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February in Washington, DC
February in Washington, DC is still a bit on the chilly side. If you are visiting the District during this month, you will want to check-out this guide to find out want to pack and and all the fun happenings you can enjoy will visiting our nation's capital in February.
Try Shuttles to and from the Airport in...
Shuttle Services are an economical way to get to and from DC airports and train stations. Here is a list of some of popular and convenient ground services.
Facts About the US Capitol
The US Capitol is one of the most visited federal buildings in Washington, DC. Visitors will enjoy some of the trivia and facts about the Capitol.
Top Ten Reasons to Visit Washington, DC
Washington, DC is filled both politics and history and if you are wondering what to see when you visit DC or need a reason to visit the nation's capital, then read this guide to the top en reasons to visit Washington, DC.
March in Washington, DC
Winter is still lingering but Spring is just around the corner. Find out all the fun stuff you can do in Washington during March.
Valentine's Day Romance in Washington, DC
Valentine's Day Romance in Washington, DC. Find unique ways to celebrate your Valentine with custom decorated cupcakes, Woo at the Zoo, and luxury hotel get aways. Valentine's Day is Sunday, February 14, 2010.
Start Planning Your June Visit to Washington, DC
June is a great month to visit the District. As the weather warms up and summer debuts Washington, DC you will want to know what to pack and where to go during your visit to America's capitalJU.
Where to Stay in Washington, DC
Where is the best place to stay in DC? is a question that has many answers depending on who you ask. Find out what hotel is most kid-friendly, most romantic, best service and more.
Shopping in Friendship Heights
There’s shopping and then there’s serious, whip out the gold card type of shopping. That’s what you’ll find in the Friendship Heights section of Washington. It’s far up Wisconsin Avenue, almost to the Maryland border. But it’s a nice, quiet enclave of high-end shops and great places to eat. This is not your cheesy souvenir type of shopping.
Trip Planning Tip – Visit Washington But...
You don’t have to stay in Washington to enjoy Washington. A budget-conscious traveler will make out just as well staying in one of the suburbs that hug the nation’s capital from its north and south.
Shopping in Clarendon, Arlington, VA
The Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Va., has gone through a huge transformation over the last few years, going from a sleepy business center just outside of Washington to now a mix of homes, shops, and eateries. It’s a great little Northern Virginia suburb to visit for an afternoon or even a night out. Plus it’s in close proximity to other Arlington hot spots like Courthouse and Ballston. And you won’t be venturing too far outside of Washington.
Scandals in Washington, DC
Washington, DC is filled with tales of sex and politics. Find out where some of the most famous politicians earned their notoriety.
May in DC
May is a great month to visit Washington. We have everything from wine festivals and outdoor movies to Memorial Day parades and embassy tours. The weather can be a mix of hot, humid temperatures, as well as colder, rainy days. So bring a good variety of clothes, a light jacket and an umbrella. Here are some of the fun things happening in DC in May.
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.
Washington DC Travel Apps
There’s all kinds of apps to make life easier. The hard part is figuring out which ones are worth the download. Here are a few for smartphones and tablets that can make your visit to Washington a little easier.
Georgetown Shopping Guide
Georgetown shopping, restaurants & bars are a favorite among visitors. Learn more about what to expect from Georgetown and where to shop.
National Museum of Natural History - A...
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution. A favorite for kids of all ages, the National Museum of Natural History offers exhibits such as dinosaur skeletons, ant farms, the Sant Ocean Hall, gems and rocks—including the Hope Diamond, and a wonderful Butterfly Pavilion.
Five Things You Don't Know About Washington, DC
Washington, DC is probably the most affordable place in the U.S. when it comes to vacation. Almost all of the museums, memorials, monuments and places of note, are free to tour. Learn more.
A Stroll Around The Tidal Basin
No area of Washington is more iconic than the 2.1-mile stroll around the Tidal Basin. Not only is it the home of the springtime Cherry Blossoms but it’s also home to the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Make sure your cameras are ready.
