Welcome to Washington, D.C.
Enter the incredible world of art, culture, and history in our nation’s capital city
Washington, D.C., is home to some of the nation’s most prestigious buildings and homes. While your grand tour may start at the White House and Pentagon, you can’t miss the National Mall, the Washington Monument, the iconic steps of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, or the Arlington National Cemetery.
Those who love art and culture will seek the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, or the International Spy Museum. You may delight in the beauty of the Washington National Cathedral or the incredible history of the National Archives museum.
Even close to home, you will find a beautiful tableau of gardens, parks, historic buildings, and a city designed for leaving your car in the garage.
What to Love
National history and beautiful architecture
Historic and cutting-edge homes
Vibrant and busy urban culture
Walkable neighborhoods and nearby shops
As the nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C., is one of the most metropolitan cities in the world. A hub of domestic and international culture, people from every possible background gather in D.C., creating a shared culture of energy and efficiency. Washington, D.C., always has a reason to celebrate. You will find no end to the festivals, events, galleries, and organizations available to step into for an afternoon or get involved in your favorite causes.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Everyone comes to Washington, D.C., with a list of things they must do, see, and eat. If you are moving to D.C., the only difference is that you have plenty of time to finish your list at a leisurely and enjoyable pace.
Want to see the National Mall
and the beautiful monument in the reflecting pool? Want to walk the glorious halls of the Smithsonian
? As a local, you’ll have the leisure to plan your visits when the tourists thin out for a more relaxed visit at your own pace. Take a long walk past the iconic monuments or explore the latest Washington, D.C., luxury commercial center, The Wharf
, a long boardwalk along the inner run of the Potomac River.
Looking for that legendary capital cuisine? Start at Old Ebbitt Grill
, then head to the beautiful Sequoia DC
for formal Americana in a glittering dining room overseeing the river while exploring Georgetown Waterfront Park
. Martin’s Tavern
is a local favorite, while Cafe Milano
offers date-worthy fine dining of classic Italian cuisine.
Things to Do
There are always things to do in Washington, D.C. There are a few special festivals and events locals always attend, and tourists flock to the city from around the world. Music lovers cannot miss the D.C. Jazz Festival, and not everyone knows that Washington, D.C., explodes in cherry blossoms just in time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The Pride Festival in D.C. is an unforgettable experience, while the Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates cultures from around the world and those who sustain them. Learn more about activities at Washington DC
and Secret DC
There are many excellent schools to choose from in the Washington, D.C., area. The local school district is the District of Columbia Public Schools, paired with a similar organization, the District of Columbia Charter Schools. Likewise, there is a selection of private and religious schools so each family can find a school that suits their needs.