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Filled with world-renowned museums as well as numerous prominent monuments and memorials, Washington, D.C. attracts millions of visitors each year. Tour guides often recommend similar lists of things to see and do. If you are looking for something different and off the beaten path, try one or more of these sites that typically fly under […]

With its amphibious capabilities, DC Ducks is the best way to see our nation’s capital both on and off the water. The tour takes you from Union Station through the streets of downtown D.C. and into the Potomac River. But wait—if you don’t Instagram the sites, did your trip to D.C. really happen? Here’s your […]

Designed by the renowned architect Daniel Burnham, Union Station is an iconic Beaux Arts-style landmark that has served the nation’s capital for over 100 years. In addition to Amtrak trains, the intermodal depot is the focal point of commuter rail lines along with the local bus and subway system. Situated near the U.S. Capitol, the […]

Centrally located on the National Mall, the National Museum of Natural History is the third most-visited museum in the world. Featuring one-of-a-kind artifacts like the supposedly cursed 45.52-carat Hope Diamond, it is also the world’s most-visited natural history museum. Covering more than 1.3 million square feet, the museum houses a collection totaling more than 126 […]

One of the most famous landmarks in the world, the 19th-century Neoclassical-style U.S. Capitol attracts millions of people each year. The building’s majestic cast-iron dome, adorned by the bronze Statue of Freedom, soars 285 feet into the air. In addition to the Legislative Branch of the federal government, the Capitol also houses unique and valuable […]

In 1791, Pierre Charles L’Enfant had a vision for a garden-lined, grand avenue that would be 1 mile in length and run between the US Capitol and an equestrian statue of George Washington. And while his original vision did not quite come to fruition, L’Enfant’s ideas were considered in the development of what we now […]

The nation’s capital is one of the most popular places to visit in the United States. It is filled with museums, historic architecture, parks and playgrounds as well as restaurants offering a variety of menus. Whether planning a quick getaway or an extended family vacation, consider the following list of things to do this summer […]

A visit to Washington DC is nothing short of fascinating. If you’re traveling to the nation’s capital for the first time, you are no doubt looking forward to all the history, points of interest and popular attractions. However, planning the perfect vacation to this large city can be a little bit daunting. Here are 6 things to […]

A worldwide symbol of freedom and democracy, the White House was built in 1792 and is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. Its iconic Neoclassical style façade is the most recognizable aspect of the 55,000 square foot building that houses 132 rooms. A striking landmark with limited access to […]

Our nation’s capital is known for its striking monuments and memorials and the many iconic places and events that have shaped our country. The story of our country unfolds in these tributes and celebrations to our forefathers and visionary leaders and offer visitors to the city a view into where it all began. Here’s a […]