Attractions

Attractions: American, iconic, unforgettable – these are DC’s attractions.

4 Delightful Day Trips in Virginia

Colonial and Civil War history. A booming wine scene. Indie shops on bustling city blocks. There are so many reasons to visit Virginia, you might want to add a few days to your DC trip. Here are a few spots worth an afternoon or a full day.

Alexandria, Virginia
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Arts & Culture

Home of the Kennedy Center, 75+ museums and a thriving theater scene, Washington, DC is brimming with cultural possibilities at every turn. The best part: many are free of charge. Check out all of these free and almost free arts and culture-related things to do.

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The Smithsonian Institution Museums

Museums farther than the eye can see Collectively called the Smithsonian Institution, the world-renowned museum and research complex consists of 17 museums and galleries, and the National Zoo in Washington, DC. From the origins of man at the Natural History Museum to the future of space travel at...

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FAQ: Which Attractions 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 national monuments and memorials. You can buy tickets for some of Washington, DC's most popular...

Exploring Washington, DC’s Neighborhoods

DC is about much more than monuments and museums. While these sites are absolutely must-see attractions, make it your mission to take in the excitement of DC’s neighborhoods as well. Below, find some of our favorite areas to walk around, relax, eat, drink and shop. Adams Morgan One of DC’s hippest...

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Outdoor Activities in Washington, DC

Walk your way through DC and beyond With its ample sidewalks, abundant public parks and miles of panoramic trails, Washington, DC is an extremely exercise-friendly destination. In fact, a recent study by the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University named the nation’...

100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: History & Heritage

Adventure through American history in Washington, DC, a city brimming with exciting experiences, some of which literally date back to the founding of our nation (we’re looking at you, Declaration of Independence). Not only is DC filled with exciting history and heritage, it’s also been called the “...

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FAQ: How do I visit the U.S. Capitol?

Touring the United States Capitol Building The U.S. Capitol Building is the center of American democracy. The world-famous domed building is home to the House and Senate and it’s where America’s congressmen and congresswomen conduct business, debate laws and pass bills on behalf of the American...

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9 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 Washington, DC
11 Things to See & Do in Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle offers a little something for everyone. An array of unique shops and exciting restaurants along Connecticut Avenue, one of the busy streets in the neighborhood, is exciting enough to keep you going all day. You’ll also discover dozens of bistros, bars, boutiques and museums throughout...

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