10Best Washington, DC Attractions
The National Postal Museum may not be at the top of every tourist's list, but this fascinating reposititory of everything postal is worth some time on your trip. The Pony Express, the doomed Hindenburg, historic stamps — all have a place in this fun museum.
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CitySights' recognizable red double-decker buses have come to Washington, D.C. Take in the city from the top of this hop-on, hop-off tour bus as it travels three loops around the district. See the monuments, neighborhoods and Arlington National Cemetery while learning something new along this narrated tour of the nation's capital. Read more »All New & Notable Washington Attractions »
As if National Harbor - the planned commercial and residential development just outside of Washington, D.C., in Prince George's County, Maryland - didn't have enough draws, the must-see destination just added a huge new attraction. We mean huge. Since making its debut on Memorial Day weekend in 2014, The Capital Wheel Ferris wheel has welcomed height-seeking visitors seven days a week, treating them to one-of-a-kind views of the Potomac River and the nation's capital beyond. Read more »All New & Notable Washington Attractions »
Somber, scenic military cemeteries welcome visitors for Veteran's Day. Read more at USA TODAY »
About Washington, DC Attractions
Known for its vast array of monuments, memorials, and museums, the nation’s capital provides a virtually limitless supply of leisure activities. The Mall features the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the prestigious presidential monuments, along with many of the world-famous Smithsonian Institution’s museums, including the National Air and Space Museum. The city’s gardens and parks offer perfect getaway spots from the hustle and bustle of politics and city life. Dumbarton Oaks and the National Arboretum feature acres of natural beauty, while expansive Potomac Park and Rock Creek Park grant stretches of green space amid the marble, glass, and steel of Washington’s notable buildings. Tours abound, and most feature the White House, the Supreme Court, and the Capitol Building. In Georgetown, just northwest of downtown, you’ll find plenty of upscale eateries and shops, not to mention the regal Washington National Cathedral. The National Zoo and Aquarium are must-visits as well – plus, they’re free. Theater and the arts are widely promoted in the District by such places as the impressive Kennedy Center and the more intimate Folger Theatre.
- Washington Expert Kelly Sigmon