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Five Reasons to Visit Washington, DC

With several new attractions in place and tons of events to educate and entertain, it’s easy to think of reasons to visit Washington DC. Make some plans with us by learning about what we’re excited to show you in our Washington, DC, bus tours.

Attractions & Things You Can See in DC

  • The MGM Casino has opened

Did you know that DC now has its own Las Vegas-Style casino? This 308-room resort features a world-class salon and spa, high-end retail, restaurants featuring renowned international chefs, and over 125,000 square feet of games and entertainment.

  • The Wharf has Transformed the Waterfront

With the first phase of development now complete, this $2 billion mixed-use area is a hip urban destination for entertainment, restaurants, and shopping, just a short walk away from Washington’s historic attractions and the National Mall.

  • Seasonal Events, Performances, and International Festivals

The best part about Washington is that there’s always something to do. Popular festivals include Passport DC, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Chinese New Year’s and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Washington is a great place to explore cultural events and learn about the food, music, arts, and traditions of other countries.

  • See the Restored Capitol Dome

After multiple years of repairs and restoration, the Capitol dome has finally been restored to its original splendor, and it’s once again a symbol of freedom for future generations. Now you can get an up-close view for yourself!

  • Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History

The only museum in the nation dedicated to documenting African American history, art, life and culture, this newly-opened museum features exhibits and programs on post-Civil War reconstruction, slavery, and the Civil Rights movement, as well as artifacts belonging to historic Americans like Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Louis Armstrong, and Michael Jackson.

Explore Washington, DC, Today

Looking for a way to catch all you can of the capital in a single trip? Why not try the renowned Washington, DC bus tours offered by DC Trails? You can book a tour or request a charter trip today. Contact our team at DC Trials for more information.