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Washington DC

4.6
Monuments · Specialty Museums · Government Buildings
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums. The city now boasts shopping, dining, and nightlife options befitting one of the world's major cities. Practically every visitor ends up on the centrally located 3 km (2 mi) long stretch of parkland holding the nation's finest monuments, as well as the world-famous Smithsonian Institution. To experience the true spirit of this vibrant metropolis and get away from neoclassical memorials for a little while, mingle with the locals at one of the city's trendy bars or restaurants. Customize your holiday with our United States trip planner to create an adventure that suits you.
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Popular things to do in Washington DC

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Specialty Museum
National Air and Space Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
National Gallery of Art
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Natural History Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Washington DC

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Religious Site
Washington National Cathedral
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Tidal Basin
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The National Archives Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
National Portrait Gallery
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Washington DC

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Casino
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Arlington
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Battlefield
Gettysburg National Military Park Gettysburg
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Washington DC

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Zoo
National Zoological Park
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
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Military Museum
Rock Creek Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
National Building Museum
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Water Park
Georgetown Waterfront Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Washington DC

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History Museum
National Museum of American History
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
International Spy Museum
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
National Museum of African American History and Culture
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
National Museum of the American Indian
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Washington DC

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Historic Walking Area
National Mall
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Georgetown University
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
President Lincoln's Cottage
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

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