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Washington, DC

Washington, DC is an international crossroads packed with historic monuments, captivating museums, eclectic restaurants and diverse neighborhoods.

Diverse and beautiful Washington, DC
U.S. Capitol dome
Cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial
National Air and Space Museum
International Spy Museum
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial Bridge
Duke Ellington mural
Shopping on U Street
Brasserie Beck
Washington, DC skyline at night
White House
White House in winter

Washington, DC is home to iconic monuments, fascinating museums and so much more. From the dramatic Greek architecture of the rock-solid buildings to the mix of international cultures, you never forget you're in the powerhouse of the USA. But there's lighter fun to be had – lively neighborhoods, sprawling parks, award-winning dining and fabulous shopping await.

Downtown Holiday Market

Celebrating its tenth year, this event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region. Bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Downtown DC, the market offers hundreds of diverse gift items such as jewelry, pottery, paintings and textiles from 60 exhibitors each day. Check back as the exhibitors rotate and the selection of goods will vary daily. While you’re shopping, enjoy lively seasonal entertainment and festive treats. 

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WalkingTown DC

It’s OK to be car-free in the nation’s capital, and Cultural Tourism DC showcases that annually with Walkingtown and Bikingtown DC. The 10-day event features walking and bike tours that introduce participants to the District’s unique neighborhoods.

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DC Blues Festival

The nation’s capital celebrates the blues with the annual DC Blues Festival. The one-day event features a who’s who in the jazz world. Plus, kids will love the family-friendly workshops and instrument “petting zoo.”

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Labor Day Capitol Concert

The National Symphony Orchestra performs a free Labor Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol each year, the Sunday before Labor Day. The annual concert, produced by the Kennedy Center, celebrates the beginning of the performing arts season featuring Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and musical selections made by composer, vocalist and pianist Tony DeSare. In addition to patriotic classics, the Labor Day Concert will include music that highlights the American landscape.

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