Attractions

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

11 Ways to Make the Most of Spring in Washington, DC

DC owns spring . Its signature celebration, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, is the centerpiece, but the city offers so much more as the weather warms up. Read up on all the things to do and start planning your springtime excursion with family and friends to Washington, DC.

Friends walking along Tidal Basin & cherry blossoms - Spring in Washington, DC
15 Things to Do Thanksgiving Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday ‘People, Land & Water’ The vitality of the Department of Interior is relayed through this state-of-the-art exhibition at the Interior Museum. People, Land & Water features more than 75 artifacts, a 14-minute film, a multimedia presentation that details the Department’s relevance and...

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Summer Sunset
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
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
19 Adventurous & Fun Date Ideas in Washington, DC

Whether you've journeyed by car, Amtrak train or American Airlines , the nation’s capital is quite the place to for an adventurous date or romantic getaway. From its national parks and outdoor adventures to exciting culinary journeys and more, Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want...

Couple in Rock Creek Park - Free Outdoor Activities in 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
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
Dog-Friendly DC: The Best Places to Bring Your Pets in Washington, DC

If you’ve brought your dog along for your trip to Washington, DC, have no fear: there are plenty of places that welcome and cater to canines. We’ve compiled a list of dog-friendly restaurants, hotels, scenic parks and shops that will be perfect for your pup. Places to Eat and Drink Pinea at the W...

@russ_the_bustagram - Dog in front of Lincoln Memorial - Dog-friendly places in Washington, DC
Family-Friendly Tours in Washington, DC

One of the great reasons to visit DC with children is the number of activities that are either affordable or completely free. Most are easily accessible, especially if you plan ahead. Here are some edutainment activities guaranteed to leave an indelible impression on both you and your child. And if...

Tour groups in United States Capitol Building Rotunda - Attractions and landmarks in Washington, DC
How Can I Tour the Monuments & Memorials in Washington, DC?

Touring DC’s iconic attractions When you come to DC, especially if you’re a first-time visitor, it’s likely that our world-famous monuments and memorials will be at the top of your must-see list. Most of these major attractions are located on the National Mall , which extends from the U.S. Capitol...

Lincoln Memorial