District Of Columbia Things To Do
Published Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Updated Monday, February 01, 2016
What to Do in District of Columbia
Visiting Washington D.C. should definitely be on everyone's vacation list. The history alone makes it a fantastic place to learn a wealth of information about our nation. Whether you are a first time visitor, a regular to the area, or you call the District of Columbia your home, you will love the variety of attractions and sights that await you.
Monuments, museums, and memorials are scattered throughout the great city of Washington D.C. The Lincoln Memorial has been in dozens of movies and television shows, but you just can't imagine the sheer size of the area until you see it in person. The Jefferson Memorial and FDR Memorials are definitely worth a visit.
Head over to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History to see some awesome artifacts. You can view items having belonged to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin's walking stick and a light bulb from Thomas Edison's first display. Visitors of all ages always love to see Dorothy's ruby red slippers from the movie “The Wizard of Oz” and the display is one of the museums most popular. You can even view the spectacular Hope Diamond.
Embark on a tour by foot, bus, bike or even a Segway and learn all about the city. Get a breathtaking view of the city from the top of the Washington Monument. It's worth the wait! In the evening you can take a ghost or vampire tour for some spooky good fun. Don’t forget to relive history and check out Ford's Theater where President Lincoln was shot.
Art lovers should be sure to stop in at the National Gallery of Art and the Kennedy Center to see some amazing displays. Outdoor parks are located all around the city so you can get in some hiking, bicycling or just have a relaxing picnic. The Smithsonian National Zoo is popular for guests of all ages. Best of all, admission is free!
Be sure and visit www.districtofcolumbia.com to view the list of annual festivals and special events held in the area. Plan to come when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom for a magnificent feast for the eyes and a photographic extravaganza. There are parades, the famous Easter egg roll and even a Caribbean Carnival that take place annually.