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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!

Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day Ceremony

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H Street Country Club

H Street Country Club

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Fahrney's Pens

Fahrney's Pens

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Lockheed Martin IMAX - National Air & Space Museum

Lockheed Martin IMAX - National Air & Space Museum

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Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution

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The Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet

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Eighteenth Street Lounge

Eighteenth Street Lounge

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Anacostia Park

Anacostia Park

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Union Station

Union Station

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Tidal Basin

Tidal Basin

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Spirit of Washington Cruises

Spirit of Washington Cruises

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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.

University of the District of Columbia

University of the District of Columbia

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DC Metropolitan Police Department

DC Metropolitan Police Department

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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WRC-TV

WRC-TV

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Dulles International Airport

Dulles International Airport

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Department of Public Works

Department of Public Works

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