Attractions

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

Your Guide to Visiting the New International Spy Museum in Washington, DC

Formerly a fixture in DC’s Downtown neighborhood, the International Spy Museum has moved to a new facility in L’Enfant Plaza, located in the Southwest Waterfront. The state-of-the-art museum offers enough spy-related intrigue and interactive fun to fill an entire day. The museum is open from 9 a.m...

Visitors in the Decision Room at the new International Spy Museum - Museums and attractions in Washington, DC
20 Romantic Date Ideas in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is the picture-perfect setting for that idyllic date night or romantic getaway. From its renowned dining scene and romantic restaurants to its majestic monuments, memorials and world-class hotels , Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in the perfect evening...

Couple viewing Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party at The Phillips Collection - Museums and Date Spots in Washington, DC
Your Guide to the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Weekend in Washington, DC

As home to the Supreme Court and the headquarters for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s capital is at the center of many historic milestones in the LGBTQ community. While the headlines may capture the advocacy efforts in DC, this city is also home to a vibrant LGBTQ community — and it’s one...

Couple by the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall - LGBTQ-friendly things to see and do in Washington, DC
12 Things to See & Do on Capitol Hill

It’s the center of the U.S. government, the center of the city and 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
10 Things to See & Do in Mount Pleasant

One of DC’s early streetcar suburbs, Mount Pleasant was carved out of former farmland at the turn of the 20th century. Located about a ten-minute walk away from the Columbia Heights Metro, it’s now full of charming vintage storefronts (many of which hold funky bars and restaurants) and blocks of...

Mount Pleasant Neighborhood 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
13 Things to See & Do in Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle offers a little something for everyone. With a famous traffic circle and fountain at its center, the neighborhood has been a vital DC community since the late 19th century, and continues to be a hot spot for residents and visitors of all ages. An array of unique shops and exciting...

Dupont Circle Fountain at Night - Things to Do in Washington, DC's Neighborhoods
18 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
14 Things to See & Do in DC's Anacostia Neighborhood

The historic riverside neighborhood of Anacostia is truly a gem. Some people think all Smithsonian Institution museums live on the National Mall, but Anacostia has its own completely dedicated to the concept of community. Perhaps the most famous member of the Anacostia community, Frederick Douglass...

Visiting the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, DC
Color Me DC: 15 Ways to Embrace Spring Colors in Washington, DC

Pink is perhaps the most popular color in DC come springtime, as the city’s famous cherry blossoms bloom . However, you can find nearly the entire color spectrum when you peruse DC's museums, attractions, restaurants and neighborhoods. Lucky for you, we've picked out the best ways to discover all...

@beautifulpaper - 'LOVE' mural in Shaw's Blagden Alley - Colorful things to do in Washington, DC