The capital of the United States plays host to a wide range of national and international guests, making it a town with something for everyone. Though you can’t miss the monuments, the architecture, or the museums, there is more to see in the District of Columbia. The city has a great night life, amazing food, and just about any form of entertainment you’d expect to find in a city.
The metro system makes it easy to get around, though much of D.C. is incredibly walkable. Paddle down the Potomac River, have fun in local boutique shops, and snap as many pictures as you can on the top of a double decker bus.
Lets explore the best things to do in Washington D.C.:
1. The Smithsonian Institute
There are 19 museums, nine research centres, and one zoo that make up the Smithsonian Institute.
Founded in the mid 19th century, it is the largest museum and education complex in the world.
Because of this, it’s best to start at the Smithsonian Institution Building where you can pick up a map and make a plan of attack.
Most people agree that you need half a day for each museum that interests you and that it’s best to spread this out over a few days.
Among the most popular are the National Air and Space Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of American History, the Museum of Natural History, the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of African Art, and the National Zoological Park.