- Our list of the best things to do in Washington, D.C., features the top 626 nearby activities — including 221 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Washington, DC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, Entertainment & Shows, and Museums & Galleries.
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The All American Beer Fest Washington DC MoreLess Info
Participants will enjoy unlimited tastings from 60+ of America’s best beers, game zones, live entertainment and more
99% 1693 votes
502 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC MoreLess Info
City Segway Tours of Washington, DC is a tour company that offers a Segway experience tour, a national mall excursion, and a monuments and memorials trip. The tours take anywhere from 2-3 hours at a time.
One of the most iconic sites in the city, the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool is the largest reflecting pool in Washington D.C. The site, located at the base of the Lincoln Memorial's steps, was the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech.
94% 6800 votes
100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024 MoreLess Info
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a historical museum that chronicles the anti-Semitism and suffering during the period of the holocaust. The museum is most widely acclaimed for the 'Narrative History of the Holocaust' exhibit.
95% 3831 votes
Off West Basin Drive, Washington, DC 20242 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to the famous Depression era and World War II president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial features a life-sized sculpture of the man with his dog. The memorial features several other bronze sculptures and a waterfall.
93% 5512 votes
17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington, DC 20006 MoreLess Info
Opened in 2004, the National World War II Memorial was built to honor the over 16-million individuals who served the United States during WWII. The memorial features numerous statues, displays, and pillars in honor of those veterans who served.
Dedicated to the author of the Declaration of Independence, the Jefferson Memorial features a shallow dome and a portico. The site contains a bronze statue and excerpts of Thomas Jefferson's famous document on the southwest interior wall.
Featuring over 2,500 masters from both the 19th and 20th centuries, the Phillips Collection is one of the nations Modern Art Museums. The museum features both American and European artists, including works by Renoir, Picasso, Gauguin, Monet and O'Keefe.