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Things to do in Anacostia, SW Washington + SE Washington

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Anacostia, SW Washington + SE Washington. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Anacostia, SW Washington + SE Washington attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Anacostia, SW Washington + SE Washington to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Anacostia, SW Washington + SE Washington.

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  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

    Cedar Hill, the graceful hilltop home where Douglass lived from 1877 until his death in 1895, provides an intimate look at the daily life of the gr... More
  • Nationals Park

    The ballpark for the Washington Nationals (the baseball team formerly known as the Montreal Expos) opened in the spring of 2008, and it’s the first... More
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