- 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!
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Big Bus Tours Washington DC is a business that offers guests the opportunity to tour America's Capital by bus. During the tours, guests are led by experienced guides and see attractions including the White House, Capitol Hill, and Lincoln Memorial.
The Decatur House offers the chance to rent its carriage house, a courtyard, and entertaining parlors for special events. The location, which has hosted festivities for over 180 years, is a suitable location for weddings, conferences, and receptions.
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The highest point of the Olympic Mountains in Washington, Mount Olympus is a challenge to several hikers. A wonderful landscape, this range provides a beautiful scenery for all of those able to reach the summit.
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George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22216 MoreLess Info
Landscaped architects transformed overgrown farmland on a small island in 1930 to become the memorial Theodore Roosevelt Island. A forest was designed to mimic the original forest on the island, and there are miles of walking trails.
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Arlington Blvd. and Meade St., Arlington, VA 22211 MoreLess Info
The focus of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial is to commemorate the country's gratitude to the Marines and those who fought beside them in every conflict since 1775. The statue that composes the memorial with the Marines hoisting the American flag at Iwo Jima is famous across the globe.
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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22201 MoreLess Info
The Arlington National Cemetery houses the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. The site is meant to be a living memorial that honors past, present, and future servicewomen who serve in or with the United States Armed Forces in all conflicts, beginning with the American Revolution.
The United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations are honored at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington. It is adjacent to the Arlington National Cemetery and overlooks the Pentagon to allow for guests to view parallels between the sites.