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Washington DC Attractions Summer Spotlight 2012

By July 24, 2012

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Washington DC has so many amazing attractions to explore that sometimes it can be overwhelming. So, here are a few that are particularly great to check out this summer.
  • National Building Museum - Play a round of mini-golf in air-conditioned comfort. $5 per round per person. Golf holes are inspired by the world that people design and build, created by area architects, construction firms, and others who influence the built environment. Don't overlook one of the city's lesser known attractions. The building is one of the most beautiful in Washington and houses interesting exhibits relating to architecture. 401 F Street NW Washington, DC. (through Labor Day)

  • National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden - Located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, the beautifully landscaped informal garden has 17 major sculptures on display by internationally renowned artists. During the summer on Friday evenings, jazz musicians entertain visitors by the reflecting pool at Jazz in the Garden.

  • Monuments and Memorials -During the summer months, the best time to visit Washington DC's most iconic attractions is at night when the temperatures are cooler. Enjoy the moonlit sky and take in some awesome views.

  • U.S. Botanic Garden - Located on the National Mall, the garden is free and features permanent exhibits indoors in the Conservatory (great for a retreat from warm temperatures). It houses collections of plants from around the world and showcases orchids, medicinal, economic, endangered and Jurassic plants.

  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts - The region's top outdoor concert venue offers a wide range of concerts including pop, country, folk and blues, orchestra, dance, opera. Special family-friendly performances are held on Tuesday through Saturday mornings.
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