Airlines Serving Washigton Dulles International
This is a complete list of airlines serving Washington Dulles International Airport
January in Washington, DC
January can be the coldest month in Washington, DC and this site will help you plan what to pack, events to attend and offers things to consider when visiting the District in the winter.
10 Money-Saving Tips for a DC Trip
Travel is so expensive. But Washington has some of the cheapest and most interesting attractions to see. All of the Smithsonian’s museums are free; several venues offer free concerts and movies; and the Metro system allows for fairly affordable travel throughout the nation’s capital and nearby suburbs. So here are several ways to save while visiting Washington.
Outdoor Ice Skating in Washington, DC
Outdoor ice skating in Washington, DC is something the whole family can enjoy, and a great way to take in the City's sites and sounds.
Airlines Serving Reagan Washington National...
This is a complete list of airlines that fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
National Museum of the American Indian
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian opened its doors September 2004 and holds one of the world’s largest collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. You can’t miss the five-story, 250,000 square foot curvilinear building that was built on the last open space on the National Mall.
Butterfly Pavilion at the National Museum of...
The Butterfly Pavilion at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC is a great place to take the kids as they explore more than 400 butterfly species.
Movies Filmed or Set in Washington, DC
Washington, DC has been the setting of numerous movies, mini-series and television shows. Find out where Hollywood meets the Potomac.
What To Do Over Easter Weekend in Washington DC
What to do over Easter weekend in Washington, DC
The Newseum in Washington, DC
The Newseum in Washington, DC is an interactive museum that explores and highlights the role that different forms of media and photography have shaped our world news over five centuries. For information on exhibits, tickets, and parking check-out this article.
Cheap Accommodations in Washington, DC
Washington, DC has plenty of luxury hotels, but it also has hotel accommodations that will fit into the budget traveler's budget and this document provides you with five great options.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is located in Washington, DC.
Washington, DC Street Guide
Washington, DC street guide will help you navigate the streets of DC. Divided into quadrants, Washington, DC streets can be tricky to manuever, but once you understand how the city was designed, it will make finding your way, that much easier.
U.S. Botanic Garden
The U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. It has a wide variety of plants and trees and lots of explanations of how plants are used in everyday life. Its enclosed space also makes it a Washington attraction that can be visited throughout the year. Cold weather months are particularly enjoyable because of the warm temperature that the U.S. Botanic Garden is kept.
Taxi Fare Calculator for DC
Taxis are one of many ways to get around Washington, DC. This tip will help ensure that you don't get taken for a ride.
Mount Vernon – Home of President George...
Mount Vernon, home of President George Washington, is located just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. Mount Vernon is accessible by boat, bike or car and is a great experience for the whole family.
Top Five Washington DC Restaurants & Bars...
Washington, DC restaurants and bars serve up a mean margarita. Whether you want a frozen margarita or a margarita on the rocks, Washington, DC restaurants offer patrons many options.
Best Restaurants For Dessert in Washington, DC
A guide to the best restaurants in Washington, DC for desserts. Learn where the best places are to find your favorite sweet. Be it cupcakes, pie, ice cream or a souffle DC has some great places for dessert.
Celebrity Watching in DC
Hollywood is not the only place to spot celebrities. Actors, musicians and pro athletes make their way to Washington, D.C. for a lot of different reasons. Find out where you can spot them.
Black History Month in Washington, DC
Washington, DC has many events planned to celebrate Black History Month. Check out this list of fun things to do during the month.
Five Ways To See The Potomac River
Washington is not exactly known as a city on the water, but it actually sits on one of the largest rivers along the Atlantic coast: The Potomac River. It’s 383 statute miles long, making it the fourth largest river along the Atlantic and the 21st largest in the country. Unfortunately it’s not a river you’d want to swim in but there are plenty of other ways to enjoy it. Here are five suggestions.
