Washington DC Travel Blog

Things You Should Know Before Visiting Washington DC

Washington DC is America’s capital city. Known as ‘The Federal City’ or ‘The District’, the area nestled between Maryland and Virginia is home to the President, Congress, the Supreme Court and millions of people. The city, broken into quadrants instead of grids, is officially south of the Mason-Dixon line putting it in the southern portion […]

First Sunday Arts Festival

July 2, 2017

Between May and October, Annapolis, Maryland, hosts its First Sunday Arts Festival on Calvert and West Street. This street festival offers arts and crafts booths, live entertainment and café dining. With free admission, this weekend event brings in a combined 45,000 visitors annually. West St & Calvert St, Annapolis, MD

15 Instagrammable Spots in D.C.

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 guide […]

Ultimate Guide to Union Station

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 […]

Three Kings Day Celebration

January 6, 2016

Time:11:30am & 2:30pm

Location: 3333 14th Street, NW Washington, DC.

Contact: 202-234-7174.

Don’t miss GALA’s traditional Three Kings celebration, featuring the Magi, live animals, local performers, a walk through the neighborhood, and gifts for every child. Free for the entire family!

The National Museum of Natural History

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 […]

Ultimate Guide to the U.S. Capitol

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 pieces […]

Ultimate Guide To The National Mall

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 […]

Ultimate Guide To The Cherry Blossom Festival

If you’re planning a trip to Washington DC this Spring, you’re in for a real treat because it’s this time of year that the cherry blossom trees surrounding the tidal basin are in bloom. These magnificent trees are a sight to behold-creating a burst of bright pink hues that cast a rosy reflection on the […]

Complete Guide To National Monuments In Washington DC

In a city brimming with history, the iconic command center for our nation, the everlasting tributes to generations of leaders and visionaries draw visitors from all over the world. While there is so much to see and participate in when visiting Washington DC, no one single attraction or site is quite as compelling as the […]