Attractions

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

9 Things to See & Do in Upper Northwest DC

Upper Northwest is where Washingtonians live and play. Leafy, family-friendly neighborhoods including Glover Park, Tenleytown and Friendship Heights offer both tourist attractions like the Washington National Cathedral and lures like bars, restaurants and shopping .

@markalanandre - View of Washington, DC from the top of the Washington National Cathedral
4 Delightful Day Trips in Virginia

Colonial and Civil War history. A booming wine scene. Indie shops on bustling city blocks. There are so many reasons to visit Virginia , you might want to add a few days to your DC trip. Here are a few spots worth an afternoon or a full day.

Hiker in Shenandoah Park in Virginia - Day Trip Adventures from Washington, DC
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
3 Days Exploring Civil War to Civil Rights in Washington, DC

Morning Begin your day with breakfast at the Willard InterContinental , where Abraham Lincoln stayed prior to his inauguration and where Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his “I Have a Dream” speech. Freedom Plaza, located opposite the hotel, honor’s King’s legacy. After breakfast, walk down....

Where Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivered His "I Have a Dream" Speech on the Lincoln Memorial Steps - National Mall - Washington, DC
3 Days of Favorites in the Nation's Capital

Morning The National Mall , home to many of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution , is a great place to start your day. See the magnificent jewels, dinosaurs and mammals on display at the National Museum of Natural History ; the airplanes and interactive flight simulators at the National Air...

@marcodip25 - Summer sunset on the National Mall in Washington, DC
12 Things to See & Do in Capitol Hill

It’s the center of the U.S. government, the center of the city and is a central hub for locals and visitors alike. Mini neighborhoods like Eastern Market and Barracks Row comprise Capitol Hill , highlighting its unique blend of federal and local diversions. Here are some great ways to explore the...

@leahshoup - U.S. Supreme Court - Things to See and Do on Capitol Hill
20+ Budget Friendly Date Ideas in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is quite the place to have a date night or romantic getaway. From its renowned dining scene to its majestic monuments, memorials and museums to its world-class hotels , Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in an excursion, including a wealth of experiences...

Budget Friendly Date Ideas in Washington, DC
7 Things to Do in Woodley Park

Originally developed as streetcar suburb or escape from DC’s legendary heat, Woodley Park stars historic appeal, leafy attractions like the National Zoo and a host of cool restaurants and bars.

Marilyn Monroe Mural in Woodley Park - Washington, DC
Discover Eastern Market’s Sights, Smells & Sounds

Nestled in the heart of historic Capitol Hill just north of Barracks Row, Eastern Market is a must-visit for lovers of fresh, locally sourced food and drink, and arts and crafts lovers. Designed to serve as the neighborhood town center, this popular community hub has attracted an eclectic group of...

Eastern Market on Capitol Hill - Indoor Market and Food Hall in Washington, DC
8 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