How to Tour the U.S. Capitol Dome
How to tour the U.S. Capitol Dome is a visitor's guide to requesting a tour of the U.S. Capitol's dome. Tours are free and must be arranged through your congressional representatives' office.
Park Hyatt Washington, DC - A Luxury Hotel
Park Hyatt Washington, DC is located at 1201 24th St. NW Washington, DC 20037; 202-789-1234 a few blocks from Georgetown and is a luxury hotel. Park Hyatt is a favorite hotel among many visitors to the DC metro area.
Best Sandwich Shops in Washington, DC
Sandwich shops are located all around the District, but not all sandwich shops are created equal. Where are the best sandwich shops in DC? Best Sandwich Place, Earl's Sandwich, Wagshals and more.
The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC is a living memorial and tribute to JFK and his legacy as an advocate for the performing arts. The center offers visitors an opportunity to see ballet, opera, orchestrial, and stage performances.
July 4th in Washington, D.C.
The nation's capital is one of the best places to celebrate Independence Day. Between July 4th fireworks with the Washington Monument as a back-drop, and a patriotic parade down Constitution Avenue, visitors will not be bored.
Cost Saving Tips for Eating Out in Washington, DC
One of the most expensive budget items on a Washington, DC vacation can be the food you consume eating out. Just how expensive?
Octagon House and Museum - Washington, DC
The Octagon House and Museum in Washington, DC is located at 18th St. and New York Ave. NW. Find out how to arrange a tour and see the oldest museum in the U.S. devoted to architecture.
Valentine's Day in Washington
Despite being a place where some serious work takes place, Washington can be a pretty romantic city. If you happen to be in the nation’s capital for Valentine’s Day 2011, consider some of these options for a romantic weekend.
Stuff To Do In April In DC
April is one of the best months to see D.C. The crowds have not yet made their way here but there's still a lot to do. The Cherry Blossoms are still in bloom at the beginning of the month and other types of blossoms are making their entrance.
National Mall in Washington, DC
The National Mall is a national park in downtown Washington, DC. It extends from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol grounds, past the Jefferson Memorial to Constitution Avenue.
Frederick Douglass House
Frederick Douglass, the famous abolitionist and orator, spent the last 17 years of his life living in a house in Washington called Cedar Hill. The home that he lived in with his children and first and second wives is off the beaten path of most major Washington attractions but it’s well worth a visit.
Walking Tour of Walt Whitman's Washington, DC
This step will provide directions from the Willard Hotel to the Hotel Washington. Page 7.
A Guide to the Dupont Circle Neighborhood in...
Dupont Circle refers to the neighborhood surrounding the Dupont Traffic Circle and is an ecletic and vibrant neighborhood in Washington, DC. Shopping, dining and sight seeing in Dupont Circle are some of the many activities that await visitors.
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in...
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is located along the Tidal Basin and is one of the newer memorials honoring a US President. FDR has the distinction of serving the US for 12 years.
March for Life in Washington, DC
The March for Life is an annual rally on Capitol Hill where pro-lifers peacefully gather to protest the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade. Find out information about times, dates and other pro-life events on this day.
Hope Diamond 50th Anniversary
The Hope Diamond is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and is on display, sans its setting, at the National Museum of Natural History until April 2010.
Best Chocolate Shops in DC
The best chocolate shops in Washington, DC also have some of the best chocolates in the District. These chocolates are made by local artisans and will please your sweetheart.
Write Your Valentine a Love Letter: Stationery...
Valentine's Day isn't always about the flowers and the chocolates. Writing your sweetheart a love letter is a priceless gift and the fine stationery that many speciailty shops in DC carry would make even Shakespeare jealous.
Easter Egg Hunts in Washington, DC
Easter egg hunts in Washington, DC are a highlight of the Easter 2010 holiday. From the National Zoo to Gadsby Tavern where Washington once danced, there are plenty of Easter egg hunts and Easter egg rolls for the whole family to enjoy. Find out schedules and ticket information for Easter Egg Hunts.
DC Theatres for Plays, Opera, Ballet & Chamber...
