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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!

International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum

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Newseum

Newseum

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National Book Festival

National Book Festival

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H Street Country Club

H Street Country Club

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Beadazzled

Beadazzled

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Lockheed Martin IMAX - National Air & Space Museum

Lockheed Martin IMAX - National Air & Space Museum

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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Shakespeare Theatre Company

Shakespeare Theatre Company

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The DC9

The DC9

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Anacostia Park

Anacostia Park

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Union Station

Union Station

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The Capital Crescent Trail

The Capital Crescent Trail

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A Tour De Force: Guided Tours of Washington

A Tour De Force: Guided Tours of Washington

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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.

Howard University

Howard University

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DC Chamber of Commerce

DC Chamber of Commerce

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Providence Hospital

Providence Hospital

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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Dulles International Airport

Dulles International Airport

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Spectrum

Spectrum

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