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Things to do in Washington, D.C.

  • Old Patent Office Building

    Now renamed the Donald W. Reynolds Center, the Old Patent Office Building is the focal point of the Penn Quarter, covering an entire city block at ... More
  • Park at Fourteenth

    One of the trendiest spots in Franklin Square, the four-story Park at 14th was opened by D.C. nightlife masterminds Marc Barnes, Masoud Aboughaddar... More
  • Paws for Spies

    Strange Factor: Known for their keen sense of smell, dogs are the perfect companions to track down clues on this offbeat spy tour of our nation’s c... More
  • Phillips Collection

    The city's first museum of modern art is its richest, with a fine collection of paintings from the late 19th to mid-20th centuries showcased in the... More
  • Please Touch Museum

    Sometimes described as the best children’s museum in the U.S., this stately museum is anything but on the inside—it houses a dizzying number of han... More
  • Political Americana

    Political Americana is a trove of presidential memorabilia, where you’ll find Christmas cards sent by the Eisenhowers and a diecast tie bar engrave... More
  • Politics & Prose Bookstore

    Priding itself on its well-read staff and inside-the-Beltway speakers, this bookstore dating to 1984 makes its home in a nondescript neighborhood n... More
  • Project 4

    This bi-level gallery is located at the intersection of 14th and U Streets in the U Street Corridor. The 1,000-square-foot Project 4 displays inter... More
  • PX

    Artful cocktails designed by expert mixologist Todd Thrasher are PX’s hallmark, like Gimme S’More (chocolaty brown and swirled white, torched on th... More
  • Round Robin Bar

    The Round Robin Bar, located inside Washington, D.C.’s Willard InterContinental Hotel, is steeped in history. Open since the 1800’s, the bar has se... More
  • Sassanova

    The creation of two friends, Sarah Cannova and Sassy Jacobs, Sassanova opened in Georgetown in 2003. The store has become a go-to destination for s... More
  • Sky Terrace

    High atop the Washington Hotel, this aptly named open-air bar (open only during the summer months) serves up the best cocktail-hour views in town: ... More
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

    Housed alongside the National Portrait Gallery in the Old Patent Office Building, an impressive Greek Revival structure built in 1868, the Smithson... More
  • Smithsonian Museums

    The 19 museums of the Smithsonian Institution are some of the most visited attractions in the DC area. The museums are known for their collections ... More
  • Supreme Court

    The nine justices known to D.C. locals as “The Supremes” hold court—literally—in this Neoclassical palace across from the Capitol. When they’re hea... More

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