Things to Do in Washington
Washington D.C., commonly referred to as ‘Washington’ or only ‘D.C.’, is the capital of the United States of America. The city is filled with a large number of attractions that include galleries, museums, memorials, parks, iconic monuments and much more. Washington D.C. is pretty popular among tourists as it is the home city of three different components of the federal government of the US — the President, the Supreme Court and the Congress. Washington D.C. is one of the most visited places in the country. If you’re planning a visit to this historic city, then here are the spots to be put in your things to do in Washington D.C. list-
National Mall: A national park located in downtown Washington D.C., the National Mall contains a few museums and memorials; and receives approximately 20 million visitors each year. The spot also serves as an outdoor recreational area for activities such as jogging and picnicking. Many annual events are held at this amazing spot, among which the Blossom Kite Festival is pretty popular. This beautiful festival is hosted at the last weekend of March.
National Gallery of Art: Established in 1937, the museum was founded with the vision that art is for everyone and the masses of the country should be able to enjoy art without worrying about their budget. This is the reason that visitors are allowed to enter the museum without any entry-fee. Its core collection includes significant works of art donated by Paul Mellon, Rosenwald, Chester Dale and a few other philanthropists. European and American paintings, photographs, drawing and sculptures are displayed in the galleries and sculpture garden. The National Gallery of Art has one of the finest art collections in the world.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Opened on 8th September, 1971, this performing arts center is located on the Potomac River. The center is one of the busiest performing arts facilities in the country. Almost 2,000 performances are held annually that are attended by about two million people. The Kennedy Center has three main theaters i.e. the Concert Hall, the Opera House, and the Eisenhower Theater.