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Best things to do in Washington

Science Museum
“Walk towards this universally unique museum with a collection of artifacts from the American and Russian space race. this is a no 1 must-see museum in Washington.”
213 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Natural History Museum is one of my favorites. AND mid-summer 2019 they opened a new permanent exhibit of dinosaur fossils which is awesome. ”
156 locals recommend
Library
“ Not sure why it is being labeled as a library, but getting into the White House is only accessible through tours, which can be registered for online. However, if visitors would like to see the president’s residence from the outside, then it’s an easy walk down Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 15th St. NW and 17th St. NW. There, parties can take pictures with the White House in the backdrop and scream obscenities at, or praises for, Trump through the fence! ”
236 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Take the Metro to Judiciary Square (12 minutes) to visit the National Gallery of Art. Great views of downtown DC and the Mall from the new tower of the East Wing.”
127 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This is one of my favorite museums. Located in Chinatown and easily accessible off the Chinatown Metro, this is a Smithsonian museum that is free to go to with thousands of portraits and landscapes from different times and different subjects with a regular turnover of exhibits. There is something new to see every time you go. ”
136 locals recommend
History Museum
“I was very moved by the stunning and well-curated exhibits at this museum. ”
76 locals recommend
History Museum
“Over four million people make their way to the vast National Museum of American History each year. No surprise, since the museum’s collection boasts more than three million objects that tell the American story. Among these, a few crowd favorites include the flag that inspired the “Star-Spangled Banner,” the Greensboro lunch counter, Julia Child’s kitchen, Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and Abraham Lincoln’s stovepipe hat.”
84 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“Local artists have studio shops inside the old torpedo factory in Old Town!”
63 locals recommend
Library
“More history in one location than you will ever be able to read and learn. ”
121 locals recommend
Museum
“I love this Museum. It is one of the very few you have to pay for, but I think it's totally worth it. ”
123 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Looking for a break place to get a low-key lunch and settle in to read a book or chat with a friend? Tryst has a vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu with lots of options for meat-eaters as well. The large restaurant also features large couches so you can lounge while you sip on an incredible chai latte or beer!”
161 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of history’s most important events, and one of its greatest tragedies, is the focus of this expansive museum. Learn the narrative of the Holocaust through artifacts, videos and personal stories in the Permanent Exhibition, and go deeper at special exhibitions such as Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story, recommended for kids ages 8 and up. Admission to the museum is free, but entry to the Permanent Exhibition is done via timed pass March through August – you can reserve online beforehand. Special exhibitions do not require a timed pass.”
50 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Hirshhorn Museum is known for its extensive collection of modern and contemporary art from around the world, including significant works by Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore and Yayoi Kusama. The sculpture garden is a must-see, as it includes the famous Wish Tree by Yoko Ono.”
84 locals recommend
Museum
“Assume a fake identity that you get quizzed on throughout your stay, crawl through the air ducts, and learn all about the fascinating world of espionage.”
68 locals recommend
Art Museum
“An amazing art gallery that has an entrance fee but is absolutely worth it.”
105 locals recommend
History Museum
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“Great museum that has ethnic cuisines, interactive playzone for kids that is wonderful on a rainy day. A hidden gem in DC.”
65 locals recommend