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Things To Do in Washington, DC

Do you feel like you’re in a rut? Break free from the routine by exploring all the wonderful, fun-filled things to do in the area! We have it all from family fun and kid-friendly entertainment, to adult playgrounds and movie theaters. Discover just how rich the city is by scrolling below to find out the attractions around you.

Click on any attraction to get directions. You can also click on each category to find even more things to do. From outdoor fun to indoor mystery – nothing compares to the excitement that awaits you. With all our options, you’ll wish that days lasted longer!

Discovery Theater

Discovery Theater

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Newseum

Newseum

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National Book Festival

National Book Festival

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Old Soldiers' Home Golf Course

Old Soldiers' Home Golf Course

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Tiny Jewel Box

Tiny Jewel Box

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AMC Mazza Gallerie

AMC Mazza Gallerie

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Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution

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The Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet

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The DC9

The DC9

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Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

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Gallery Place

Gallery Place

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The Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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Local Resources in Washington, DC

When you’re visiting a city or are new to the area, finding information on local resources might be hard. You may find yourself in need of airport information, food banks, local radio and TV stations, hospitals, churches or even schools in the area. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Our local resources include universities, colleges and school districts; local government services and branches; hospitals, clinics and urgent care services; local news stations and newspapers; airports and trains; and local utilities – cable and internet services, natural gas, electric, water and cell phone services.

Anything you might need while you travel or when you first get established in a new city, we have in our "Local Resources" tab at the top of the page. Click on the category you’re looking for to find countless options to suit your needs.

Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University

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DC Chamber of Commerce

DC Chamber of Commerce

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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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WUSA (TV)

WUSA (TV)

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WUSA (TV)

WUSA (TV)

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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Pepco

Pepco

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