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Washington DC

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Monuments · Specialty Museums · Government Buildings

Popular things to do in Washington DC

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Things to do in Washington DC include tours of some of America's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums--including Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The city also boasts ample shopping, dining, and nightlife options. On a guided walking tour, you'll get to know its popular landmarks, such as the White House and Lincoln Memorial. The invaluable collections of National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery draw art lovers. When you get tired of sightseeing, relax by the water at Tidal Basin, or take a side trip to Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and test your luck.

Hidden gems in Washington DC

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Side trips from Washington DC

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Kid-friendly things to do in Washington DC

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Historic Sites in Washington DC

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