Top 10 Things to do in DC

Explore the National Mall, a sprawling park that is home to many of the city’s most famous monuments and memorials.


Visit the National Mall

Key highlights include the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, and the National Museum of Natural History.


Tour the Smithsonian Museums

Take a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol, the seat of the United States Congress. The tour includes a visit to the Rotunda, the National Statuary Hall, and the Crypt.


Explore the U.S. Capitol

While tours of the White House require advance planning and are limited, you can still visit the White House Visitor Center, which offers exhibits on the history of the residence and its occupants.


Discover the White House

Pay your respects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a poignant tribute to those who served and lost their lives in the Vietnam War.


Reflect at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Wander through the historic neighborhood of Georgetown, known for its cobblestone streets, boutique shops, vibrant dining scene, and the picturesque Georgetown Waterfront.


Stroll Through Georgetown

Explore the vast collection of European and American art at the National Gallery of Art. The museum is split between the West Building, which houses classical art, and the East Building, which features modern and contemporary works.


Visit the National Gallery of Art

Take a scenic walk around the Tidal Basin, especially beautiful during the cherry blossom season in spring.


Walk Along the Tidal Basin

Visit the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress. The Thomas Jefferson Building is particularly stunning, with its grand architecture and beautiful interiors.


Experience the Library of Congress

Spend a day at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, home to over 2,700 animals from 390 species. Highlights include the Giant Panda exhibit and the Asian Elephant Trails.


Explore the National Zoo

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