Beyond the traditional DC attractions — the Smithsonian museums, the US Capitol, the monuments — you'll find fresh food, arts and nightlife scenes.
You can spend your morning perusing the city's cache of farmers' markets and contemporary exhibits and your afternoon taking in the scenery from the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument before catching a show at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
If you plan to visit at the end of March and into April, don't miss wandering along the Tidal Basin, where you'll find thousands of pink cherry blossoms bursting into bloom, not to mention excellent conditions for exploring the city's outdoor spaces and museums.
Places to see:
- Lincoln Memorial
- Korea and Vietnam War Memorials
- The Tidal Basin
- Washington National Cathedral
- National Gallery of Art
- Holocaust Memorial
- National Air and Space Museum
- Natural History Museum
- Kennedy Center
- White House and Washington Monument
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