Now anyone, anywhere, can experience the history and art of the White House via the online virtual tour or in person after submitting a tour request through one's ...
Yes! You can visit the White House. You can't take pictures and you need to leave most of your belongings in the car and go through a lengthy security process, but once inside it's worth it. You must email your request months ahead of your visit, so plan early!
Get Tickets. Reserve advance tickets or get free, same-day tickets in person to visit the Washington Monument. Read More
You need to have tickets for the Washington Memorial, but they are totally free. Make sure you show up early so you get some, as they are limited. You can head off and do other stuff and come back once you have them.
Features exhibits on geology, biology, and natural history, as well as an IMAX theater.
Established by Congress in 1820, the United States Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in North America. Since 1849 the Garden has been located at the eastern ...
You will be hard-pressed to find a better botanical garden anywhere, especially for free. You'll see medicinal plants, butterfly attractors, ponds, fountains, desert plants, tropical plants and more. There's even an indoor rainforest. Great activity for rainy days as well, as the majority of it is indoors.
National Mall App. This is the Official National Park Service app for the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Read More
The building and reflecting pool are a sight to see. This is one of the most popular spots in DC and you can see why when you visit. Explore the outside of the building, grab a bite to eat across the street in the park and take time to appreciate the engraved quotes from Lincoln inside.
Historic train station housing numerous tourist shops and an upscale shopping mall.
You don't have to go anywhere to explore Union Station and it's beautiful architecture. There are many eateries and shops inside as well.
Washington, DC's farmers' markets offer traditional fare like fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses, along with seafood, arts and crafts.
Free to roam, but you can grab a cheap meal while you browse too. If you're staying where you can prepare meals, pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables (and maybe some meats, cheese and bread as well).