Category: Attractions; Free Things to Do in DC

One Day & Night in Washington DC

Imagine you only have one day to experience the Nation’s Capital. What should you see? How would you see it? Washington DC is a city of vistas. Because buildings in the Nation’s Capital may not exceed the height of that pointy obelisk, the Washington Monument, there is no interruption to the city’s panoramic skyline. From…

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Ten Reasons to Visit DC Now

  Spring has sprung and there’s a lot more to see in Washington DC than cherry blossoms and monuments. Enjoying nature’s beauty is one reason to visit Washington; another is to catch some colorful events and fascinating exhibits at DC’s museums. Now, really is the perfect time to visit the Nation’s Capital. The US National…

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Why You Need to Visit the US National Arboretum This Spring

It’s just around the corner—arguably Washington’s most beautiful season—spring! And there’s no better place to take in the wonders of the Mid-Atlantic’s bounty of color than the National Arboretum. The U.S. National Arboretum is a living, breathing museum consisting of 446 acres of land bordering the Anacostia River in Washington DC. A staff of scientists and educators, along…

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Seven Family-Friendly Parks To Explore This Fall Around the D.C. Area

My friend Rachel Cooper (from AboutDC.com) and I are working hard on a guidebook entitled 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington DC. We are updating a classic book that is beloved by local hiking enthusiasts, but was published in 2007. We have updated original author Paul Elliot’s list of hikes and added new family-friendly hikes. Here’s a preview of trails…

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How to Tour The White House

It’s not hard to get a tour of the White House if you have flexibility with dates and times. You must apply through your local Congressional representative’s office, and it’s absolutely free. Here’s how to set up a tour of the White House and what you’ll see inside and outside. When I applied to visit…

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