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 Do in Woodley Park

Originally developed as streetcar suburb or escape from DC’s legendary heat, Woodley Park stars historic appeal, leafy attractions like the National Zoo and a host of cool restaurants and bars.

Marilyn Monroe Mural in Woodley Park - Washington, DC
3 Days Exploring Civil War to Civil Rights in Washington, DC

Morning Begin your day with breakfast at the Willard InterContinental , where Abraham Lincoln stayed prior to his inauguration and where Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his “I Have a Dream” speech. Freedom Plaza, located opposite the hotel, honor’s King’s legacy. After breakfast, walk down....

Where Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivered His "I Have a Dream" Speech on the Lincoln Memorial Steps - National Mall - Washington, DC
Visiting the National Archives Building & Museum in Washington, DC

What and where is the National Archives Building & Museum? The National Archives & Records Administration Building and Museum is located on Constitution Avenue NW, between 7th and 9th Streets, just north of the National Mall . The building houses both a museum and the National Archives and...

National Archives Building and Museum - Free Washington, DC Museum with Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights
How to Get the Best Prices to DC Theater With TodayTix

With more than 90 professional theater companies, there is always so much to see. If you’re hoping to catch a show on a budget, you’re in luck: Most theaters in DC offer programs that provide affordable tickets, and many of them are available straight from your phone on the TodayTix app . Read...

Where to Find Water Parks & Outdoor Pools In & Around Washington, DC

When planning your best summer ever in Washington, DC, you may want to include a relaxing trip to an outdoor pool or a day-long adventure at a water park near DC. No worries – we have you covered with some of the best options at your disposal, including outdoor public pools, splash parks and hotel...

View of the water park at Six Flags America's Hurricane Harbor - Water parks in and around Washington, DC
13 Things to See & Do in the Southwest & The Wharf Neighborhood

A renaissance is happening along this riverfront community, and the new development is called The Wharf . Despite big changes, this historic neighborhood maintains many important remnants of its past including its historic seafood market, world-class theater, leisure cruise boat pier and riverfront...

Sunny Fall Day at The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront - Dining, Shopping and Entertainment Destination in Washington, DC
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...

The best things to do in DC's Columbia Heights neighborhood - Meridian Hill Park Sunday drum circle
Experience the Whiskey Rebellion Trail in Washington, DC

The Mid-Atlantic region serves as the birthplace of American whiskey and its story is as complex as the distilled rye the area has produced. Whether you want to delve into George Washington’s role in the Whiskey Rebellion or mix it up with the District’s crop of craft distillers, the Whiskey...

Bartender at Cotton and Reed Distillery near Union Market - Distilleries in and around Washington, DC
20+ Exciting Reasons to Visit Washington, DC in 2020

Home to countless free things to do , world-class events and a Michelin-approved dining scene , the nation’s capital is among a short list of can’t-fail travel destinations. Just ask Lonely Planet , which named DC its top U.S. city to visit in 2020, or The New York Times , which put DC at the top...

20+ Exciting Reasons to Visit Washington, DC in 2019 - Start planning your trip today