Fun Things to Do in Washington DC – The Ultimate Tourist Guide for Your Trip

Washington, D.C.’s significant history, world-famous attractions, iconic buildings and landscapes, and variety of fun things to do, make D.C. a top destination to visit.


What are some popular attractions to visit?

  • Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Washington DC Bus Tour – This sighseeing tour offer incredible views of many of the area’s monuments and landmarks throughout our nation’s capital. A must for first time visitors to DC.
  • Newseum – a unique museum dedicated to the history and influence of the media.
  • National Geographic Museum – Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions that reflect the richness and diversity of our world
  • Madame Tussauds DC – Get up close and personal with your favorite famous wax figures, including presidents, celebrities, and more.
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Visit Washington’s home and learn about the remarkable life of George Washington.

These are just a few. Want more fun ideas for things to do in DC? Head over here for more Washington DC attractions to see during your trip.

How long are you visiting?

您是否正在访问DC 24 - 小时或长周末,我们将流行的行程与城市中最重要的事情放在一起。


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What’s the best way to get around?


随上随下旅游: 像大巴士华盛顿特区一样随上随下观光巴士之旅,是了解城市和参观热门景点的绝佳方式。旅游遵循特定的路线和时间表,因此如果您有定时的门票或预订,请进行相应的计划

Public transportation fare: fare passes are available for purchase via machine at most Metrorail stops, online, Metrorail sales offices, and commuter stores.

Tip: get the free moovit app for point-to-point trip planning and real-time updates for both subway and bus routes.

出租车: 出租车很容易上门,Uber和Lyft等共享乘坐服务广泛可用且易于使用。

Looking for more info? Check out our post on getting around Washington DC for tourists.

Where should you stay?

There are plenty of great places to stay in the area. Below are a handful of hotel suggestions located near popular tourist attractions and fun things to do.

  • 华盛顿特区马奎斯万豪酒店
  • 华盛顿特区四季酒店
  • 华盛顿特区/美国国会大厦凯悦居所
  • 华盛顿苑酒店
  • 格雷厄姆乔治城

Where should you shop?

In between sightseeing, try and find time to pick up some souvenirs. Here are a few popular areas to get some shopping in.

  • Georgetown
  • Old Town Alexandria
  • 市中心DC
  • U街/ 14 th街
  • Dupont Circle

Where to Eat

Go on a tour of DC’s restaurant scene with our Foodie’s Guide to Washington DC. We’ve included top picks for every appetite so you can sightsee while you taste your way through DC’s culinary destinations. No judgement.

Fun Info from a Local

  • Washington DC, on average, gets more annual rainfall than Seattle (tip: pack that umbrella!).
  • 建筑物的高度法1910限制DC建筑物的高度130 -feet。
  • A limestone grotesque of Darth Vader adorns the Washington National Cathedral.
  • 华盛顿特区的人均间谍数量是世界上任何其他城市的最高人数。
  • 乔治华盛顿从来没有住在白宫 - 它是在他去世后建造的。
  • DC着名的樱花树是日本的礼物。

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