Top 5 Free Things To Do in Washington D.C.

An exciting trip to our country’s capital does not need to cost an arm and a leg. There are plenty of free things to do in Washington D.C.  Whether you are just stopping in for a day trip or visiting for a weekend stay at a Washington DC Bed and Breakfast, there is plenty to do for free while you’re in town, from museums and national monuments to gardens and other nature spots.

1. Museums

There are a number of museums in Washington D.C. and almost all of them have no entry fee. Museums are the perfect entertainment for cold or rainy days in the city. Some fan-favorites from 2021 according to Trip Advisor include the Smithsonian National Museum of Naural History, National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Gallery of Art, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Air and Space Museum. Additionally, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History is just a 10-minute walk from the American Guest House. You are sure to learn a lot on your trip to the United States Capital.

2. National Monuments

Statues and monuments are scattered throughout the city and draw the attention of tourists and locals alike. Some of the most popular include the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, National World War II Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. These monuments are larger than life and impressive in detail.  Oftentimes, they provoke intense emotions.

3. Famous Government Buildings

Among the most well-known sights to see in Washington D.C. are the United States government buildings. You can easily visit the White House, U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, and other famous government buildings during your trip to the capital city. For a more up close and personal look, many government buildings even offer free tours. If someone in your family has dreams of working on Capitol Hill, for example, these tours can help them grow their dreams!

4. Nature and Parks

If you are visiting Washington D.C. in the spring and looking for free ways to enjoy the sunshine, we have a few can’t miss spots for you to see. The United States Botanic Garden is a free admission attraction that includes the Conservatory, the National Garden, and Bartholdi Park. Moreover, seeing the cherry blossoms in full bloom around the Tidal Basin is another breathtaking experience. Take a stroll around the water and enjoy views of a few monuments as well.

5. The Zoo

The Smithsonian National Zoo contains over 2,000 animals and over 390 different species for you to see. Most importantly, there is no entry fee to walk through this park-like zoo while you learn and explore. Animal lovers and families with fascinated children can likely spend an entire day in the zoo alone.

Spend the Weekend at a Washington D.C. Bed and Breakfast

In conclusion, there are so many free things to do in Washington D.C. With so much to see and explore, many people like to spend more than one day in Washington D.C. After a full day of walking tours, you will want a clean, comfortable place to spend your evenings and downtime. The American Guest House is conveniently located near Dupont Circle and offers fresh, homemade breakfasts and well-appointed rooms. Book your Washington D.C bed and breakfast stay today!