Things to do in Washington DC

Washington D.C. – capital of the United States and bustling cultural metropolis

Being the capital of the United States, Washington D.C. is one of the wealthiest cities in the country. There are a lot of fun things to do in Washington D.C., it boasts of a plethora of museums and monuments, a lot of which are even free to enter.

There are also various cultural attractions and holiday destinations for people of all ages and walks of life.


Things to do in Washington D.C. 

When spending your holiday in Washington D.C., you should visit as many tourist spots as you can while you’re there. Some attractions in Washington D.C. can take an entire day to fully enjoy, so make sure to plan your time well.


Washington Museums

There are plenty of excellent museums in Washington. Perhaps the most popular and most visited is the series of Smithsonian Museums. They are free of charge and you can learn much about the history and arts in the U.S.


Washington D.C. Zoo

You can also visit the Washington D.C. Zoo (National Zoo), part of the Smithsonian Institution and another free attraction that is open to all visitors.


Washington Monument

Of course, you must not miss seeing the Washington Monument because it is the tallest and most symbolic structure in Washington D.C.


Abraham Lincoln Memorial

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the USA, serving between 1861 and 1865, and in Washington one can visit his memorial. Many visitors also go to see the Petersen House where Abraham Lincoln died and Lincoln’s sculpture on Mount Rushmore.


When to go to Washington D.C.

The city lies in the humid subtropical climate zone and has four distinct seasons. Summer is often humid and can be quite hot while winter is cold and chilly although sometimes quite mild. The weather is nicest during the spring (think cherry blossoms!) and fall seasons. However, they are also the busiest and most crowded times of the year. Regardless of when you arrive to the city you’ll find that there are a lot of things to do in Washington D.C., but some events attracts more visitors than any other. There is always a terrific celebration on 4 July of every year for Independence day.


Washington Marathon

The city holds two major marathons each year. The Marine Corps Marathon is held in autumn while the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon takes place in the spring.



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Washington DC Facts

Population646 449
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportAll Airports, United States (WAS)

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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Washington DC

Don’t miss out on Lincoln Memorial during your visit to Washington D.C. Beautifully located by the Reflection pool, in a magnificent Greek inspired white stone temple with 36 iconic columns, you will find the 19 feet high and 175 tons heavy statue of Abraham Lincoln himself – the Lincoln Monument. The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most recognized structures in the United States and every year approximately 6 million people come to se the Monument. Good to know when visiting the Lincoln Memorial is that photography is prohibited above the white marble steps and the interior chamber of the Lincoln Memorial.

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The Washington D.C. Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Washington D.C. Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The Washington D.C. Rock 'n' Roll Marathon starts in Lady Bird Johnson Park, travels over the Arlington Memorial Bridge past the Lincoln Memorial and then goes on a musical tour around the inner city of Washington D.C. Leave your headphones at home and experience the beating heart of Washington D.C.

Marine Corps Marathon

This marathon is called the 'Marathon of Monuments' and it isn't without a reason. The course will take you on a scenic route around the city, centering around the many monuments that Washington D.C. has to offer. You will see the Pentagon, the historic Georgetown and the emotional stretch called 'Run to Honor' where serving marine corps members stand with flags, commemorating those lost in combat. If you are looking for a marathon that is heavily connected with American pride, this is one you should have a look at!

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Golf in Washington DC

There are a couple of excellent public golf courses in Washington DC. East Potomac Golf Course is the most centrally located and offers two 18 hole courses, the Blue Course and the White Course, alongside the popular 9 hole par 3 course. Langston Course & D.R. and Rock Creek Park Golf Course are two other great 18 hole courses that are open to the public and offers well designed experiences no matter if you are an experienced golfer or more of a novice. There are also many private country clubs in the area, but those usually require you to be invited by a member.

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