Explore and play in America’s capital city! Immerse yourself in American history in the cultural hotspot that has it all. Washington D.C. is full of museums, memorials, nightlife, tours, sports and more! You do not want to miss out on everything this city has to offer!
The monuments and memorials are a core part of the city, and offer a lot of historical information. Surrounding the National Mall are popular memorials such as the Lincoln Memorial, World War I and World War II Memorials, the Washington Monument and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Round out your monumental visit with a tour of the White House, a visit to the Library of Congress or a picture of the Capitol Building.
Between visits at the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument, stop by a Smithsonian and see a model of the airplane Amelia Earhart was piloting when she mysteriously vanished or the original Kermit the Frog puppet. The Smithsonian Institution has many museums, spread throughout Washington D.C. (and beyond!) Additionally, the National Zoo is a part of the Smithsonian Institution. All Smithsonian’s, including the zoo, have free entry.
Beyond the Smithsonian’s, there are many other enjoyable museums in the city. The International Spy Museum is popular with visitors of all ages, and offers interactive spy missions. Accept your mission as the “Spy in the City,” and be challenged in a fun way to tour the city while you work to complete your covert operation! Other popular museums are the Newseum, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Museums not your thing? No worries! Washington D.C. is a beautiful and diverse city that offers more than just a unique learning experience. The beautiful capital has great dining and shopping experiences as well as an active night scene.
CityCenterDC is D.C.’s newest shopping destination specifically designed for shopaholics and fashionistas alike. Those seeking retail therapy might rejoice in a trip to The Shops at Georgetown Park. You can also enjoy a shopping spree at Union Station; with over 130 stores, you’re sure to find just what you need. Farmer’s markets and vintage boutiques are also popular throughout the city.
D.C. offers unique dining experiences such combining bowling and bocce with a meal from an American Bistro at Pinstripes, or live entertainment from around the world with a gourmet meal at The Hamilton. After your meal, enjoy a drink from a rooftop bar such as ADC or CityBar, and take in the gorgeous city skyline.
It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit; you’ll likely find one of Washington’s many sports teams in season. Football, soccer, baseball, basketball or hockey – there’s a sports team for everyone in D.C.! Catch a game while you’re in the city, and be sure to root for the home team!