Attractions

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

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
13 Theaters & Performance Spaces to See a Show in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a theater town. With theaters big (think the Kennedy Center, Warner Theatre and National Theatre) and intimate (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Shakespeare Theatre Company), a range of performances and cultural experiences are offered up for every taste in the nation's capital.

Performance at Warner Theatre - Performing Arts in Washington, DC
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.

Couple at the Phillips Collection - Dupont Circle - Washington, DC
12 Ways to Make the Most of Winter in Washington, DC

Wintertime is the right time to visit DC. When the temperatures drop, the District heats up with fireside dining, world-class theater and holiday revelry. Plan the best vacation ever in the winter wonderland that is Washington, DC. With a canvas of light displays, cozy vibes and festivals galore,...

@jennrightmeow - Nighttime ice skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden on the National Mall - Make the most of winter in Washington, DC
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
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
9 Things to See & Do in NoMa

This rising neighborhood just north of the U.S. Capitol takes its name from its location – north of Massachusetts Avenue NE. Slurp oysters and buy spices at hip gourmet destination Union Market , rent a bike and hop on the Metro Branch Trail or explore new businesses opening in old warehouses.

@h.i.o - American Legion Freedom Bell at Union Station in Washington, DC
5 Reasons to Attend a Washington Capitals Hockey Game

Attending a Washington Capitals game is a time-honored tradition in DC's Penn Quarter/Chinatown neighborhood . Thousands of fans flock to the Capital One Arena 41 times between October and April, rocking the red to root on the Caps. Check out our favorite reasons to attend a game, then pick out a...

Washington Capitals Hockey Game at Capital One Arena - Professional Sports 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
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