Washington, DC is filled with theatres to take in a play, listen to chamber music, watch a ballet or hear an operatic story.
Fourth of July Tips for Celebrating on the...
If you are partying in Washington, DC on the Fourth of July 2009, the following information will help you plan what to bring, what to wear, when to head down to the National Mall and what to expect.
Visiting DC with Kids - Museums & Sights Kids...
Visiting DC with kids can be quite the adventure. There are many museums and sights full of history and interesting items that kids will enjoy. From Dorothy's ruby slippers at the National Museum of American History to the James Bond car at the Spy Museum to the tigers and lions, elephants and more at the National Zoo, DC is the perfect spot for vacationing with kids.
National Museum of American History –...
The National Museum of American History is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is located in Washington, DC. Visitors can see over three million artifacts ranging from the original Star-Spangled Banner, Abraham Lincoln's top hat and more.
East Potomac Park in Washington, DC
East Potomac Park in Washington, DC is home to almost 1700 cherry blossom trees. East Potomac Park offers visitors a place to relax, work-out and spend time with the whole family.
"Barack Obama" by Shepard Fairey on Display at...
"President Obama" a portrait by Shepard Fairey is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington,
A Review of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel
The Willard Intercontinental has played host to every US President since Franklin Pierce and remains one of the District's most luxurious hotels.
Renting A House In Washington
Washington offers several options for large groups of travelers, including house rentals. Get tips on how to choose a house and where to go to find one.
National Museum of African Art in Washington,...
Visitors to the National Museum of African Art will see a beautiful collection of textiles, masks, tools, ceramics, musical instruments and the much more.
A Review of Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, VA
The Hotel Monaco is a boutique hotel located in historic Old Town Alexandria, just fifteen minutes from downtown Washington, DC.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day events
The Washington region has several events planned to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Dr.
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.
Inauguration Day Program & Events
The swearing-in of President-elect Obama will be an historic moment in Washington, DC. For the first time ever, the length of the National Mall will be open to those wishing to attend the swearing-in ceremony. To learn about the program of events read more.
Georgetown Cupcake Takes the Cake
Georgetown Cupcake is DC's premier cupcakery. Tucked away in trendy Georgetown, Georgetown Cupcake is a must stop for every visitor to Washington, DC.
Off The Beaten Path: National Geographic Museum
National Geographic, the publication that’s known for its beautiful photography also puts some of its photos on display at a small museum in the ground floor of its headquarters building. It won’t take long to make your way through the exhibits but it’s worth a look if you’re in the neighborhood.
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.
National Museum of the Marine Corps
The National Museum of the Marine Corps, 36 miles outside of Washington DC, teaches us about this military branch through lots of interactive displays.
Freer and Sackler Galleries
The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art opened to the public in 1923 and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery opened in 1987, both to feature Asian art. The Freer and Sackler have several exhibits featuring artwork from the Islamic world, India and the Himalyas, Japan, and China. The Freer also has the famous Peacock Room.
National Gallery of Art Exhibit, Pompeii and...
Washington, DC's National Gallery of Art’s most recent exhibit, Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples offers an incredible glimpse into the rich and magnificent culture of the ill-fated Roman city of Pompeii. The exhibit runs from October 2008-March 2009.
Albert Einstein Memorial at the National...
The Albert Einstein Memorial located at the National Academy of the Sciences is one memorial that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Union Station - Washington, DC Train Station
Union Station is a train station in Washington, DC and the most visited DC destination with over 32 million visitors. In addition to being a hub for Amtrak, Union Station is filled with shops and exhibits.
The National Zoo: Smithsonian National...
The Washington National Zoo is located at 3001 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008. At the National Zoo visitors can see more than 400 different species of animals. The National Zoo, Washington DC's 163-acre zoological park, find hours, programs and travel information.
Eisenhower Executive Office Building -EEOB
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building or EEOB houses the Vice President of the United States and his staff as well as offices that support the President of the United States. Learn the history of the EEOB.
