Things to Do in Washington, VA

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For more than 30 years, the 9:30 Club has been Washington, DC’s premiere concert venue, hosting some of the biggest names in alternative rock and... Read More

Though located in the hard-to-reach West Seattle neighborhood, this stretch of sand fills with sunbathers and kite-flyers anytime the temperature breaks... Read More

A member of the Smithsonian Institution, the Anacostia Community Museum aims to illuminate the urban experience, the shaping of communities, and the... Read More

Famed architect Rem Koolhaas designed Seattle's spectacular flagship library with bent glass panels that make it resemble a slightly off-kilter Rubic's... Read More

Dale Chihuly is one of the Northwest's best-known artists, with his otherworldly glass sculptures gracing public buildings and private collections. In... Read More

Before it was rescued by local billionaire Paul Allen, the Cinerama was a fading movie house from another era. Now, the single curved screen shows... Read More

For the last 75 years, this historic Georgetown estate has been the site of a research library and museum celebrating the arts and humanities. Dumbarton... Read More

More than 160 embassies and diplomatic missions have homes in Washington, DC, many of them populating a strip of Massachusetts Avenue called Embassy Row... Read More

This museum was born as the Experience Music Project, a grand statement by local billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who wanted a monument... Read More

Only a neighborhood as thoroughly quirky as Fremont would have an actual troll located under a bridge, and the 18-foot concrete one under the Aurora... Read More

Located in Rappahannock County, Virginia, this small, family-run vineyard was founded in 2004. Owned by Bill and Aleta Saccuta Gadino, who began making... Read More

What could have been forgotten as an industrial wasteland on the north end of Lake Union was turned into a well-loved park in the 1970s. Though some... Read More

This mechanical wonder is best known as the Ballard Locks; it sits on the channel that links Elliott Bay to Seattle's Lake Union and Lake Washington.... Read More

The International Spy Museum seeks to educate the public about the world of professional espionage, but it also emphasizes fun. Visitors adopt cover... Read More

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Washington National Opera, National Symphony Orchestra, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet,... Read More

The Klondike Gold Rush may have taken place in Alaska, but it started here in Seattle—and the rush to dig up the last frontier did as much for the... Read More

The Museum of Flight is located on an airport runway, as is only proper. And from the front door, visitors can see private planes, small commercial... Read More

MOHAI, as it's known by locals, is not just the city's most comprehensive history museum, it's a salute to the tech-heavy roots of Seattle. Interactive... Read More

Celebrate the history of flight at the National Air & Space Museum. The museum’s original location on the National Mall offers exhibits on the... Read More

The National Museum of Natural History investigates the world and its creatures, examines ancient rituals, and explores the unfolding universe. Be sure... Read More

The National Museum of the American Indian explores the native cultures of the Western Hemisphere, from the Algonquians of the Chesapeake to the Incan... Read More

The National Museum of Women in the Arts honors female artists by both highlighting their creative works and presenting exhibitions about their... Read More

The Newseum explores histories through the eyes of the news media, as well as celebrates and advocates for First Amendment freedoms of the press.... Read More

Though located a short distance from the Seattle Art Museum, which operates the space, the Olympic Sculpture Park is a completely different experience... Read More

Pike Place Market is the city's most famous place to shop, fronted by a fish stall where fishmongers toss each other salmon and halibut over the heads... Read More

Rock Creek Park is the oldest urban park in the National Park Service system; at more than 2,000 Northwest DC acres, it covers some serious... Read More

Seattle's aquarium isn't just near the water—it's practically in the water, located on a pier that juts into Elliott Bay. The main attractions include a... Read More

364 days a year, a giant, moving sculpture of a hammering man welcomes you to the Seattle Art Museum (he has Labor Day off). Inside, the main lobby is... Read More

The giant Ferris wheel on Seattle's waterfront is a fairly new addition to the skyline—but a hard one to miss. It's located on the end of a pier that... Read More

No icon represents Seattle quite like the Space Needle. Built in 1962 for a futuristic World's Fair, it now sits above the Seattle Center, the perfect... Read More

It’s exciting enough just to walk up these famous steps, upon which so many crucial, course-altering decisions have been announced. But the best part... Read More

True to its name, the front door of The Hideout is hard to find, thanks to its dark windows and small sign out front. But make your way in and you'll be... Read More

One of the most popular museums in the Smithsonian collection, The National Museum of American History tells the story of America through its politics,... Read More

The nearly 100-year-old Phillips Collection showcases modern art and impressionist paintings. The permanent collection here includes Renoir’s famous... Read More

With two outdoor gardens and an indoor conservatory, the United States Botanic Garden features plants from all over the world. Explore all types of... Read More

Take a break from the cityscape with a visit to the U.S. National Arboretum, where you can stroll through its azalea gardens, tour the National Bonsai... Read More

Seattle was built in strange ways, leveling hills in one section of the city and building on landfill in others. So in the 19th century, when the... Read More

A visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is at once heart-breaking and inspiring. The museum shares the narrative history of the Holocaust... Read More

Windstar Cruises achieves a unique cruise experience with its fleet of six small luxury yachts. Who cares if the sails are computer operated? They... Read More

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