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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See DC's National Zoo in a whole new light (and with a glass of wine in hand!) at ZooFari, a one-of-a-kind fundraiser that brings some of the area’s best restaurants and wineries to the zoo for a night of eating, drinking, touring and animal-admiring. Watch a celebrity chef cook-off, listen and learn as zoo staffers conduct critter demonstrations and generally soak up the beauty of the woodsy, welcoming surroundings, all while supporting the nation’s zoo! Read more »All New & Notable Washington Attractions »
It's been a long, lonely winter for baseball fans in the District, but all that's about to change. The city's beloved Washington Nationals take the field Friday, April 4, for their home opener. There's no telling whether the Nats will triumph over the visiting Atlanta Braves, but one thing's for sure: diehard baseball fans are psyched to watch them try. 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