Washington DC

Washington DC Attractions

Potomac River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 537 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From its source in West Virginia to where it empties out in Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River is an area rich in American history, so much that’s often called "the Nation’s River." George ...  Read more

Mount Vernon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 398 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A visit to George Washington's Virginia home, Mount Vernon, is an easy escape from Washington D.C. – one that the president himself enjoyed. It's also a journey through history: the country estate ...  Read more

National Air and Space Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1525 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Each year, eight million people visit the cavernous halls of the National Air and Space Museum, for this popular Smithsonian museum is one of the best for kids of all ages, full of interactivity ...  Read more

Lafayette Square

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

This seven-acre public park, named in 1824 for a French marquis who fought in America’s Revolutionary War, is surrounded by some of D.C.’s most historically significant buildings. In addition to the ...  Read more

Georgetown

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Fronting the Potomac River, Georgetown is an evocative neighborhood, combining the most elegant, wedding-cake exterior décor of Washington D.C. with a genuine sense of lived-in bustle. The ...  Read more

Freedom Park

This two-block-long elevated linear park in Rosslyn, Virginia, formerly a freeway overpass, was once a monument to the First Amendment; in 2008, though, all of its significant artworks were removed ...  Read more

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Park and Marsh

At its peak bloom from late May to early September, this Anacostia River wetland full of lotuses, lilies and forest wildflowers is accessible either by boardwalks or – only at high tide - by canoe or ...  Read more

National Portrait Gallery

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One half of the Smithsonian’s Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture (along with the adjacent American Art Museum), the National Portrait Gallery was established by a 1962 Act of ...  Read more

National Zoological Park

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Part of the Smithsonian, the 163-acre National Zoo (as it’s most often called) is home to 2,000 individual animals of 400 species. Most famous for its Giant Panda Habitat and breeding program (which ...  Read more

Rock Creek Park

Stretching over nine miles long and one mile across through the center of the city, this 1,754-acre forest park is one of the most distinctive and beloved features of Washington, D.C. Encompassing a ...  Read more

U.S. National Arboretum

Established by Congress in 1927, the federally sponsored Arboretum is dedicated to breeding and fostering plants for different locales around the United States. Set a little over two miles from the ...  Read more

United States Botanic Garden

Set one block southwest of the U.S. Capitol Building, this indoor-outdoor garden was first proposed by former farmer George Washington as a museum dedicated to teaching America about the importance ...  Read more

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