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Visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

What is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and where is it? The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall pays tribute to the brave members of the U.S. Armed Forces who fought in the Vietnam War and were killed or missing in action. The memorial consists of three separate parts: The Three Soldiers...

How Can I Tour The White House?

Requesting a tour Touring the White House requires some advance planning. Public tour requests must be made through your member of Congress (find your member of Congress and contact information here ) and submitted up to six months in advance and no less than 21 days prior to your visit. If you...

The White House
17 Kid-Friendly Museums & Hands-On Attractions

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 entertainment to help capture the attention of even the littlest sightseer. Here are 15 to get...

DC Cool Kids - Kid-Friendly Attractions
Family Friendly Dining in DC

Eat and run There is so much to see and do on a visit to Washington, DC, and for that reason, fast food often fits best into your touring schedule. Fortunately, there are many high quality fast food options near the National Mall . For some tasty quick bites, try Potbelly Sandwich Shop in the...

DC Cool Kids - Family Friendly Dining
5 Things You Need to Know About the National Cherry Blossom Festival

The cherry blossoms are without a doubt the stars of springtime in Washington, DC. Visit the District during this time and you’ll find the nation’s capital is accented in pink for the three-week National Cherry Blossom Festival . Here are the five things you need to know before planning your trip...

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...

Visiting the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

What and where is the National Portrait Gallery? Painting a picture of the many influential people throughout America’s history, the National Portrait Gallery is a must-see for pop culture fans, history buffs and art lovers alike. From activists and actors to presidents and poets, the museum...

National Portrait Gallery - Presidential Portraits
16 Things to See & Do in Georgetown

Shopping isn’t the only thing to do in Georgetown . This historic 'hood is full of charm, good eats and plenty of scenic views. Pick your adventure and get exploring in this centuries-old part of the District.

10 Fabulous Things to Do This Summer in DC

Sunny days, loads of free things to do and a cultural scene that doesn’t go on summer vacation make Washington, DC a cool place to be in hotter months. From the National Mall , where free festivals and museums lure, to baseball at Nationals Park, you’ll find the capital city fascinating in...

Nationals Park
Turning Back the Clock with Virginia Ali

You might have heard that Washington, DC has experienced a significant resurgence in recent years, as new restaurants, retail and attractions flock to the city. Few people have witnessed as much change in the District as Virginia Ali, who along with her husband Ben opened up the DC institution Ben’...

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