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 Washington DC Tourist Guide 

Take a peek at our Washington DC Tourist Guide designed to show off the best of DC. The powerhouse of American government, Washington DC is home to legendary attractions, historic landmarks, fascinating museums and a vibrant food scene.Steeped in history and rich with culture, our nation's capital is America's playground. From the tree-lined streets of Georgetown to the majestic monuments at the National Mall, to the tranquility of Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian museums, DC is a captivating destination. Download our three itineraries filled with exciting things to do and iconic attractions that celebrate our capital city.
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Experience the Arts In DC Itinerary

Art, theater, and music lovers will feel inspired in Washington, DC. Explore fascinating museums and galleries, including the National Gallery of Art, National Museum of the American Indian, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Enjoy concerts and entertainment at the Kennedy Center, home to the Washington National Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra and the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, an open-air performance venue in Northern Virginia, and the Shakespeare Theater Company.
Quick Look into the Experience the Arts in D.C. Itinerary
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
National Gallery of Art The Phillips Collection National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Museum of African Art Woodrow Wilson House Museum National Building Museum
Freer & Sackler Galleries Textile Museum Corcoran Gallery of Art
National Portrait Gallery Hillwood Museum and Gardens DAR Museum
Studio Theatre  Kennedy Center Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Neighborhood Tour Itinerary

Exceptional things to see and do await you in Washington, DC. Fill your days with fun activities like bicycling along the Mount Vernon and Capital City trails or shopping in the hip Logan Circle/U Street neighborhood. See the exhibitions at the Phillips Collection, America's original modern art museum, or tour the Frederick Douglass House at Cedar Hill. When the sun sets, you can soak up live blues at Madam's Organ, dance the salsa at Havana Village or catch a contemporary play at the edgy Woolly Mammoth Theatre.

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Quick Look into the Neighborhood Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Logan Circle/U Street (shopping) Georgetown Waterfront Anacostia Community Museum
African-American Civil War Memorial Dupont Circle (galleries and shops) International Spy Museum
Lincoln Theatre The Phillips Collection Donald W. Reynolds Center for Art and Portraiture
Adams Morgan Neighborhood(music clubs) C&O Canal Towpath (bicycling) Shakespeare Theatre Company

Monuments, Memorials & Points of Interest Itinerary

Wake up rested and go explore. Washington, DC is jam-packed with inspiring monuments and memorials that celebrate American history and the people who have made an impact. Discover everything from the Supreme Court, Ebenezer Methodist Church, and Freedom Plaza to the Lincoln Memorial, African American Civil War Memorial, and the National Museum of African Art. At night, tour monuments and memorials by moonlight, catch a show at the historic Lincoln Theatre, listen to live music at Blues Alley or take in a provocative theatrical performance by the African Continuum Theatre Company at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
Quick Look into the BW Georgetown Monuments, Memorials and Points of Interest Itinerary
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Ebenezer Methodist Church Metropolitan AME Church National Museum of African Art
Freedom Plaza Mary McLeod Bethune House National Air and Space Museum
Decatur House Museum African-American Civil War Memorial Southwest Waterfront
National Archives Lincoln Theatre Cedar Hill
Lincoln Memorial Blues Alley African Continuum Theatre Company
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Around the District Itinerary

We know there is a lot to do and see here in Washington, DC, so this itinerary highlights everything from the Smithsonian Museums to the landmark monuments and memorials around the city. Spend quality time exploring Georgetown, home to world-class shops, a thriving culinary scene, and mule-driven barge ride on the historic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Head to the Verizon center to catch a Washington Wizards game or see what impressive shows are playing at the Kennedy Center.

Around the District Itinerary

Quick Look into the Around the District Itinerary
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
White House U.S. Capitol Washington National Cathedral
Smithsonian Institution Museums Library of Congress Georgetown
National Gallery of Art Folger Shakespeare Library Hillwood Museum & Gardens
Washington Monument National Zoo Washington Nationals (Major League Baseball)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Kennedy Center U Street (live jazz)

Right in Our Backyard Itinerary

Visitors to Washington, DC will find incredible sightseeing, shopping, and dining experiences in our neighborhood. Discover iconic sights like Ford's Theatre, Washington National Cathedral, African-American Heritage Trail and Cedar Hill, where Frederick Douglas resided. In between, enjoy shopping in Georgetown, and check out some local eateries. Savor a classic breakfast at the historic Hay-Adams or stop in to B. Smith's for lunch. End the day with a causal dinner at the Good Stuff Eatery or the upscale Blue Duck Tavern.
Quick Look into the Right in Our Backyard Itinerary
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Hay-Adams Hotel (breakfast) National Museum of American History Washington National Cathedral
Ford's Theater Anacostia Neighborhood (shopping) Shops at Georgetown
B. Smith's (lunch) Ben's Chili Bowl (lunch) Georgia Brown's (lunch)
Madame Tussaud's African-American Heritage Trail Lincoln Memorial
Good Stuff Eatery (dinner) Art & Soul (dinner) Blue Duck Tavern (dinner)