Things to Do in Washington DC

Explore Our City Guide: Things To Do & Attractions

There are so many attractions and events happening in Washington DC that sometimes it can start to feel overwhelming! That’s why we’ve curated some of our favorite must-see attractions for those staying in the DC area. Be sure to choose a vacation rental in the DC neighborhood you’d most like to explore!

We highly recommend taking a tour when you first arrive to help quickly get your bearings and allow you to pick and choose where you want to spend most of your time. One of our favorite operators is the Fiat Luxe Tours. They run fabulous customizable and unique tours for smaller and larger groups alike and get the most amazing reviews from our guests!

Our Top 10 Washington DC Must-See Attractions:

  1. Lincoln Memorial
  2. Vietnam & Korean Veterans War Memorial
  3. The Tidal Basin
  4. National Cathedral
  5. National Gallery of Art
  6. White House & Washington Monument
  7. US Capitol & Library of Congress
  8. National Air Space Museum (Downtown & Dulles, VA)
  9. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  10. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Our Top 10 Must-Sees for Kids:

  1. National Zoo
  2. Air & Space Museum
  3. National History Museum
  4. The Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater
  5. Glen Echo Park
  6. Six Flags America
  7. Wolf Trap National Park
  8. Imagination Stage, Bethesda
  9. Washington Monument
  10. Tidal Basin