John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
- Type: Entertainment and Nightlife
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Many travelers highly recommend a visit to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, built and named for America's beloved Camelot president. The Kennedy Center houses the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet and the Washington National Opera, as well as a number of other theater and musical performances throughout the year. Although ticket prices run a bit high, you can take in a performance for free on the Millennium Stage.
"From its stunning views of the Potomac River to the grand foyer decorated with flags, the Kennedy Center is truly a beautiful building," praised one TripAdvisor user, adding "there are even free shows offered."
Located along the Potomac River's bank and on the dividing line of Washington, D.C., and Virginia, you can get to the Kennedy Center via a free shuttle bus that runs from the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro station. For more information about upcoming show times and ticket prices, check out the Kennedy Center website.