Attractions

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

17 Fabulous Things to Do This Summer in Washington, DC

Sunny days, loads of free things to do and a cultural scene that doesn’t go on summer vacation make Washington, DC a cool place to be in hotter months. Check out the National Mall, where free festivals and museums lure, catch exciting baseball action at Nationals Park or make a splash at the...

Visitors at the Lincoln Memorial - Free Things to Do in Washington, DC
14 Things to See & Do in DC's Anacostia Neighborhood

The historic riverside neighborhood of Anacostia is truly a gem. Some people think all Smithsonian Institution museums live on the National Mall, but Anacostia has its own completely dedicated to the concept of community. Perhaps the most famous member of the Anacostia community, Frederick Douglass...

Visiting the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, DC
7 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
20 Romantic Date Ideas in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is the picture-perfect setting for that idyllic date night or romantic getaway. From its renowned dining scene and romantic restaurants to its majestic monuments, memorials and world-class hotels , Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in the perfect evening...

Couple viewing Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party at The Phillips Collection - Museums and Date Spots in Washington, DC
8 Things to See & Do in DC's Brookland Neighborhood

Located on a hill four miles north of the U.S. Capitol, Brookland earns its nickname of “Little Rome” with a swath of churches, schools and chapels catering to the Catholic community. Arty attractions and casual restaurants – many beer-focused – also make it worth exploring.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Brookland - Landmarks in Washington, DC
The 20+ Most Instagrammable Places in Washington, DC

The District is brimming with scenic, one-of-a-kind #views, mouthwatering #eeeeeats and plenty of unique spots to capture the best #photooftheday. Lucky for you, we've picked more than 20 of the coolest places to take pictures in Washington, DC. And make sure to follow @visitwashingtondc on...

Man taking photographs of the National Arboretum National Capitol Columns - The most Instagrammable places 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
20+ Women-Focused Places to Go in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital has been front and center to some of the most significant moments in women’s civil rights history. From the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession down America’s Main Street – Pennsylvania Avenue – to the 2017 Women’s March, Washington, DC continues to serve as a fitting backdrop for...

@jackie.bird - Women viewing art at the National Museum of Women in the Arts - Women-focused attractions 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
11 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Check out our end-of-the-week picks and discover all of the best events, festivals, museum exhibits, concerts and more happening in the nation’s capital. Friday ‘Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change’ The National Museum of Women in the Arts frequently hosts exhibits in...

Crowd at Washington Auto Show - Winter event in Washington, DC