“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
– Abraham Lincoln
The White House is the most popular attraction in Washington, DC – and home to the nation’s President and his family. The nation’s capital offers visitors countless historical attractions, world-class art galleries and more museums than you can count! Many of the city’s museums, galleries, historical monuments and tours of government offices are free to the public.
Fun Washington, DC Attractions, City Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips
Washington DC is home to the Smithsonian – the world’s largest museum complex and research organization, featuring 19 museums, nine research centers and the National Zoo. Admission is free for all Smithsonian museums and the zoo.
Washington, DC Museums
Visit the National Air & Space Museum (the most visited museum in the world), Newseum (the world’s most interactive museum), International Spy Museum, National Museum of American History, American Art Museum, National Museum of African American History & Culture, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of the American Indian, National Portrait Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The White House, U.S. Capitol and the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives
Tour The White House, The U.S. Capitol and the Galleries of the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.
Washington DC Monuments and Memorials
Washington DC’s monuments an memorials include: Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, MLK Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, and the Washington Monument.
Other attractions include: The National Archives, Arlington National Cemetery, Supreme Court, Union Station – and the U.S. Botanic Garden (one of the nation’s oldest botanic gardens), featuring orchids and rare and endangered plants.
Day Trips to Mount Vernon and Gettysburg
Take a fun Day Trip to Mount Vernon – George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. Or venture off the beaten track with a Day Trip to Gettysburg and see where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
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The Best Time To Visit Washington, DC
Spring and Fall are the best times to visit Washington, D.C. when the temperatures are mild. Summer tends to be very hot and humid and winters are cold.
Cherry Blossom Festival
Springtime in Washington, D.C. is a beautiful time of the year – the Japanese cherry trees are usually in full bloom in late March or early April and the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing. Celebrations include Free Concerts in downtown parks, Fashion Shows, the Cherry Blossom Ball, an annual Marathon Race and the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.