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Travel Destinations and Attractions in Washington, DC
Is Washington, DC on your list of must-see locations? This popular tourist destination is filled with United States History, including the Lincoln Monument, the Library of Congress, and of course the White House and U.S. Capitol building. While you can spend just a day or two exploring this area, to truly do it justice, you need to give yourself more time--there really is that much to do here.
Washington, DC Sports and Recreation
Washington, DC sports teams abound, so no matter when you’re planning your visit, you’ll likely find a sports event taking place.
In addition to the sports teams housed at the 6 local area colleges, Washington, DC has its fair share of professional sports teams in nearly every sport you can imagine, including:
Washington Nationals (MLB)
D.C. United (MLS)
Washington Redskins (NFL)
Washington Wizards (NBA)
Washington Capitals (NHL)
Washington Mystics (WNBA)
Washington Kastles (WTT)
The National Museum of American History may not seem like the place to find sports memorabilia, but it most definitely is. From a baseball signed by the 1930s Philadelphia Athletics, to trophies awarded to various race car drivers, you’ll find everything you can imagine to represent America’s love of sports.
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.
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.
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.
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.