Things to do in Washington, D.C.
Our nation’s capital is filled with iconic American sights and attractions. If you’re looking for things to do in Washington, D.C., beyond visiting the White House, Smithsonian museums, and monuments and memorials that line the Mall, Travel + Leisure is your guide to lesser-known patriotic points of interest, plus the best architecture, parks, bars, tours, and shops in Georgetown, Adams Morgan, Downtown, Dupont Circle, and beyond.
Travel + Leisure’s guide features insider advice on what to do in Washington, D.C. Our expert editors know just where to go if you want to hobnob with politicos, have some family fun, or just soak up American history. From drinks at the Willard InterContinental Hotel’s centuries-old Round Robin Bar (home of the mint julep) and lively sessions in the Supreme Court to ogling the sublime landscape paintings at Dumbarton Oaks gallery and shopping at MidCity’s Nana boutique—which sells sustainable clothes from emerging female designers (all American, of course)—T+L can point the way.
Whether you plan to travel during cherry blossom season, land in town when Congress is in session, or just want to tour America’s power center on a weekend getaway, T+L’s travel guide lists the top things to do in Washington, D.C., and then some.
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