THINGS TO DO
Top Things to do while Visiting our Nation's Capital
The Nation's Capital Area is an amazing vacation destination with an endless list of sites to see and visit. Visit the Capital building, the White House, and our seats of power. Wander our museums and monuments.....take a moment to visit Arlington Cemetery, or step back in our nation’s history at Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon, or the Manassas Battlefields. Listed below are several obvious and perhaps some less obvious suggestions of things to do and see as you plan your trip.....
The White House
Anyone visiting DC can experience the history and art of the White House in person after submitting a tour request through one’s Member of Congress.
Address: Washington, DC 20500
Phone number: (202) 456-7041
The Capital Building
The United States Capitol is a monument, a working office building, and one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world.
Address: Washington, DC 20510
Phone number: (202) 226-8000
Witness time-honored ceremonies, take in the scenic landscapes and grounds, wander through the headstones and monuments, reflect on the names, and ponder the stories each person could tell.
Address: Arlington, VA 22211
Phone number: (877) 907-8585
Georgetown offers a variety of 450+ shopping, dining and entertainment options in a beautiful, historic setting. M Street, Georgetown’s main avenue, is recognized as one of the best shopping streets in the country. The intersection of M and Wisconsin Avenue is the heart of Georgetown, with boutique-lined streets extending in all four directions. Known for its quaint cobblestone streets and 18th and 19th century architecture, the neighborhood is a delightful mix of past and present that sets it apart from the rest of Washington, D.C.
Address: 1000 Potomac St., NW, Suite 122, Washington, DC 20007
Phone number: (202) 298-9222
A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers.
Address: 221 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone number: (703) 746-3301
One of the nation’s most beloved historic sites, Mount Vernon offers a glimpse into 18th-century plantation life through beautiful gardens and grounds, intriguing museum exhibits, and immersive programs honoring George Washington’s life and legacy!
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121
Phone number: (703) 780-2000
Manassas Battle fields
Perhaps a stop on your way in our out of DC 30 minutes to the west: Where Southern Victories Tested Northern Resolve
On July 21, 1861, two armies clashed for the first time on the fields overlooking Bull Run. Heavy fighting swept away any notion of a quick war. In August 1862, Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plains of Manassas. The Confederates won a solid victory bringing them to the height of their power.
Address: 12521 Lee Highway, Manassas, VA 20109
Phone number: (703) 361-1339 x0
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