Attractions

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

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
The 20 Best Things to See & Do in Georgetown

Shopping isn’t the only thing to do in Georgetown . Washington, DC's oldest neighborhood is full of charm, Michelin-approved restaurants, fantastic events for the whole family and plenty of scenic views. Pick your adventure – from the exciting waterfront all the way up to Book Hill – and get...

@markalanandre - Sunset over the Potomac River and Key Bridge Boathouse in Georgetown
11 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 dazzling light displays. Plan the best vacation ever and discover holiday magic in Washington, DC. With a canvas of light displays, cozy vibes and festivals...

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

One of DC’s early streetcar suburbs, Mount Pleasant was carved out of former farmland at the turn of the 20th century. Located about a ten-minute walk away from the Columbia Heights Metro, it’s now full of charming vintage storefronts (many of which hold funky bars and restaurants) and blocks of...

Mount Pleasant Neighborhood in Washington, DC
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
3 Cool Day Trips In Maryland

Charm City hits a home run with fans of the water, boasting both crab-loaded restaurant menus, the historic shipbuilding (and pirate harboring) neighborhood of Fells Point and the National Aquarium , where 20,000 marine creatures dwell in a glassy, classy complex on the city's Inner Harbor. The.....

Baltimore, Maryland Inner Harbor
11 Exciting Things to Do On & Around the Water in Capitol Riverfront

An urban riverfront neighborhood is a rare find, but that’s the beauty of Capitol Riverfront . Set along nearly two miles of the beautiful Anacostia River, this fast-growing neighborhood provides waterfront activities for all ages during the warmer months of the year. The river gives visitors an...

Children playing in Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront - Things to do on the water in Washington, DC
The 20+ Most Instagrammable Places in Washington, DC

The District is brimming with scenic, one-of-a-kind #views, mouthwatering #eeeeeats and plenty of unique spots to capture the best #photooftheday. Lucky for you, we've picked more than 20 of the coolest places to take pictures in Washington, DC. And make sure to follow @visitwashingtondc on...

Man taking photographs of the National Arboretum National Capitol Columns - The most Instagrammable places 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
20+ Women-Focused Places to Go in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital has been front and center to some of the most significant moments in women’s civil rights history. From the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession down America’s Main Street – Pennsylvania Avenue – to the 2017 Women’s March, Washington, DC continues to serve as a fitting backdrop for...

@jackie.bird - Women viewing art at the National Museum of Women in the Arts - Women-focused attractions in Washington, DC