Attractions

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

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
10+ Farmers' Markets You Should Visit in Washington, DC

There are plenty of farmers' markets in Washington, DC. Whether you are looking for local produce and fresh vegetables, handmade pastas and artisanal cheeses or prefer to catch a chef demo and score some samples, there’s something for everyone. Head into DC's neighborhoods and check out these great...

The best farmers' markets for fresh produce in Washington, DC - Freshfarm Market at H Street NE
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
Visiting the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC

What and where is the National Museum of Women in the Arts? The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is located at 1250 New York Avenue NW in DC's Downtown neighbohood . Founded in 1981 and opened in 1987, NMWA is the only major museum on the planet solely dedicated to celebrating the...

@beingmakeda - Art at the National Museum of Women in the Arts - Museum in Washington, DC
10 Things to See & Do in Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale is one of DC’s best kept secrets. This neighborhood near Shaw features elegant, picturesque rowhouses along with an impressive lineup of dive bars, music venues, acclaimed restaurants and family-friendly parks. Within just 12 blocks, Bloomingdale can provide a full day of entertainment...

@attucksadams - Row homes in DC's Bloomingdale neighborhood - Things to see and do in Bloomingdale
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
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
17 Exciting Things to See & Do Along the Waterfront at National Harbor

National Harbor is an ideal destination for individuals, couples and families. Located along the Potomac River on 350 acres, the waterfront development holds more than 160 shops, 40 restaurants and eight hotels, as well as multiple entertainment venues and options for water-focused adventures. Read...

National Harbor shops and Capital Wheel at night - Waterfront things to do in Maryland near Washington, DC
16 Must-See DC Events & Festivals

You can find amazing festivals and events taking place all year long in Washington, DC. With a wide variety of things to do spread across the city’s many neighborhoods , visitors and locals can enjoy everything from annual festivals and holiday celebrations to new museum exhibits, concerts and so...

Free and family-friendly National Cherry Blossom Festival Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall - Must-see Washington, DC events
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