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District of Columbia Attractions

If you're ready to explore District of Columbia, join one of the top tours & day trips on offer, and let a friendly expert show you the most popular tourist attractions. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our top 304 fun activities in District of Columbia are also worth browsing through.

Things to Do in District of Columbia with Kids

There are loads of awesome experiences in District of Columbia that the entire gang will love. Here are some of the best family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in District of Columbia

Leave your purse in the hotel. It's easy to have fun in District of Columbia without surrendering a cent.

Freer museum - Filled with fascinating displays and objects, this place is a paradise for minds that thirst for knowledge.

District of Columbia Arts Center - Spend a little time here and learn more about the artistic and cultural side of the region.

Bundy Playground - Let the kids have a good time or release your own inner child — this place was made for fun.

Upshur Pool - A swimsuit and a lighthearted mood are all that's needed for a splashing good time here.

Farragut Square - Take in the innovation and design of this impressive example of modernistic architecture.

Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives - Soak up some of the intriguing history of the area through this attraction.

Dupont Circle - Mingle with some local people and discover the true character and spirit of this place.

Turquoise Lake - Shut your eyes and draw a deep breath — nothing beats being by the water for some calm and relaxation.

D.C. Chamber of Commerce - Stop here and discover the significance of this place to the community.

Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church - Spend a moment in meditation or prayer at this revered place of worship.

Pillsbury State Park - Let the natural surrounds here revitalize your mind.

McPherson Square - Grab your rug, pick up a snack and find a cozy area to be at one with nature.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in District of Columbia on a sunny day?

When the weather is fine, these experiences are impossible to resist:

What to do in District of Columbia on a rainy day?

There's no need to splish and splash your way through a rainy day when there are so many terrific indoor activities on offer:

What is District of Columbia famous for?

Pack some comfortable shoes because there are lots of iconic attractions you won't want to miss:

  • White House
  • Washington Monument
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • United States Capitol

What should I not miss in District of Columbia?

If you'd like to experience the best of this destination, pencil these attractions into your itinerary:

  • Capital One Arena
  • Georgetown University
  • Smithsonians National Zoo
  • Nationals Park

Are there cheap things to do in District of Columbia?

If you're vacationing on a smaller budget, add these inexpensive activities and tours to your agenda:

What can you do in District of Columbia for free?

Your time away in District of Columbia needn't send you broke with free attractions like these to keep you busy:

  • Lincoln Memorial
  • United States Capitol
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial