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Things To Do in Washington, DC

Ford's TheatreFord's Theatre

Ford's Theatre has a built-in drama all its own. This is where John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln, and that unsettling episode still resonates in the structure today. Take a tour that retraces the incident, and you can also get a look at some of the interesting backstage areas. And if you are visiting for a performance, the excellent acoustics and inviting seating arrangement will ensure that whether you are watching a play or a musical production, the entertainment takes on a deeper significance when you consider that you are sitting within some truly historic walls.

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United States CapitolUnited States Capitol

Aside from the White House, the United States Capitol building is the most visited building in Washington. This incredible building with its regal dome and classic architecture symbolizes democracy to everyone who sees it. The view from the front steps is like nothing else, so make sure you have your camera with you. Tours are available at the kiosk on the southwest side of the Capitol, and are free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Plan to get there early, as there are always plenty of people in line for this extremely popular attraction.

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Mazza Gallerie MallMazza Gallerie Mall

The Mazza Gallerie Mall offers top-drawer shopping at its best. This group of upscale stores includes such classic favorites as Ann Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma, Saks Fifth Avenue Men's Store and Harriet Kassman. If all this fine shopping finds you working up an appetite, there are plenty of great restaurants to enjoy a delicious meal for lunch or dinner before you venture out again. Also, there's a popular state-of-the-art theater on the premises as well.

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NewseumNewseum

Located between the U.S. Capitol and the White House, Newseum offers a fresh take on the traditional museum experience. You and your date will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun you'll have absorbing the exhibits that are as informative as they are entertaining. Over the course of 14 galleries you'll see how the free press has been the cornerstone of democracy. Various mediums are the subjects of the many exhibits. They include radio, newspaper, photography, photojournalism, contemporary history and much more. There's plenty for the two of you to do and to talk about on your romantic date at Newseum.

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