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Best Things To Do in Washington, D.C.

Beyond the traditional D.C. attractions – the Smithsonian museums, the U.S. Capitol, the monuments – you'll find fresh food, arts and nightlife scenes. You can spend your morning perusing the city's cache of farmers markets and contemporary exhibits and your afternoon taking in the scenery from the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument before catching a show at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. If you plan to visit at the end of March and into April, don't miss wandering along the Tidal Basin, where you'll find thousands of pink cherry blossoms, not to mention excellent conditions for exploring the city's neighborhoods.

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Updated March 19, 2018

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