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Washington, D.C. Today
Outwardly serene and classically beautiful, the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court stand at the heart of Washington, D.C. They are... 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. in the Movies
In the Line of Fire. A Secret Service agent (Clint Eastwood) tries to protect the president from a psychopathic assassin (John Malkovich). Eastwood's... Read more
Washington, D.C. with Kids
D.C. is filled with kid-friendly attractions. These sights are sure winners:... Read more
What Locals Do in Washington, D.C.
If you want to "go native" and 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 the thrifty at heart, 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
Happy Hour in Washington, D.C.
At 6 pm on weekday evenings, many bars in D.C. are hopping as if it's Saturday night. The happy-hour culture here is vibrant, as government employees... 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
Washington, D.C. Black History Walk
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
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
Free Arts 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 Arts Experiences
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: Staffers
Prolific species endemic to the Washington area; similar species are present in state capitals throughout the country, but the Washington staffer... 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.'s Party Animals: Lobbyists
Though currently plentiful, the lobbyist is a threatened species in Washington. Ironically, recent legislation about and public awareness of... 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
The Lowdown on Late-Night Eats
Top off a night of barhopping with a stop at one of these delicious late-night haunts.... 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
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