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Things to Do in the Washington DC/Capital Region

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Here's everything you need to know about things to do in the Washington, DC area, including the District of Columbia and the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia. Find information on attractions, sightseeing, entertainment, shopping, special events, recreation, sports, and much more.
  1. Attractions for Kids
  2. Day Trips & Getaways
  3. Festivals & Special Events
  4. Food & Dining
  5. Holidays
  6. Museums
  1. Nightlife
  2. Parks & Outdoor Recreation
  3. Shopping
  4. Sightseeing
  5. Sports
  6. Theater, Music & Dance

Attractions for Kids

National Mall Carousel

The Washington, DC area has endless opportunities for kids. You'll find a variety of attractions, family programs, arts, sports, special events, enrichment programs, summer camps and more in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Day Trips & Getaways

The Washington, DC/Capital region offers a wonderful variety of day trips and weekend getaway destinations within a few hours drive. Plan a romantic weekend, a family getaway or a relaxing break from your regular routine.

Festivals & Special Events

The Washington, DC area hosts a wide variety of special events throughout the year. Find the dates, times and visiting tips for festivals and special events in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Please note that all dates and times will be updated as the information is made available.

Food & Dining

The Washington, DC area has a wonderful variety of restaurants featuring cuisine from all over the world. Learn about the best of the region, pre-theater dining options, outdoor dining, family friendly restaurants, sports bars and much more.

Holidays

Capitol Christmas Tree

Celebrate holidays, seasonal and special events in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Wonderful seasonal festivals are held throughout the year in the Washington, DC area. Please note that all dates and times will be updated as the information is made available.

Museums

National Museum of Natural History

Explore a wide variety of museums and see the world's most extensive collection of artifacts of history, science, art, space and more. Find information on the best museums in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Nightlife

The Washington, DC area has a wide variety of nightlife options. Find a range of places to socialize from casual bars to large nightclubs with dancing, music, and live entertainment.

Parks & Outdoor Recreation

East Potomac Park Golf Course

The Washington, DC area has a wonderful variety of parks with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Find the best places to enjoy the outdoors while walking, picnicking, relaxing and participating in sports activities.

Shopping

The Washington, DC area has a wide variety of places to shop, from large shopping malls to small neighborhood specialty stores.

Sightseeing

People come from all over the world to visit the monuments and museums on the National Mall. There are also many interesting places to explore throughout the Washington, DC/Capital region. Find information about sightseeing tours and visiting the major sites in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Sports

Washington Nationals

Sports enthusiasts of all ages enjoy a variety of professional and recreational sports in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Find information here about local sporting events and the best places to participate in a wide range of activities.

Theater, Music & Dance

The Washington DC area has a wide variety of arts and entertainment ranging from formal theaters to casual nightclubs. Find up-to-date information on arts and entertainment including performance arts, concerts, movies, and more.

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