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Washington, D.C. Attractions & Things To Do

Washington, District of Columbia Attractions The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is packed with an array of top rated monuments, museums and historic sites that acquaint visitors with the beauty and spirit of our nation's capital. Washington, D.C. is the place to catch American politics in action at Capitol Hill, the National Mall and of course, the White House. Visitors can also experience great shopping, dining and entertainment throughout the area in nearby National Harbor and Old Town Alexandria.
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Capitol Hill At Washington, D.C.Capitol Hill
The spirit and energy of the United States government are on Capitol Hill, home of the United States Congress. Capitol Dome serves as the backdrop for this spectacular area, which is packed with impressive attractions including the Library of Congress and the United States Supreme Court. The Capitol Hill area is also home to a charming residential neighborhood teeming with lively shops, restaurants and bars.

Other attractions include the Marine Barracks, Washington Navy Yard and Congressional Cemetery. Tours of these famous cultural and political sites are offered. For more information.
East Capitol Street,
Washington, DC

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts At Washington, D.C.John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Head to the banks of the flowing Potomac River to this premier performing arts and entertainment district, also home to the prestigious National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera and Washington Ballet.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts facilities include the impressive Concert Hall, Opera House and the Eisenhower Theater. The center plays host to a variety of jazz, pop and folk concerts, dance shows, multimedia art performances and theater productions.
2700 F St NW,
Washington, DC

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Mount Vernon At Washington, D.C.Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon is the site of George Washington's 8,000-acre plantation estate located on the banks of the Potomac River. A stroll through the well-manicured grounds reveals a glimpse into the first President's world overflowing with beautiful gardens, stables and orchards. Architecture enthusiasts will enjoy getting up close to neoclassical Georgian architecture. 
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
Mount Vernon, VA

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Washington D.C. Cherry Festival and Jefferson MemorialNational Cherry Blossom Festival
When: March 20 through April 13
The District's famed cherry trees are expected to be at their peak bloom, with 70 percent of the trees flowering, between April 8 and April 12.
National Park Service officials made the bloom prediction Tuesday as organizers announced plans for this year's National Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival will feature a wide variety of events celebrating the trees and Japanese culture. Among the events will be a film festival that features recent Japanese films. This year's festival also includes a fitness theme with activities planned around the city's monuments.
Fireworks are planned for April 5, and the Cherry Blossom Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12.
The cherry blossoms are a huge District attraction for not only tourists, but also locals who love to see the blooms. This year marks the 102nd anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees from Japan as a symbol of friendship with the United States.
800 Madison Dr NW National Mall, Washington, DC 20408
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