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3 Days in the Nation’s Capital

A trip to Washington D.C. is a worthy bucket list contender for any one interested in history, politics, architecture, and/or art. The National Mall is home to an amazing assortment of world class museums, galleries, and of course, stunning monuments dedicated to influential historical figures and events. Below is a sample 3 day weekend itinerary […]

Attraction of the Week: The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian Portrait Gallery is an unexpected D.C. gem, not as highly touted as the more popular museums, however, just as fascinating and worthy of your time. Like all the other Smithsonian museums in the National Mall, admission to the Portrait Gallery is free! It’s a nice refreshing change of pace planning a vacation where […]

10 must-do’s in Washington D.C.

A trip to the nation’s capital is a worthy addition to everyone’s travel bucket list. Regardless of whether or not you are a history or politics buff, there is much more to see and do in “America’s Backyard” besides seeing the monuments. D.C. is home to several of the most renowned museums in the world, […]

Attraction: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is one of the premier attractions in Washington, D.C. The National Mall sees over 25 million visitors a year – more than Yellowstone, Yosemite, & the Grand Canyon combined. A wonderful combination of museums, monuments, memorials, and cultural attractions, all jam packed within a 2 mile span, makes […]

Attraction of the Week: Smithsonian National Zoo

Across the US, you will only find a limited number of free zoos. One of these happens to be the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. As this zoo is one in only 4 US zoos home to pandas, there is a great incentive to make room for the zoo during your D.C. visit. If […]

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

The blooming of the gorgeous colorful cherry blossoms marks the arrival of spring in the nation’s capitol. Millions of visitors make their way to D.C. every spring to enjoy the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, which includes 4 weeks of jam packed events celebrating both US and Japanese culture. More than 4000 of these trees […]