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Top Attractions in Washington DC 1. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History 12,205 reviews See 35 Experiences Museums 2. National Museum of African American History and Culture
- National Zoological Park. 4,471 reviews. "Orangutans that can cross the pedestrian path high over head and giant pandas strolling through their enclosure made this a particularly memorable visit."
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. 5,885 reviews. "It is an inviting, tranquil refuge (shaded, water features, plenty of areas to sit by the reflecting pond) where you can learn about FDR, WWII, and a troubled nation."
- International Spy Museum. 5,384 reviews. "I had forgotten about the interactive aspect of choosing a secret identity as a spy and memorizing the cover story, and I was glad to see that ages and ethnicities ranged so anyone could readily find a reasonable..."
- Renwick Gallery. 1,118 reviews. "It is small museum, directly across from the White House so be sure to stop in every time you are in the area." "The current exhibit, "Burning Man" is extraordinary because it is temporary art made for art's sake."
Best Things To Do in Washington, D.C. Tours & Sightseeing. Attracting millions of people each year, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum contains a... Cultural & Theme Tours. Designed to replicate the three-tiered crowns found in Yoruban art from West Africa, with... Cruises, Sailing & ...
You can find all the best things to do right here in DC, from concerts and cultural events to American history, free attractions and so much more. It’s easy to ride the Metro or hop on a bike and explore all that the nation’s capital has to offer.
- Washington Monument and the National Mall. Memorial. Share. Map View. Washington Monument. Book Now. The National Mall is one of the most picturesque areas of the city, highlighted by the towering Washington Monument in the center, and lined with several commemorative monuments.
- The U.S. Capitol. Building. Share. Map View. US Capitol. Book Now. Take a guided tour of the legendary building that houses the American legislature. The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center has a ton of information about the history and the operations of this house of government.
- Library of Congress. Library. Share. Map View. Library of Congress | © Powhusku / Flickr. Book Now. The largest library in the world and one of the most prestigious, the stunning Library of Congress sits in three buildings and houses over 160 million items.
- U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Memorial, Museum. Share. Map View. U.S. Holocaust Museum | © NCinDC / Flickr. Book Now. Adjacent to the National Mall, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum provides somber and deep documentation and interpretation of Holocaust history.
These are one of Washington's greatest attractions when they bloom each spring, surrounding the basin with a cloud of pink flowers and celebrated with the Cherry Blossom Festival. Along the Cherry Tree Walk around the Tidal Basin, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial reflects twelve years of American History through four outdoor rooms.
Attractions. Discover all the best attractions in Washington, DC. Neighborhood. Neighborhood. Anacostia. Brookland. Capitol Hill. Capitol Riverfront. Columbia Heights.
Washington, DC is in Phase Two of reopening, which allows select attractions, museums and restaurants to open for business. Get the latest information about DC's reopening status, follow the safety standards set by the city and by each business and discover exciting things to do.
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The coronavirus pandemic and the DC Mayor's stay-at-home order, which has been extended to May 15, has affected events, attractions and other businesses throughout the Washington, DC area. While many in-person events have been impacted, local businesses, museums and attractions are hosting virtual events during weekdays and weekends. Destination DC is committed to providing travelers with the most up-to-date information about traveling to the cityto ensure the health and safety of visitors. Please find information below about event and festival cancellations and other closures. Updated as of April 17 at 10 a.m.National Mall and Memorial Parks - National Park Service (NPS) has suspended Washington Monument elevator tours and has launched traffic control measures to discourage visitation of the cherry blos...