Iwo Jima - Nederlands Carillon
One thing Washington is known for is its large collection of war memorials. One of the most iconic is Iwo Jima, which is technically called the United States Marine Corps War Memorial. It sits just a few yards from the Netherlands Carillon, making a visit to the site pretty enjoyable.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is a great place to learn history and see one of Washington's newest memorials.
The US Capitol in Washington, DC
The US Capitol is one of the most visited buildings in Washington, DC. Home to both the chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the US Capitol is the legislative body of the United States
Exhibit at the International Spy Museum
Produced by the KGB the shoe transmitter is like something out of James Bond Story. On exhibit at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, the shoe transmitter was used during the height of the cold war. Page 8.
The Enigma
The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Page 7.
National Firearms Museum
The Virginia-based headquarters of the National Rifle Association has a small museum in the first floor of its building, filled with more than 2,000 guns and lots of interesting history.
Thomas the Tank Engine at Six Flags America...
Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to Six Flags America Baltimore/Washington, D.C. this summer 2010 to delight kids and families. This amusement park experience will let kids enter the world of Thomas the Tank Engine, Sir Topham Hatt, Bertie the Bus, Cranky the Crane and all of Thomas's friends.
National Postal Museum
The National Postal Museum has interactive displays, hands-on activities, lots of stamp history and great stuff for kids.
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Events in...
Find birthday events honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Washington, DC. Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2010 at events taking place at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Memorial and the National Museum of American History.
National Portrait Gallery - A Smithsonian...
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is located in Washington, DC’s Chinatown. Visitors can see photographs, paintings and sculptures.
Where to Find Dumplings in Washington, DC
Dumplings are a favorite food among young and old and Chinese New Year is a great excuse to sample some of the best dumplings in Washington, DC. Find out where to get the best dumplings in dc.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Chances are you’ll never meet a celebrity or a professional athlete, much less a current or former U.S. president. But you can at least see what it feels like to stand next them at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Museum of Women in the Arts is located at 13th St and New York Ave in Washington, DC. National Museum of Women in the Arts explores the achievements of women in the art world. Find exhibits, hours, and general information.
The C&O Canal in Washington, DC
The Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal stretches 184 miles in length between Georgetown and Cumberland, MD. It is a great place to jog or bike.
A Review of the Hotel Rouge in Washington, DC
The Hotel Rouge in Washington, DC is located on Embassy Row, just steps from both the downtown business district and trendy Dupont Circle.
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.
August In Washington
August is a busy month in Washington. There's lots to do from the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial dedication to innovative ways to tour the nation's capital.
Visit Colonial Williamsburg During the...
Colonial Williamsburg is a great place to visit during the Christmas holiday. Colonial Williamsburg is just a short drive from DC and the winter season offers visitors festive lights, fireworks, shopping, dining and much more.
National Building Museum
One of the most interesting and off-the-beaten-track museums in Washington is the National Building Museum. It's not part of the Smithsonian collection of museums and you won’t find it on the National Mall, but it’s the place to see everything from a Lego version of the Empire State Building to finding out if you can actually build your own structure with large spongy blocks.
Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC
Rock Creek Park is an urban park in the heart of Washington, DC. Rock Creek Park offers visitors a wide range of activities that the whole family can enjoy
Terra Cotta Warriors at the National Geographic...
China’s terra cotta warriors will invade Washington, DC on November 19, 2009 for an exhibit entitled Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor at the National Geographic Museum. The terra cotta warriors will be in DC through March 31, 2010.
Free Walking Tours in Washington, DC
Cultural Tourism DC offers 100 free walking tours in the fall on September 19 & September 20, 2009. Don't miss these free tours that offer visitors an opportunity to hear historic tales about Washington, DC.
Washington Attractions Off The Beaten Path
Looking to go off the beaten path in Washington? This is you guide for unique sites in the nation's capital.
Day Trip To James River Plantation From...
