Attractions

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

4 Delightful Day Trips in Virginia

Colonial and Civil War history. A booming wine scene. Indie shops on bustling city blocks. There are so many reasons to visit Virginia , you might want to add a few days to your DC trip. Here are a few spots worth an afternoon or a full day.

Hiker in Shenandoah Park in Virginia - Day Trip Adventures from Washington, DC
16 Ways to Make the Most of Fall in Washington, DC

While spring and summer get much of the glory in Washington, DC, as the leaves turn shades of auburn the nation’s capital buzzes with endless sights to see and things to do. From witnessing fantastic fall foliage on the National Mall and getting spooked during Halloween festivities to experiencing...

@iampoojatiwari - Fall Foliage at the Lincoln Memorial - Washington, DC
10 Things to See & Do in Shaw

African-American history runs deep in Shaw , a rowhouse-, restaurant- and retail-filled neighborhood northeast of the White House. Duke Ellington was born here, and he and other stars of “Black Broadway” played at nearby theaters that are still standing. These days, the zone is just as well known...

Crowd Outside Historic Howard Theatre in Shaw - Events in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Best of Washington, DC

The list of free things to do in DC is quite long, headlined by Smithsonian museums, the National Gallery of Art, the monuments and memorials and annual events and festivals. We’ve detailed some of the most popular activities here, so on your next family trip to DC, make sure you cross all of these...

Free Things to Do in Washington, DC - Best of DC Free Experiences
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 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
11 Things to See & Do in Mount Vernon Square

Mount Vernon Square lies at the heart of DC, connected to Downtown , Shaw and Penn Quarter/Chinatown , placing it at the center of the one of the most highly trafficked areas in the city. Its centerpiece, Carnegie Library, is being transformed into a flagship Apple Store AND a museum for DC history...

Bookstore at the Mount Vernon Square Busboys and Poets - Things to do in DC's Mount Vernon Square neighborhood
9 Exciting Things to See & Do Along the Georgetown Waterfront

While Georgetown’s cobblestone streets, cupcake stores, historic bars and stylish boutiques account for many of its charms, Washington, DC’s oldest neighborhood also sports a bevy of waterfront recreation that any visitor can thoroughly enjoy. From on-the-water revelry to dining accompanied by...

Standup paddling on the Potomac River in Georgetown - Things to do on the Georgetown Waterfront in Washington, DC
8 Things to See & Do in DC's Brookland Neighborhood

Located on a hill four miles north of the U.S. Capitol, Brookland earns its nickname of “Little Rome” with a swath of churches, schools and chapels catering to the Catholic community. Arty attractions and casual restaurants – many beer-focused – also make it worth exploring.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Brookland - Landmarks in Washington, DC
14 Can’t-Miss Presidential Dining Experiences in Washington, DC

White House invites are tough to come by, so why not get presidential at some of DC’s finest dining establishments? Even First Families have been known to get out on the town and enjoy meals at these acclaimed restaurants.

Old Ebbitt Grill - Presidential Dining Experiences in Washington, DC