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Attraction of the Week: The National Gallery of Art

Out of all the wonderful museums located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of D.C., the National Gallery of Art is definitely right up there with the best-of-the-best. If you only have time for a few museums, be sure to put a visit to this wonderful gem high on your to-do list. With 25,200 square feet […]

Winter Fun in Washington D.C. – 14 Must-Dos

With brisk temps, a slight chance of snow, and barren parks, winter may not seem like an ideal time to plan your trip to D.C. Despite the less-than-ideal weather and scenery, a winter trip brings forth numerous benefits. First off, hotel rates will be much cheaper. Second, crowds will basically be non existent. It’s so […]

10 Spectacular Ice Rinks to Check Out this Winter

Ice skating has become a popular winter pastime throughout the country. In the past, ice rinks were more common in big cities, primarily cold weather destinations. Today, you can find rinks everywhere, with even warm weather havens like Vegas, Phoenix, and Santa Monica getting in on the action. As more people relocate from cold weather […]

3 Days in the Nation’s Capital

Anyone interested in history, politics, architecture, and/or art, must put a trip to Washington DC on their bucket list. 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 for exploring […]

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 […]