Attractions

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

19 Kid-Friendly Attractions & Hands-On Museums in Washington, DC

DC’s wealth of museums and attractions means there are always magical places where kids are transported from the ho-hum of touring to the “Wow!” of experiencing. Many of these sites feature interactive exhibits and entertainment to help capture the attention of even the littlest sightseer. Begin...

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Lobby
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
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...

Family walking on the National Mall - How to tour the monuments and memorials 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
Washington, DC Attraction & City Passes

Choose from Washington, DC’s best city and attraction passes and save big with discounted tickets. Find sightseeing tours, museum passes and so much more with the Washington DC Sightseeing Pass . Learn more about each sightseeing pass and choose the option that’s right for you. • • • The Washington...

Family on Bike and Roll tour of the National Mall - Family friendly tours and activities in Washington, DC
9 Things to See & Do in NoMa

This rising neighborhood just north of the U.S. Capitol takes its name from its location – north of Massachusetts Avenue NE. Slurp oysters and buy spices at hip gourmet destination Union Market , rent a bike and hop on the Metro Branch Trail or explore new businesses opening in old warehouses.

@h.i.o - American Legion Freedom Bell at Union Station in Washington, DC
Which Attractions & Museums in Washington, DC Require Tickets?

Many of Washington, DC's major attractions are open to the public and do not require tickets, including the Smithsonian museums , the Smithsonian National Zoo , the National Gallery of Art , and the monuments and memorials on the National Mall . You can buy tickets for some of Washington, DC's most...

Family at the Freer Gallery of Art on the National Mall - Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC
17 Adventurous & Fun Date Ideas in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is quite the place to for an adventurous date or fun romantic getaway. From its national parks and outdoor adventures to exciting culinary journeys and more, Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in an excursion. Read on for date suggestions that go beyond the...

Couple in Rock Creek Park - Free Outdoor Activities in Washington, DC
15 Reasons to be Excited for 2021 in Washington, DC

Are you excited for 2021? We certainly are. After the trials and tribulations of 2020, the coming year promises to bring with it an opportunity to travel and explore to your heart’s content once again. Washington, DC welcomes you with open arms, as 2021 will feature a slew of milestone anniversary...

Cherry blossoms up close with the Jefferson Memorial during the National Cherry Blossom Festival this spring in Washington, DC
9 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 beauty. Although DC is still in Phase Two of its recovery from COVID-19, there are still plenty of virtual and in-person ways to savor autumn in the nation’s...

@iampoojatiwari - Fall Foliage at the Lincoln Memorial - Washington, DC