Capital Bikeshare puts 1,100 bicycles at your fingertips. You can choose from over 110 stations across Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA and return it to any station near your destination. Check out a bike and hit the monuments. The first 30 minutes of each trip are free. Each additional 30 minutes incurs an additional fee. Please click here () for more information.
Location: Located throughout Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA
The Cathedral is a spiritual resource for our nation: a great and beautiful edifice in the city of Washington, an indispensable ministry for people of all faiths and perspectives, and a sacred place for our country in times of celebration, crisis, and sorrow. Enjoy 30 minute tours of the Cathedral throughout the day, and learn about its foundation and role as a spiritual center. Every tour guide creates their own tour and shares information about the Cathedral that is special to them. For this reason, you can visit the Cathedral more than once, and no two tours will ever be the same. And be sure to take the elevator to the top floor to see breathtaking views of the city! For more information please call or visit their website (link to).
Location: Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 537-6200
Meridian Hill Park
Interested in a relaxing stroll or sit-down picnic? Visit Meridian Hill Park! It has a European, walled-off quality that sets it apart as a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Meridian Hill Park is located in. It is a 12 acre site situated on an almost perfect north-south axis. Construction of the park began in 1914, but it was not until 1936 that Meridian Hill reached the full status of a formal park. Meridian Hill Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994, as "an outstanding accomplishment of early 20th-century Neoclassicist park design in the United States."
Location: Northwest Washington, D.C. and is bordered by 16th, Euclid, 15th, and W Streets
If you are looking to take a break from touring, you can soak up the sun while paddle boating on the Tidal Basin. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the Jefferson Memorial and the cherry blossoms during peak season. A 2 person passenger boat costs $10/hour while a 4 person passenger boat costs $18/hour. Be sure to reserve your paddle boat ahead of time through their user friendly website.
Location: 1501 Maine Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 479-2426
See our nation’s capital from the water by taking a day, sunset or Monuments-by-Moonlight cruise! The cruises run 7 days a week, rain or shine, and board every hour on the half hour. The daylight cruises run from 11:30am-6:30pm, while the sunset/moonlight cruises begin at 7pm, at 8pm on Saturdays only, and at 9pm for June and July only. The cruise lasts around 50 minutes and departs from Washington Harbor in Georgetown. You can purchase tickets online ($14/Adult, $7/Children).
Location:1300 Maine Ave, SW Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 554-0677
Lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my! The National Zoo is an exciting adventure that the whole family can enjoy. Take a walk on the wild side and see the rare and exotic animals the zoo has to offer such as the clouded snow leopard cubs, the giant panda cubs, and white-naped canes.
Location: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 633-4888
Metro: Woodley Park/ Zoo /Adams Morgan
Eastern Market offers a variety of delicious fruits, vegetables, flowers, delicatessen, meat, poultry, cheeses, and other delicious local fare. The Eastern Market, which has been a Washington D.C. staple ever since it was founded in 1873, offers visitors a great place to take a break from walking the mall as it is right next to Capitol Hill.
Location: Capitol Hill neighborhood
If you are looking for a modern way to tour the city while still enjoying the outdoors then the Segway tour is a perfect option for you. This exciting tour of the city takes you through some of the most historic landmarks ranging from the Supreme Court to the White House. Segway is a fun and safe way for people to see the nation’s capital without breaking a sweat. The Segway tour is led by a knowledgeable guide who helps create an unforgettable trip. This tour is perfect for adults and teenagers over the age of 16. The slogan says it all, “See more, less effort, more fun.” Reservations can be made online (insert site) and pricing starts at $70 per person.
Location: 624 9th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (877) 734-8687
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a day, you should visit Mount Vernon to see George Washington’s home and estate. Forty five acres of the estate are open to the public and a spectacular view of the Potomac River from the Mansion's piazza will transport you back in time. The gardens provide a beautiful setting for leisurely walks and the house contains important historic artifacts from President Washington’s life. Mount Vernon is 16 miles away from Washington D.C.
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22309
Phone: (800) 429-1520
This is where President Lincoln and his family lived for a significant time during his presidency and where he wrote the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. There are daily guided tours of the cottage from Monday through Sunday. While you’re there, also visit the museum in the Visitor Education Center next door where you will find exhibitions and galleries that feature life during the Civil War and Lincoln’s presidency.
Location: 3700 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
Phone: (202) 829-0436
- WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority)
Metro’s Capitol South station, served by the Blue and Orange lines, will take you the closest to U.S. House of Representatives office buildings.
- Arlington ART
- DC Circulator
- Fairfax Connector
- MTA Maryland Commuter Bus
- VRE (Virginia Railway Express)
- MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter)
- Arena Stage
1101 Sixth Street, SW
- Capitol Steps
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
- Carter Barron Amphitheatre
Rock Creek Park at 3545 Williamsburg Lane, NW
- Discovery Theater
Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive, SW
- Folger Theater
Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street, SE
- Ford's Theatre
511 10th Street, NW
- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
- Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD
- The National Theater
1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
- Shakespeare Theatre Company
Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th Street, NW
Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street, NW
- Source Theatre
1835 14th Street, NW
- Studio Theater
1501 14th Street, NW
- Warner Theater
513 13th Street, NW
- Washington Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
- Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts,
1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
MAJOR LEAGUE SPORTS
- Capitals (NHL)
Verizon Center, 7th and F Streets NW
- Mystics (WNBA)
Verizon Center, 7th and F Streets NW
- Nationals (MLB)
Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street, SE
- Redskins (NFL)
FedEx Field, 1600 Raljon Road, Raljon, MD
- DC United (MLS)
RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street, SE
- Wizards (NBA)
Verizon Center, 7th and F Streets NW