10 Things to do in DC this Weekend


Explore the world-class Smithsonian museums, including the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, and the National Gallery of Art. Many of these museums offer free admission.


Visit the Smithsonian Museums

Take a stroll around the National Mall and visit iconic landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


Tour the National Monuments and Memorials

Spend a day at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, home to over 1,500 animals representing more than 300 species. Don't miss the giant pandas and the new Elephant Trails exhibit.


Explore the National Zoo

Catch a live performance at one of D.C.'s many theaters or performance venues. Check out what's playing at the Kennedy Center, Ford's Theatre, or the Shakespeare Theatre Company.


Attend a Live Performance

Browse the stalls at Eastern Market, one of the oldest continually operating public markets in the United States. You'll find fresh produce, handmade crafts, antiques, and more.


Shop at Eastern Market

Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Potomac River and see D.C.'s famous landmarks from a different perspective. Several companies offer sightseeing cruises with commentary on the city's history and architecture.


Take a River Cruise

Take a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol Building and learn about the history and workings of the U.S. Congress. Be sure to explore the Capitol Visitor Center and its exhibits.


Visit the United States Capitol

Spend some time exploring the historic neighborhood of Georgetown, known for its charming streets, shops, and restaurants


Explore Georgetown

If the weather is nice, take advantage of D.C.'s outdoor spaces. Rent a bike and ride along the Capital Crescent Trail, have a picnic in Rock Creek Park, or go for a hike at Great Falls Park.


Enjoy Outdoor Activities

Experience D.C.'s vibrant food scene by dining at one of the city's many acclaimed restaurants.


Dine at a Local Restaurant

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