Things to Do in our Nation’s Capital

Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the 1912 gift of cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to Washington D.C. The Cherry Blossom Festival acknowledges the strong alliance between Japan and the United States. The festival is over three weeks long and has over a million visitors each year.

National Monuments & Historical Sights

D.C is full of long-standing monuments of significant moments throughout history. These places are designed to stand the test of time. They represent a wide range of things, from the founding fathers to memorials of fallen soldiers. These are the places you need to see if you come to Washington D.C.:

  • Anderson House
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Brewmaster’s Castle
  • Bureau of Engraving & Printing
  • Emancipation Memorial (Freedman’s Memorial)
  • Everett House
  • Family Tree of Life Statue
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • Historic Congressional Cemetery
  • WWII Memorial 
  • ​U.S. Capitol Building
  • Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
  • Vietnam Women’s Memorial
  • Joint Base Andrews
  • Judiciary Square​
  • Korean War Veteran’s Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial (Reflection Pool)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial​
  • National Archives
  • National Cathedral
  • National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial
  • National World War II Memorial​
  • O Street Mansion
  • ​Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)


If you’re looking to learn more about a specific snippet of American history, then the Smithsonian’s are a great place to go. If history isn’t your style, then we also have art galleries as well. The Smithsonian is a big target for Scholars to get their work shown. There are things you will learn here that many places do not have. 

  • Clara Barton Missing Soldier’s Office Museum
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • ​International Spy Museum
  • Madame Tussauds
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Building Museum
  • National Children’s Museum
  • National Gallery of Art
  • National Geographic Museum
  • National Guard Memorial Museum
  • National Law Enforcement Museum
  • National Museum of African Art
  • ​National Museum of American History​
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • ​National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • ​National Museum of the American Indian
  • National Museum of the United States Navy
  • ​National Portrait Gallery​
  • ​National Postal Museum
  • ​Newseum
  • Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture
  • Smithsonian’s National Zoo
  • Textile Museum
  • ​United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Want to check out a sports game while you’re here in Washington D.C. ? Fly out a day early or leave a day late! We are home to many different sports teams. Go see a game while you are here at Washing-Con D.C.!

  1. Audi Field – D.C. United, MLS
  2. Capital One Arena – Washington Capitals, NHL
  3. National’s Park – Washington Nationals, MLB