The city of magnificent distances
Washington, DC was ranked by Forbes as the third happiest city to live in for young professionals due to the high number of opportunities that cater specifically to young people. Washington, DC is one of the most walk-able cities in the country, which lends itself to the extensive list of activities that will keep your mind stimulated and heart pumping. Learn about our country’s history by visiting the famous monuments and memorials that reside in the National Mall. Take a bike ride to explore the Great Falls, an 800-acre park 15 minutes outside of the city where the Potomac River rushes over beautiful rock formations.
As the epicenter for American politics, there are many exciting things to visit on Capitol Hill. Register for a Library of Congress card and leaf through its collection of rare books or take a free tour through senator and state representative offices at the U.S. Capitol. Jump on the Metro and visit over two dozen free museums throughout the city. In the Springtime, bring a camera to snap photos of over 3,000 cherry blossoms in full bloom around Tidal Basin.
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Fun Things to Do
- Enjoy this list of 100 cheap and free things to do in Washington, DC
- Find cool, free and low cost things to do throughout the city
- Go on a free walking tour of all of the historical landmarks around the capital
- Admire the full bloom during the Cherry Blossom Festival
- Visit one of the many DC museums during free museum days
- Take a bike ride to see the Potomac River in Great Falls Park
- Get your fresh veggies every Sunday at Dupont Circle’s FRESHFARM Market