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Same Washington, DC – New Cool!

From monuments to museums to culture-rich neighbourhoods, exploring Washington, DC couldn’t be more exciting. Plan your getaway to the nation’s capital and dine at the hottest restaurants, catch spectacular views from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial or take advantage of all the FREE things to do.

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100 Free Things To Do

No city provides as many world-class activities for free as Washington, DC. Welcome to the ‘Capital of Free’! DC offers attractions and activities for every visitor, whether travelling on a budget or looking for added value. With unmatched access to incredible free museums, monuments, memorials and one-of-a-kind events, DC is in a class by itself.

Can’t-Miss Attractions

A wealth of monuments and memorials, can’t-miss museums and historic locales make Washington, DC a place unlike any other. The nation’s capital will feel like home, especially when you explore America’s front yard, The National Mall. Historic performing arts theatres, ultra-modern art galleries and interactive museums are also part of DC’s incredible lineup of attractions.

Explore Washington, DC by Land or Water

Take the road less travelled and explore Washington, DC on a different path. Hop on a bicycle or Segway as you roll along the National Mall on a guided or self-guided tour. Soak up the sun and see the city from a different point of view while relaxing on a paddle boat, kayak or boat cruise along the Potomac River. Whatever your preference, DC has you covered.

DC’s Dining Scene

Washington, DC recently became one of four U.S. cities to receive a coveted Michelin Guide. Whether you're dining at a Michelin-star restaurant or a locally famous chilli-dog joint, DC’s got your cravings covered.


There’s something going on every week in Washington, DC. The wide variety of festivals and events are spread across the city’s many neighbourhoods, providing a range of experiences for every visitor and local. Check out some of the city’s signature events, including the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Passport DC, Fourth of July and the National Christmas Tree Lighting.

DC Sports Scene

Washington, DC is known as a top destination for sporting events. Thanks to pro sports teams from every major American sport, as well as top-level college programs, there are always great games going on. Don’t miss your chance to see the MLB All-Star Game in the nation’s capital on July 17!

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