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Free Things to Do: Off the Beaten Path in Washington, DC

Of all the free things to do in Washington, DC, many are offbeat and unusual, but essential sites to see all the same. These hidden treasures should be on everyone’s DC bucket list. So, survey our unique things to do below and take your DC exploration off the beaten path without having to pay a...

Children on Albert Einstein Memorial - Off-the-beaten path memorial in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Spring in Washington, DC

A family-friendly spring break filled with free activities awaits in Washington, DC. The season is headlined by the blooming of cherry blossom trees and the corresponding National Cherry Blossom Festival, but your spring vacation does not have to be limited to that. There are plenty of free things...

Free Things to Do This Spring in Washington, DC - National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Fireworks and More
Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC

Although this museum previously reopened, as of November 23 it will be temporarily closed until further notice. Learn more . What and where is the National Museum of American History? The National Museum of American History is located on Constitution Avenue NW and runs along the National Mall ...

@washingtondcua - Tour guide with group in Smithsonian National Museum of American History - Free museum in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals & More in Washington, DC

With access to free museums, the monuments and memorials, the Library of Congress and more, Washington, DC is unrivaled for its many free attractions . But at any given time, you can also take advantage of free one-of-a-kind events, groundbreaking exhibits and unique festivals, making DC the...

Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals and More 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
6 Ways to Enjoy a DC Date Night

The nation’s capital is home to world-class museums and countless businesses who help make memories for visitors and locals. During the COVID-19 pandemic , we’re committed to the safety of both. As the nation continues to wrestle with this crisis and people are encouraged to stay home, we’ve put...

@m_mandarynka - National Monument couple biking
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
18 Budget-Friendly Date Ideas in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is quite the place to have a low-cost date night or romantic getaway. From its majestic monuments, memorials and museums to its world-class venues and attractions, Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in the perfect date night – including a wealth of...

@pearlrough - Couple standing in front of Lincoln Memorial at night - Romantic attractions in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Museums in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is filled with free museums, from Smithsonians including the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum, to art-filled museums like the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art...

Free museum experiences in Washington, DC - Family at the National Gallery of Art East Building on the National Mall
14 National Parks to Explore In & Around Washington, DC

The nation’s capital and surrounding areas boast a diverse range of national parks, which of course includes the National Mall and its famous monuments and memorials in the heart of the District (known as the National Mall and Memorial Parks). Any local adventurer knows that a visit to the National...

@mcdubs88 - Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool at Sunset - Memorials in Washington, DC