Attractions

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

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
15 Can’t-Miss Food Experiences at Union Market

Welcome to Union Market , DC’s hippest feasting ground, a revived mid-century produce- and meat-selling bazaar that holds food stalls, informal restaurants and kitchenware boutiques in NoMa . We’re focusing on some of the tastiest experiences to be had at the hub, which is open every day of the...

Union Market in NoMa - Food hall and shopping center in Washington, DC
3 Days Experiencing Former President Obama's Washington, DC

Morning Start your day where any Presidential tour should: at the White House. Pose for a photo op, stop by the White House Visitor Center and then grab breakfast at the nearby White House FRESHFARM Market (Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. from April to November; 810 Vermont Ave. NW). With healthy fruits...

11 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday Brewing History: Beer Tasting, Tour & Dinner With the craft beer craze at its zenith, George Washington’s Mount Vernon wants to show you how they made beer back in the day. Journey to the first president’s estate to enjoy a private tour of the Mansion, an 18th-century brewing demo and a...

Children at Boo at the Zoo - Family Friendly Halloween Event at the National Zoo in Washington, DC
6 Things to See & Do in Maryland

The Old Line State is steeped in Civil War and colonial history and features a wealth of culture. Located close enough to DC for a day trip, enjoy the following activities while exploring Maryland.

Sunset at National Harbor, Maryland
13 Things to See & Do on the Southwest Waterfront

A renaissance is happening along this riverfront community, and the new development is called The Wharf . Despite big changes, this historic neighborhood maintains many important remnants of its past including its historic seafood market, world-class theater, leisure cruise boat pier and riverfront...

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on a sunny day
13 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
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Family Friendly

Kids love Washington, DC for its hands-on museum attractions, the National Mall, zoo animals and so much more. Parents love it for all of the same reasons, and the fact that few other cities offer as many amazing things to do that won't cost you a thing. Make the most out of your next family...

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7 Things to See & Do in Foggy Bottom & the West End

Foggy Bottom takes its name from the morning mist that comes off of its southern boundary, the Potomac River. But the neighborhood, which stretches up to include the West End (just west of Georgetown) is a clear winner. Home to the Kennedy Center, the State Department and the southern tip of Rock...

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, DC
17 Things to See & Do at The Wharf in Washington, DC

Home to the nation’s longest continually operating open-air fish market, The Wharf has transformed into DC’s most exciting waterfront destination. Phase one of the sustainable neighborhood development opened to the public in mid-October 2017, with retail, restaurant and other openings continuing...

The Anthem at The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront - Dining, Shopping and Entertainment Destination in Washington, DC