Attractions

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

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
The Best Indoor Activities & Things to Do in Washington, DC

The monuments, memorials and outdoor spaces get a lot of press, but you can also find plenty of things to do inside in Washington, DC. The nation’s capital is full of indoor activities ranging from kid-friendly museums to date night-worthy theater performances. So whether you’re fleeing snowy...

@michellefortephotography - Atrium at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on the National Mall - Free Museum in Washington, DC
7 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. In 2018, the team won the first Stanley Cup in the franchise's 44-...

Washington Capitals Hockey Game at Capital One Arena - Professional Sports in Washington, DC
Where to Get the Best Views of the Washington, DC Skyline

While the nation’s capital has no shortage of great rooftop bars and restaurants , it also includes some especially iconic cityscapes with marble landmarks and sweeping National Mall vistas. While the Washington Monument gets some modern upgrades for its elevator, visitors can still get a bird’s-...

Terrace Overlooking Potomac River from John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Where to Get the Best Skyline Views in Washington, DC
20+ Exciting Reasons to Visit Washington, DC in 2018

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. And while you can guarantee an amazing adventure any time you visit, 2018 is brimming with must-see events and festivals for...

National Mall during the National Cherry Blossom Festival Kite Festival - Top reasons to visit Washington, DC
5 Reasons to Attend a Washington Wizards Basketball Game

The Washington Wizards are one of the hottest tickets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Their rowdy DC fan base is ready for another postseason run in 2018-19, as the Wizards will look to make their fifth playoff appearance in six years. Here are our favorite reasons to check out...

Washington Wizards Basketball Game at Capital One Arena - Professional Basketball in Washington, DC
20+ Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Washington, DC

We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans. Close out your summer in Washington, DC with the best activities, events and things to do. Here are more than 20 ways to make the trip a memorable one, from waterfront activities and interactive museum exhibits for the whole family...

Family boating on the Potomac River near the Kennedy Center - The best activities and things to do in Washington, DC
Visiting the Washington National Cathedral

Stained-glass windows, Gothic spires and flying buttresses make the Washington National Cathedral look ages old, but the grand church was actually constructed during the 20th century. Though overseen by the Episcopal Church, the house of worship welcomes people of all faiths to its impressive site...

National Cathedral Exterior
9 Things to See & Do in Upper Northwest DC

Upper Northwest is where Washingtonians live and play. Leafy, family-friendly neighborhoods including Glover Park, Tenleytown and Friendship Heights offer both tourist attractions like the Washington National Cathedral and lures like bars, restaurants and shopping .

@markalanandre - View of Washington, DC from the top of the Washington National Cathedral
10 Things to See & Do On U Street

U Street was once truly the heart of black culture in Washington, DC, attracting locals and visitors for an unparalleled music and nightlife scene. The neighborhood has experienced a comeback in recent years, and is full of diverse attractions and dining options. Check out all there is to do in...

@amandaeisner - Washington, DC Skyline from U Street