If you are a romantic and a bit of a history buff, you will find a day trip from Washington, DC to the historic James River Plantations to be the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
A Review of The Hotel George in Washington, DC
The Hotel George in Washington DC is located downtown near Capitol Hill and is a favorite haunt of Hill staffers and lobbyists. It has a modern minimalist decor and is centrally located to tourist attractions.
Segway Tours in Washington DC
Segway tours are a great way to see Washington, DC. This guide will help you plan your segway tour while visiting Washington, DC.
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Anyone interested in medicine and the history of it will love the National Museum of Health and Medicine. It’s off the beaten path, as it’s tucked onto the campus of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. But once you get through security (don’t forget your picture ID), it’s well worth the visit.
Cherry Blossom Events in Washington, DC for the...
To learn more about the Cherry Blossom Events in Washington, DC during the week of April 7-13, 2008 check out this site.
Thomas Jefferson's Library at the Library of...
Thomas Jefferson's Library is on exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC from April 2008 to April 2009.
Dog-Friendly Happy Hours in Washington, DC
Dog happy hour in Washington, DC is fun for humans and puppies. These dog-friendly venues have happy hours planned that are hospitable to pets and their masters.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC is a presidential memorial dedicated to the third president of the United States.
Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, DC
Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, DC is 88 acres of wilderness dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt. A memorial on the island pays tribute to Theodore Roosevelt.
July in Washington
Looking for something to do in Washington in July? This is your guide for some of the big events of the month.
Tudor Place Historic Home & Garden in Georgetown
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, located in Georgetown’s Historic District and built in 1816 was originally owned by the granddaughter of Martha Washington, Martha Custis Peter.
Gaylord National Hotel and Resort Holiday...
The Gaylord National Hotel and Resort holiday offers holiday hotel packages that make budget and economy travel all the more rewarding for the whole family. Check-out the holiday packages and make your reservation today.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington, DC
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington, DC is one of the best luxury hotels in Washington, DC, and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington, DC is the closest hotel to the famous cherry blossoms that surround the Tidal Basin. Located betwen Maine & Maryland Ave, and 12th and 14th Streets, SW , the hotel is within a short walking distance to the monuments, memorials and other DC sights and attractions.
Running Races in Washington
Washington is known for its politics and history. But many people outside of the region don’t know that the nation’s capital hosts some of the most popular running races in the world. (OK, maybe not the world, but definitely in the US.) Here are some of the most popular and how you can get in on the foot action.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the...
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is one of the ten largest churches in the world. It is also the largest Roman Catholic Church in the US.
Free Things To Do and See in Washington, DC -...
Free Things To Do in Washington, DC is a guide to free sights and attractions for visitors to the District. Free things include museums, memorials, monuments, tour the White House, tour the U.S. Capitol, as well as seasonal festivals, parades and events in Washington, DC
Guide to Barracks Row
Barracks Row is located on Eighth Street SE and offers visitors great dining, shopping and bars. Barracks Row offers easy accessibility to walkers and metro riders. Read this Barracks Row guide to learn more.
Saturday Morning at National Theatre - Free...
Saturday Morning at the National Theatre in Washington, DC offers free performances that the whole family can enjoy. There are still several remaining performances for the 2008-2009 Schedule
The National Archives - Washington, DC
The National Archives houses the Bill of Rights, the Constitution of the United States, and the Declaration of Independence along with thousanads of other documents essential to the creation of America.
June Festivals in DC
June is filled with fun summer festivals that visitors to Washington, DC won't want to miss.
How to Spend a Winter Day in Washington, DC
A winter day in Washington, DC offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy outdoor ice skating and the monuments and memorials, or escape the cold and visit one of the many museums. Read this perfect winter day in DC agenda.
High Speed Chases the Bond Way
The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Page 6.
Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, DC
The Hay Adams is one of Washington, DC's most luxurious hotels. Steps away from the White House, the Hay Adams is a convenient hotel with superior service.
