- The list below includes 502 free or cheap things to do in or near Washington, D.C., including 119 different types of inexpensive activities like Monuments, History Museums, Art Museum and Bus Tours.
- From National Mall to Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Washington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Arlington, Silver Spring, Bethesda and Reston.
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
The National Mall, the American national park, contains the National Museum of American History, the National Air and Space Museum, and several other national museums. The greater National Mall area contains landmarks like the United States Botanic Garden and the Capitol Reflecting Pool.
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.
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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.
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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.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is dedicated to the famous Civil Rights activist that delivered the 'I Have a Dream' speech in Washington, D.C. The location features a statue of King and an inscription wall.
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Directly south of the White House, At 15th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20013 MoreLess Info
One of the most historic and instantly recognizable monuments in the world, the Washington Monument is a 555 foot obelisk. Visitors can take an elevator to the pinnacle for panoramic views of the city.
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3000 Block of Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20008 MoreLess Info
The National Zoological Park is a zoo containing 4,000 animals and 500 different species that offers three different guided tours and a separate elephant-themed tour. There are several dining options throughout the zoo.