Category: Attractions; Free Things to Do in DC

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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