Attractions

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

How Do I Tour the U.S. Capitol and See Congress in Session?

The U.S. Capitol Building is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world and the center of American democracy. The world-famous domed building is home to the United States House of Representatives and Senate; where America’s congressmen and congresswomen conduct business, debate laws and...

United States Capitol East Front - 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
8 Things to See & Do in Logan Circle

Though it’s named for a 19th-century traffic circle with a statue of a Civil War general (that’s a statue of John Logan and his horse in the center of it), Logan Circle ’s main drag is actually 14th Street NW . Here, and on surrounding blocks like P Street, you’ll find restaurants in red brick...

Diners at Ghibellina on 14th Street - Where to Eat in Washington, DC
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+ Farmers’ Markets You Should Visit in Washington, DC

There are plenty of farmers' markets near you 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...

FRESHFARM Markets - 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 Dazzling Holiday Light Displays & Events in Washington, DC

Sure, the District might be part of the Mid-Atlantic region, but it feels more like the North Pole during the holidays thanks to the National Christmas Tree, countless holiday markets, one-of-a-kind seasonal light displays, Christmas-themed bars and lots more. Here are some of the best, can't-miss...

@fiz1point5 - ZooLights winter holiday celebration at Smithsonian National Zoo - Free family friendly things to do in Washington, DC
12 Things to See & Do in Penn Quarter & Chinatown

Sports and entertainment destination. Museum-hopping paradise. Shopping mecca. Penn Quarter & Chinatown is one of DC’s most varied neighborhoods, in an energetic, go-all-day-and-night way. Venture here and you’ll encounter a vibrant urban hub. Don’t be surprised when you step off the Metro and...

Luce Unplugged at the Luce Foundation Center for American Art - Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Fall in Washington, DC

Fall in Washington, DC is full of free things to do, from festivals and foliage to celebrating Halloween and observing Veterans Day. The city features plenty of experiences perfect for the season, including the scenic and the spooky. Read on to learn of the ways you can have a memorable fall...

Couple at Jefferson Memorial - Romantic Spots in Washington, DC
Discover Eastern Market’s Sights, Smells & Sounds

Nestled in the heart of historic Capitol Hill just north of Barracks Row, Eastern Market is a must-visit for lovers of fresh, locally sourced food and drink, and arts and crafts lovers. Designed to serve as the neighborhood town center, this popular community hub has attracted an eclectic group of...

Eastern Market on Capitol Hill - Indoor Market and Food Hall in Washington, DC