Are you thinking about planning a trip to Washington, DC?  DC has so much to offer, it can be overwhelming. Even as a native to the area, I've not done all the things tourist do. I know, it's crazy! I've put together a list of all the must see, fun things to do in the city.

Fun Things To Do In Washington, DC

There’s a lot to see in our nation's capital, so manage your time wisely, and plan ahead. There you can experience DC’s great museums, most of which have free entry – it’s one of the best things about the city.

Here are our recommendations for fun things to do in Washington, DC:

  1. Indulge at Astro Donuts. It's DC’s best and most popular donut shop. They have innovative flavors like peanut butter, crème brulee, and s’mores.
  2. Grab your tickets for the Washington Monument when the ticket booth opens at 8:30. There will be a line, so get there early!
  3. Visit my favorite memorials, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and World War II Memorial.
  4. Walk on the National Mall.
  5. Tour the White House and the Capitol.
  6. Explore the National Museum of American History.
  7. Watch an IMAX movie at the National Air and Space Museum.
  8. Enjoy the beauty of botany at the United States Botanic Garden.
  9. Devour the city's best burger, the Blazin' Barn Burger, at Good Stuff Eatery.
  10. Catch one of the Kennedy Center‘s free nightly shows.
  11. Head to Baked & Wired for a Strawberry Cupcake or Little Bertha’s Sandwich Cookie – think Little Debbie Sandwich Cookie but so, so much better.
  12. Grab a breakfast biscuit from A Baked Joint; you won't regret it. It's the sister bakery to Georgetown’s Baked & Wired.
  13. Walk 14th street to shop like a local. You'll spot nationally recognized American made shops too.
  14. Discover local DC eats all in one place at Union Market.
  15. Go out of your way for the city's best pizza at Menomale.

Have you ever wondered whether anything is Made in Washington DC? Check out our list: Ten Things We Love, Made in DC!

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