Things to do in Washington, D.C.
- 1144 reviews
At the Visitors Center, catch a few short films about Congress, visit the Exhibition Hall with an audio tour on your cell phone, and sign up for a tour of the Capitol building. If you request visitors passes from the offices of a Representative or Senator, it's fascinating to watch debate in the House or Senate chambers.Popular withHistoryFamiliesLocal
- 329 reviews
Home to the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution, the National Archives is one of the most important vaults in DC. It's a beautiful building as well (as are most of the grecian-style buildings downtown), though you'll have to take mental images as they don't allow photography in the building. Once inside, it's best to start ...Popular withHistoryStudentsFamilies
- 51 review
Working with the Peace Corps still tops my bucket list, so I believe I would love it. For volunteers that can donate up to 27 months, the Peace Corps is the ultimate volunteer travel option. And don’t think “I’m too old” – The Peace Corp requires that you be at least 18 years old, but there is no upper age ...
- 61 review
Barracks Row is a revitalized, downtown, pedestrian neighborhood with wide sidewalks, small bistros and jammed-packed pubs (both military and non-military). The small area, with brick paved roads and elm trees offering their charm, is a favorite of locals and it is obvious as the sidewalks fill up with people holding a drink and waiting for a table. There are dozens ...Popular withAdventure
- 81 review
This is probably my favorite destination yet. It's beautiful! I love downtown DC the very best! and especially at night. Of course the history, which is extraordinary when you get to actually see the history.Some highlights, The White house actually brought tears to my eyes (I wasn't expecting that) Lincoln Memorial, Reflecting pool (whole area is called the mall) I've ...Popular withFamiliesBackpackersAdventure