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Fun Holiday Things To Do in Washington

Washington, D.C. has so much to offer, that one wonders how long you truly need to take it all in. Sure, there are the monuments and museums, but the nation's capital is also home to parks and gardens, a vibrant nightlife and historic suburbs.

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December 2012 in Washington, D.C.

The holidays in Washington are something special. From the National Christmas Tree to ice sculptures made from 2 million pounds of ice.

Inauguration Galas and Balls 2013

Many of the state societies in Washington will hold black-tie Inauguration parties before and after President Obama's swearing in on January 21, 2013. Tickets are already being sold for some. This guide will give you all the fun and exciting details.

Best Hotels for Inauguration 2013

Several Washington area hotels have already filled up for Inauguration weekend. But here is a listing of several that still have rooms available.

Thanksgiving Weekend 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Thanksgiving is all about family, food, and feeling thankful. If you’ll be in the nation’s capital for Thanksgiving weekend, you’ll have no shortage of fun things to do. You can see sharks get fed, hear a TV star sing Frank Sinatra tunes, watch the latest James Bond movie on an IMAX screen, and see a parade along Pennsylvania Avenue.

DC Improv

Washington, D.C., isn’t exactly known as being a funny city. But luckily there’s the DC Improv to bring some laughs to the nation’s capital. The DC Improv is a small comedy club and restaurant that has drawn some of the biggest names in comedy since 1992, including Dave Chapelle, Jim Breuer, Kevin Nealon, and Tommy Davidson.

Presidential Inauguration 2013

No matter who gets elected to the White House, witnessing the inaugural swearing-in ceremony is an honor. The next presidential inauguration is Jan. 21, 2013, where either Gov. Mitt Romney will stand on the podium for the first time or President Barack Obama gets sworn in for his second term. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about getting tickets or just being a spectator. You'll also learn about the actual ceremony.

November 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Washington will be the place to be in November as the elections come to a close and Thanksgiving brings families and friends together. Some Washington events include large cooking shows, election lectures, photo exhibits, and turkey trots.

Museum and National Zoo Sleepovers

Did you know you could spend the night at the museum? Or how about cozy up to the animals of the National Zoo? The Smithsonian has two sleepover programs for families and adults.

Bike and boat rentals in Washington

Washington offers some great water views. But it’s even better to see the city from the water. There are several spots around the region where boats and bikes can be rented hourly or by the day to enjoy the waterways that surround the city.

October 2012 - Washington, D.C.

October in Washington is a great time of year to visit. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing. The 2012 calendar has lots on tap from trick or treating at the National Zoo to Hispanic Heritage Month activities. Here’s a listing of some of what’s going on. Check back often for updates.

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