Washington DC Travel Blog
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 […]
Time:11:30am & 2:30pm
Location: 3333 14th Street, NW Washington, DC.
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!
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 pieces […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Monuments, memorials and museums, oh my! Most folks know all about the people, places and things that make Washington DC famous. But there are some unique, quirky and interesting facts that many have never heard. Here they are for you to enjoy, feel free to quiz your friends.
1. Not every president has lived in the […]