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Uncover all the experiences that make Washington, DC a unique destination

Welcome to Washington, DC, a city unlike anywhere else. The U.S. capital stands shoulder to shoulder with other world-class cities in dining, nightlife, arts, culture, sports, theater, outdoor activities, green spaces, shopping—the list goes on and on. 

But what truly sets Washington, DC apart are the one-of-a-kind attractions found nowhere else in the country. Your clients can marvel at the only Da Vinci painting in the Americas at the National Gallery of Art, or get the thrill of catching a show at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a living presidential memorial.

They can immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Rock Creek Park or indulge in a nightcap with stunning views of the nation's monuments. 

With our curated articles, you can uncover diverse and unique experiences for your clients that they can only experience in Washington, DC. Plus, take advantage of our exclusive hotel deals for a seamless stay!

No city provides as many world-class activities for free as Washington, DC. Visitors to Washington, DC must start by exploring the National Mall, with free monuments, memorials and museums all around, including the famous Lincoln and Jefferson memorials and the popular National Museum of African American History and Culture.

For those with a passion for the performing arts, a free tour of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers a chance to admire its architectural grandeur, delve into exhibits honoring President Kennedy's legacy, and enjoy breathtaking views from the Rooftop Terrace. 

Curious explorers can satisfy their thirst for knowledge by joining guided tours with DC by Foot, where expert guides lead them to hidden gems,  and unveil lesser-known secrets. They can also indulge in the splendor of the Library of Congress, the world's largest library, inside the Thomas Jefferson Building.

Beyond the well-known attractions, Washington, DC offers off-the-beaten-path experiences. Your clients can take a tour or catch a fish with Anacostia Riverkeeper. They can also head to the National Arboretum where they can explore its 446-acre agricultural wonder and the historic National Capitol Columns, perfect for jaw-dropping shots.

Explore the vibrant murals that adorn the city's walls, from striking portraits to abstract creations. Blagden Alley is home to a series of murals, including Lisa Marie Thalhammer's LOVE mural, and an oversized tribute to musicians Sun Ra and Erykah Badu. And don't miss the romantic and picturesque Spanish Steps in Dupont Circle, offering a charming spot for a picnic or a memorable photo opportunity.

Your clients will have no issue finding free outdoor activities in Washington, DC. From hiking, running and biking routes such as the Capital Crescent Trail to awesome places like Rock Creek Park, America's oldest and largest urban national park, there are so many unique things to do outdoors.

Your clients can make the most out of their next family vacation with this three-day trip itinerary.

Day 1: Explore the National Mall & the DC's Free Museums

Your clients can start their day at the historic Willard InterContinental for breakfast, where they can dine in the same building where Abraham Lincoln once stayed. They can then visit the famous monuments and memorials on the National Mall, immersing themselves in the stories and legacies of great leaders. Exploring the free Smithsonian Museums, such as the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History or the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will offer a fascinating glimpse into various aspects of American culture. In the evening, they can enjoy a unique nighttime tour of the monuments and memorials.

Day 2: Historic Georgetown
Start the day by venturing into the charming neighborhood of Georgetown, starting their morning at the waterfront. Next, your clients can indulge in a delicious brunch at Farmers Fishers Bakers, savoring golden French toast while enjoying sweeping views of the Potomac River. A guided tour with DC Insider Tours will allow families to discover the history of Georgetown, including the Kennedy homes and the Tudor Place Historic House & Garden. Afterwards, they can then explore the historic C&O Canal and enjoy the bocce, bowling, and bistro experience at Pinstripes. In the evening, they can dine at notable restaurants such as Martin’s Tavern, Filomena Ristorante, or Brasserie Liberte.

Day 3: Eastern Market & the Capitol Riverfront 
Your clients can start their day by enjoying breakfast at Eastern Market, savoring locally sourced produce and meats while exploring the various vendors. They can then visit The Yards Park, a scenic outdoor space with modern outdoor rooms and a striking bridge. If visiting during the baseball season, catching a Washington Nationals game in the Capitol Riverfront area is a must. For dinner, book one of the neighborhood's acclaimed restaurants: Bluejacket, known for its casual ambiance, or Osteria Morini, offering an upscale dining experience. To end the day on a sweet note, they can treat themselves to delicious ice cream from Ice Cream Jubilee.

When visiting Washington, DC, food enthusiasts are in for a treat. The city boasts a vibrant and diverse dining scene, receiving recognition from the Michelin Guide each year. From celebrity chef creations to unique food crazes, Washington, DC offers something to please every palate.

Popular destinations like Union Market and weekend farmers' markets provide a diverse range of flavors and experiences. Food halls like Union Market and La Cosecha offer a one-stop destination to sample a variety of cuisines and unique culinary offerings. Washington, DC's farmers' markets go beyond fresh produce, enticing visitors with mouthwatering options such as award-winning pizzas, flavorful sandwiches, and global delicacies like empanadas and Taiwanese-style steamed buns.

Notably, Washington, DC offers dining options for every budget. Fast-casual eateries like sweetgreen and CAVA provide affordable yet flavorful meals. Iconic spots like Ben's Chili Bowl and innovative establishments like Stellina Pizzeria and Chaia offer delicious dining experiences without breaking the bank. Colada Shop is a lively Cuban cafe-bar, famous for empanadas, sandwiches, and Cuban coffee by day, and cocktails by night. Lucky Buns, with its globally inspired burgers, is a late-night favorite.

For those seeking fine dining experiences, Washington, DC boasts 24 restaurants with highly coveted Michelin stars. From one-star to three-star establishments, these culinary gems showcase the best of the city's gastronomy.

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