Beyond Fairfax: Washington DC Attractions


What to Do in Washington DC - A Guide for Your Washington DC Vacation   

Washington DC is without a doubt one of the most popular places to visit in the U.S. With Fairfax County just minutes away, Washington DC is perfect for a quick day trip vacation. 

If you're looking for things to do in Washington DC, let us be your guide!  We list the best attractions, events, museums, and vacation ideas for the Washington DC area. Experience the history of our country as you visit the many Washington DC attractions and landmarks. Once there, you'll be surrounded by historic architecture and be in awe of the transformation of modern America.

As part of your trip, monuments and the museums in Washington DC are unlike any other in the world. Take pictures in front of the Lincoln Memorial or pet FDR's dog. Places like the incredible Smithsonian Institution and other Washington DC Museums offer incredible historic artifacts, national treasures, and so much more.

Before planning your trip, make sure you take a look at all the Washington DC events and DC metro area events in our calendar. 

Located just to the west of our Nation's Capital, Fairfax County is an economic and convenient choice if you're looking for accommodations and Fairfax provides easy access to all the DC metro area events, sights and sounds from nearby Northern Virginia.   

Check out the listings below to find some great information on Washington DC tourist attractions to better plan your vacation to Washington DC! 


  • George Mason Memorial

    George Mason Memorial

    Ohio Drive and East Basin Drive, SW, Washington, DC 20242

    Dedicated on April 9, 2002, honors the little known but widely felt contributions of an important founding father. The memorial stands in West Potomac Park, near the intersection of Ohio Drive and Eas…

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  • Washington, DC museum - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560

    The Hirshhorn presents art in a range of media, including works on paper, painting, installation, photography, sculpture, digital and video art, and works that mix all or some of the above. Our collec…

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  • Spy Museum Front

    International Spy Museum

    800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

    The museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. Many of these objects are artifacts which illuminate the work of famous spies and pivotal…

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  • Washington DC Monuments: The Jefferson Memorial

    Jefferson Memorial

    Ohio Dr SW & E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024

    DC's tribute to one of our nation's most notable forefathers, Thomas Jefferson, is a must-see. The open air domed building houses a standing statue of the honoree and overlooks the scenic Potomac Rive…

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  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

    Korean War Veterans Memorial

    Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024

    This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat. Engraved on granite blocks near the water po…

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  • Visit the Library of Congress and other attractions in Washington DC

    Library of Congress

    Independence Avenue and 1st Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

    Known to some natives as the most beautiful building in Washington, DC, the Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. Visitors can peruse texts dating back hundreds of years, as well as…

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  • Washington DC Monuments: The Lincoln Memorial

    Lincoln Memorial

    Lincoln Memorial Cir SW, Washington, DC 20242

    The Lincoln Memorial, located on the most western end of DC's National Mall, is an awe inspiring homage to our 16th President. Visitor's revel in not only the acute detail of Lincoln, but also in the …

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