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 springtime . Its signature celebration, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, is the centerpiece, but the city offers so much more as the weather warms up. Check out 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
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
15 Theaters & Performance Spaces to See a Show in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a theater town. With theaters big (think the Kennedy Center, Warner Theatre and National Theatre) and intimate (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Shakespeare Theatre Company), a range of performances and cultural experiences are offered up for every taste in the nation's capital...

Performance at Warner Theatre - Performing Arts in Washington, DC
13 Things to See & Do in the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood

Since Nationals Park opened in 2008, the buzzworthy Capitol Riverfront has become one of DC’s emerging neighborhoods. The experiences continue to grow, and we've compiled some of our favorites to get you started on your adventure.

Family Friendly Things to Do on the Capitol Riverfront - Yards Park in Washington, DC
12 Amazing Boating Experiences You Need to Try on the Water in Washington, DC

As exciting waterfront destinations pull more visitors and locals closer and closer to the river, you might be surprised to know what’s waiting just beyond DC's shoreline. The area’s top boating and tour companies provide plenty of unique experiences on the water and there’s never been a better...

The best boating and on the water experiences in and around Washington, DC - Fourth of July fireworks over the Potomac River and National Mall
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 Things to See & Do on H Street NE

Restaurants, events, shops, bars, the arts – there’s something for everyone on H Street NE . Anchored by the Atlas since 1938, the neighborhood has recently returned to its roots as an arts and cultural center. In early 2005, the theater was reincarnated as the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and new...

Biergarten Haus - H Street NE - Washington, DC
11 Things to See & Do in DC’s Ivy City Neighborhood

Just a few blocks north of bustling food hall Union Market lies Ivy City, a small neighborhood off of New York Avenue NE that’s experienced a renaissance in recent years. This historic area was conceived in the mid- to late-1800s as an African American community and later a manufacturing and...

@ivycitysmokehouse - Outdoor patio at the Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse - Things to do in DC's Ivy City neighborhood
Where to Get the Best Views of the Washington, DC Skyline

While the nation’s capital has no shortage of great rooftop bars and restaurants , it also includes some especially iconic cityscapes with marble landmarks and sweeping National Mall vistas. Here's where you can get a bird’s-eye view of the DC skyline at these high-above-the-city hot spots.

Terrace Overlooking Potomac River from John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Where to Get the Best Skyline Views in 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