Seeing well-known attractions in most cities will put a strain on your pocketbook, but one of the best aspects of Washington, D.C. is most of it's must-see sights and activities are absolutely free. Tours give you the opportunity to see the places your history book has shown you for years like The White House, U.S. Capitol and U.S. Supreme Court. You may even get to see a court or legislative session. Multiple memorials and monuments enhance the District landscape and pay tribute to veterans, presidents and national heroes. Museums are plentiful in the nation's capital. The world-famous Smithsonian Institution alone offers 19 museums filled with precious and priceless artifacts. The National Zoo has 2,000 animals but the headliners are the panda bears which draw large adoring crowds every day. Admire lush plants from all over the world inside the United States Botanic Gardens or take in the architecturally stunning Washington National Cathedral. If you wish to combine historical education and entertainment, try a visit to Ford's Theatre where you may take in a show and learn more about Abraham Lincoln's lasting legacy. Whatever your interests, the nation's capital has a number of attractions that will leave you with memories to cherish.
Gina Gallucci White is an award winning freelance writer with articles appearing in such regional publications as Frederick Magazine, The Daily Record, Montgomery Magazine and The Gazette. She writes about a wide variety of subjects and holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism from West Virginia University. Gina has two kids, can tell the difference... Read more »