Oyamel
There’s Mexican food and there’s Mexican food. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana is real authentic Mexican food in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington. The restaurant also has a unique and interesting decor, modeled after the modern urban atmosphere of Mexico City.
National Aquarium in Washington
Not many people, even some Washingtonians, know there’s a small aquarium in the basement of the Commerce Department. Even though the National Aquarium in Washington is small, it’s home to lots of interesting and rare sea life. There are more than 1,500 specimens and 250 species.
Holiday Model Train Exhibits
Holiday model and toy trains exhibits are a seasonal tradition in Washington, DC and there are plenty of family-friendly places to take the kids to see the magical trains that delight kids
Cherry Blossom Festival Events: Sakura Matsuri...
This year marks the 50th Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC. It will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The motto of the festival is all things Japanese.
A Guide to Baltimore Washington International...
Baltimore Washington International Airport, known as BWI, is about 45 miles and an hour's drive North of Washington, DC. Find-out parking, airlines, and ground transportation
The Five Best Travel Tools to Bookmark for a...
Travel websites that can help you book your vacation to Washington, DC and save you time and money are plentiful. Here are some of the best travel tool sites on the Web.
US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC
The US Botanic Garden is the nation’s garden. Located on the west side of the US Capitol the US Botanic Garden is often thought of as paradise in the middle of the city. Part of the National Mall, the garden is under the care of the Architect of the Capitol.
Virtual Map of Washington, DC

Take a look at this virtual map of Washington, DC to get a feel for the city's layout and to plan your upcoming trip to the District.

June in Washington, D.C.
Looking for fun stuff to do in DC during June? Here are some ideas!
George Washington Masonic Memorial
It’s hard to miss the George Washington Masonic Memorial when flying into Washington. It’s often mistaken for the region’s other tall structure - the Washington Monument. But it’s actually a tribute to George Washington’s life as a Freemason. And it’s not in Washington but in Alexandria, Va. (The Freemasonry, by the way, is a fraternity started in the late 16th century for self and community improvement.)
Civil War History In The Washington Area
The Washington area is full of Civil War history. This guide will tell you where to find the best Civil War trails, museums and monuments.
Movie Theaters in Washington, DC
This Washington, DC movie theater directory will help you locate a theater where you would like to see a movie and with the click of the mouse, you can find showtimes and purchase tickets.
AT&T National Golf Tournament
The AT&T National Golf Tournament at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda is a must for every golf fan. Hosted by Tiger Woods, 120 of the best golfers come to the District to show off their skills.
Ford's Theatre Museum in Washington, DC--A...
Ford’s Theatre Museum in Washington, DC reopened its doors on July 15, 2009 after extensive renovations. Learn about visiting hours, what you will see, and when to go.
Fish Dinners: Where to Eat On Fridays in DC...
Lent and Fish Fry Fridays means visitors may be wondering about dining options come meatless Friday. Check-out some of the best seafood restaurants that will satisfy the whole family.
Best View in D.C.: Point of View Rooftop Bar
One place to catch a high-level view of Washington’s skyline is Point of View, a rooftop bar with a sweeping vista of Washington’s iconic sites.
National Harbor
The National Harbor in suburban Maryland is a fun waterfront destination for shops, restaurants, live music and other fun stuff.
Tools of the Trade
The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Page 5.
Sesame Street Photo Exhibit at Union Station
For those of us pushing 40, it may seem near impossible to believe that Sesame Street blew out its own
Fairmont Hotel in Washington DC
The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC is a luxury hotel located steps away from Geogetown. Check out this site to learn about packages and deals at this hotel.
Nativity Scenes in Washington, DC
Throughout the world, people set-up crèches at Christmas time—on the front lawn, under trees and on fireplace mantels. This beautiful tradition can even be found in Washington, DC at the National Cathedral and the John Paul II Cultural Center.
Mount Vernon: Bike to George Washington's...
Theodore Roosevelt Island is just off the George Washington Parkway and pays tribute to Theodore Roosevelt. Page 2.

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