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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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Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is Washington DC's favorite not-so-spooky Halloween tradition. With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this event is frightfully fun for the whole family. With traditional chocolates, as well as healthy snacks, souvenirs, and other items, thousands of Boo treat bags will be brimming with goodies at the end of the evening. Don’t forget your costume!

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Craft2Wear

Hosted at the National Building Museum, this popular event put on by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee offers clothing, jewelry and accessories created by artisans from all around the country.

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