Attractions

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

7 Things to See & Do in Brookland

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-driven – also make it worth exploring.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Brookland - Landmarks in Washington, DC
8 Things to See & Do in Petworth

You can spend the whole day in Petworth hopping around from shops to restaurant to bars. The area also plays host to fun neighborhood gatherings, and features one of the most historic sites in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Filled with tasty eats and a healthy dose of culture, Petworth...

Slim's Diner in Petworth - Neighborhood Scenes in Washington, DC
How Do I Tour the U.S. Capitol and See Congress in Session?

The U.S. Capitol Building is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world and the center of American democracy. The world-famous domed building is home to the United States House of Representatives and Senate; where America’s congressmen and congresswomen conduct business, debate laws and...

United States Capitol East Front - Washington, DC
7 Places to Get the Best Views of Washington, DC

The nation’s capital has no shortage of great rooftop bars and restaurants , but it also includes some especially iconic cityscapes with marble memorials and sweeping National Mall vistas. While the Washington Monument gets some modern upgrades for its elevator, visitors can still get a bird’s-eye...

Terrace Overlooking Potomac River from John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Where to Get the Best Skyline Views in Washington, DC
11 LGBTQ-Friendly Things to Do for the Best Weekend Ever in Washington, DC

As home to the Supreme Court and the headquarters for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s capital is at the center of many historic milestones in the LGBTQ community. While the headlines may capture the advocacy efforts in DC, this city is also home to a vibrant LGBTQ community — and it’s one...

Couple by the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall - LGBTQ-friendly things to see and do in Washington, DC
17 Things to See & Do in Georgetown

Shopping isn’t the only thing to do in Georgetown . This historic 'hood is full of charm, good eats and plenty of scenic views. Pick your adventure and get exploring in this centuries-old part of the District.

Washington Harbour - Georgetown
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.

Cute kitten next to a wall with a planter behind him
Free Things to Do: Fall in Washington, DC

Fall in Washington, DC is full of free things to do, from festivals and foliage to celebrating Halloween and observing Veterans Day. The city features plenty of experiences perfect for the season, including the scenic and the spooky. Read on to learn of the ways you can have a memorable fall...

Couple at Jefferson Memorial - Romantic Spots in 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...

Lincoln Memorial
8 Things to See & Do in Columbia Heights

One of DC’s early streetcar suburbs, Columbia Heights experienced a wave of development in the early 2000s. Now, it blends modern architecture (much of it holding restaurants and bars) with historic buildings both down-home and grand. Add a longtime Hispanic population and verdant, statue-filled...

Things to See and Do in Columbia Heights - Washington, DC