cross all of these...

Free Things to Do in Washington, DC - Best of DC Free Experiences
20+ Dazzling Holiday Light Displays & Events in Washington, DC

Sure, the District might be part of the Mid-Atlantic region, but it feels more like the North Pole during the holidays thanks to the National Christmas Tree, countless holiday markets, one-of-a-kind seasonal light displays and lots more. Here are some of the best, can't-miss ways to experience the...

@fiz1point5 - ZooLights winter holiday celebration at Smithsonian National Zoo - Free family friendly things to do in Washington, DC
6 Things to See & Do in Maryland

The Old Line State is steeped in Civil War and colonial history and features a wealth of culture. Located close enough to DC for a day trip, enjoy the following activities while exploring Maryland.

Sunset at National Harbor, Maryland
16 Ways to Make the Most of Fall in Washington, DC

While spring and summer get much of the glory in Washington, DC, as the leaves turn shades of auburn the nation’s capital buzzes with endless sights to see and things to do. From witnessing fantastic fall foliage on the National Mall and getting spooked during Halloween festivities to experiencing...

@iampoojatiwari - Fall Foliage at the Lincoln Memorial - Washington, DC
8 Things to See & Do in DC's Brookland Neighborhood

Located on a hill four miles north of the U.S. Capitol, Brookland earns its nickname of “Little Rome” with a swath of churches, schools and chapels catering to the Catholic community. Arty attractions and casual restaurants – many beer-focused – also make it worth exploring.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Brookland - Landmarks in Washington, DC