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Washington, D.C. Today
Classically majestic and stunningly beautiful, the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court stand at the heart of Washington, D.C. They... Read more
Top Things to Do in Washington, D.C.
Home of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the marble Capitol is an architectural marvel filled with frescoes and statues. Tours begin... Read more
Washington, D.C. with Kids
D.C. is filled with kid-friendly attractions. These sights are sure winners:... Read more
What the Locals Do in Washington, D.C.
To get a sense for D.C. as the locals know it, try these experiences.... Read more
Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.
For thrifty visitors, D.C. can be a dream come true. All the Smithsonian museums and national memorials are free, as are many other museums—too... Read more
Sightseeing Tours in Washington, D.C.
If ever there was a "do it yourself" city, it's D.C. The Metro system is safe and easy to navigate and most of the major sights and museums are... Read more
A Black History Walk of Washington, D.C.
A walk along U Street and the eastern rim of Adams Morgan gives a taste of D.C. that most tourists never get. This tour through "Black Broadway"... Read more
I Heart Lincoln Walk
President Abraham Lincoln spent the final four years of his life in the nation's capital. During his time here, he left a lasting imprint on... Read more
A History of Georgetown
The area that would come to be known as George (after George II), then George Towne, and finally Georgetown was part of Maryland when it was... Read more
D.C.'s Museum Shops
Would someone in your life love a replica of the Hope diamond? It's waiting for you at the gift shop in the National Museum of Natural History... Read more
How Laws Are Made
Amid the grand marble halls of the Capitol building, members of Congress and their aides are busy crafting the country's policies. It's not a... Read more
Five Great Nightlife Experiences
9:30 Club: The best live music venue in D.C., the club showcases new and legendary performers from across the nation.... Read more
Free Events in Washington, D.C.
The abundance of freebies in Washington extends to the arts. Highlights among the no-charge events include:... Read more
Five Great Outdoor Experiences in DC
Bird-watch on Theodore Roosevelt Island: Take in the spectacular scenery at this tucked-away wildlife sanctuary.... Read more
The Mayflower Renaissance: Did You Know?
President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" in Room 776.... Read more
The Fairfax at Embassy Row: Did You Know?
The Fairfax at Embassy Row has a long connection to D.C. politics. Here are a few fun facts about the historic property.... Read more
D.C. is a notoriously transient town, with people hopping on and off the campaign trail on a moment's notice often leaving their apartments in... Read more
Shopping in Washington, D.C.
Eastern Market, Capitol Hill Area: Artists, musicians, farmers, and more make this beautifully restored market a feast for the senses. Most vendors... Read more
D.C.'s Party Animals: Lobbyists
Though currently plentiful, the lobbyist is a threatened species in Washington. Ironically, recent legislation and public awareness of the species... Read more
D.C.'s Party Animals: Legislators
The legislator's life cycle is one of migration, from its home state to Washington and back, during weekends, congressional recesses, and finally... Read more
Top Arts Experiences in Washington, D.C.
Arena Stage: Housed in a state-of-the-art, audience-friendly facility, Arena Stage offers innovative new American plays as well as classic plays... Read more
D.C.'s Party Animals: Interns
Migratory species, aged 16 to 25, present in the region in great abundance in summer.... Read more
D.C.'s Party Animals: Staffers
Prolific species endemic to the Washington area; similar species are present in state capitals throughout the country, but the Washington staffer... Read more
Late Night Dining in Washington, D.C.
Top off a night of barhopping with a stop at one of these delicious late-night haunts.... Read more
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