Places to See and Things to Do in Washington, DC | Avis Rent a Car

Places to See and Things to Do in Washington, DC

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Washington, DC Day Trip Ideas

The best day trips from Washington, DC will keep you within the walls of this amazing city. Here are two places you can’t miss on your next visit.

The National Mall

To truly do justice to this amazing part of the city, you really need to closely explore the museums and historical sights that make up the National Mall. This is definitely one of the things to do in Washington, DC that you really can’t miss on your visit. Spend as much time as you can there and get to know our country and history like never before.

Newseum

A museum devoted to sharing the importance of maintaining a free press and protecting our First Amendment rights, the Newseum is made up of 15 galleries and 15 theaters devoted to sharing some of the most newsworthy events of all time. Here, you’ll find exhibits including eight sections of the Berlin Wall and every Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph dating back to 1942. A historical visit to Washington, DC isn’t complete without a stop here.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival

While the peak blooming period varies from year to year, Washington, DC’s cherry blossoms typically peak between March 15 and April 18. Home to the most cherry trees in the area, the Tidal Basin is the place to visit if you want to get the best pictures at this beautiful time of year. Throughout the festival, you’ll find a variety of events to attend, including the official opening ceremonies, the Blossom Kite Festival, and Petalpalooza among many more—it’s truly a sight to be seen.

Luxury Car Rental

You can’t go wrong with a car rental in Washington, DC, especially when it comes to Avis’ luxury car rental options. Choose anything from a sleek Jaguar XF to a Mercedes SUV to get around the city in the ultimate style and comfort.

Whether you choose a car rental in Washington, DC, or opt for a DCA car rental so you can have access to your vehicle upon arrival at the airport, you’ll find a car to not only fit your needs, but also your pocketbook. And with the Avis Preferred program and the Best Rate Guarantee, you can be sure you’re getting the best deal possible.