Arlington National Cemetery
Witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, gaze at the everlasting flame memorializing John F. Kennedy, reflect on the sacrifices made as you wander through the headstones-a visit to Arlington National Cemetery creates meaningful, lasting memories.
National Cherry Blossom Festival
One of the most beautiful times of the year to visit Washington is cherry blossom season. Complete with a majestic parade, lite festival, fireworks, concerts and related exhibits, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is perfect for families, couples or anyone who longs for the coming of spring
National Air & Space Museum
With a mission to “Commemorate, Educate, Inspire,” the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is the world’s Largest collection of the space and aviation artifacts, where related art, culture, archives and the science of the spaceflight are celebrated and studied.
Watch fireworks over the Washington Monument, take a walk along one of the many pathways or just picnic on the grass at this public national park where presidents are sworn in, veterans are honored and the voices of the American people are heard.
No American city claims as many important and impressive national memorials as Washington, D.C., and with good reason. The nation’s capital is home to memorials for Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and many more. Each is a must-see stop in any visitor’s itinerary.
Smithsonian Collection of National Museums
From a 3.5-billion-year-old fossil to Archie Bunker’s chair, the immensely vast Smithsonian Collection has something for everyone. And despite countless artifacts, icons and scientific discoveries on display across 21 museum, you’ll never see more than 2% of Smithsonian’s entire collection at any given time.
The White House
It takes a bit of preparation to schedule a tour of the White House, but once you do, you can expect a self-guided stroll through the East Wing, including the Blue Room, Red Room, Green Room, State Dining Room and China Room. Don’t forget to ask the Secret Service agent on hand about architecture and history of each space.
United States Capitol
Perched atop Capitol Hill along the east end of the National Mall, the U.S. Capitol should anchor every great tour of Washington. Originally constructed in 1800 and later expanded with its signature gigantic dome, the Capitol is both a working office building for the legislature and a shining symbol of democracy across the globe.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum mission is to educate the world about the Holocaust, remember its survivors and victims, and confront genocide and antisemitism in all its form today through first-person oral accounts, archival exhibits and specialized programs designed to stimulate global action.
Washington, D.C Sports
Everyone knows Washington for serving as the nation’s capital, but the locals know D.C is very much a sports town. Depending on the season, you can catch the Wizard, Nationals, Mystics, D.C. United, Redskins or Capitals as they strive to bring championships home to their loyal fans.