Plan your trip to the nation’s capital and experience an eclectic mix of history, art, and culture. There are endless things to do in Washington D.C., from visiting historic museums and monuments, to taking in the views of the Potomac River, or shopping from the local marketplaces and hot spots.
Your vacation to D.C. isn’t complete until you’ve been to the National Mall, nicknamed “America’s Front Yard.” Here, you’ll find iconic monuments including the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. The National Mall is centrally located and stretches over 2 miles, and is home to both the National World War II Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Prepare to pause for remembrance as you recall and learn about our nation’s most significant events. From the “I Have a Dream” speech to Presidential Inaugurations, the Mall is a place where the past, present, and future come together.
One of the most beautiful sights to see is when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom at Tidal Basin, which is part of West Potomac Park in D.C. Every year, the city holds a Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring, that commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Japan in 1912. This celebration spans four weekends and draws more than 1.5 million people to the event.
If experiencing the arts happens to be high on your list of vacation must-haves, then Washington, D.C. has you covered. With over 75 museums and a thriving theatre scene, the possibilities to spark your creativity and imagination are never-ending. The best part? Many of D.C.’s museums are free, or charge next to nothing to see.
There’s something for everyone when you visit Washington, D.C. Book your vacation today, and check out our Vacation Planning Resource Center for information to guide you on your next trip!
- U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
- U.S. Navy Memorial
- U.S. Air Force Memorial
- The National Mall
- Lincoln Memorial
- Washington Monument