Useful Websites

The Washington DC area has a lot to offer to both adults and children. It houses a very rich array of museums most of which are free and are part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museumseducation, and research complex of 19 museums. Learn more at Smithsonian Institution | Home (si.edu)


The official tourism site for Washington DC includes everything: attractions, things to do, restaurants, hotels, events, and maps. They also have a great list of Free Things to Do in Washington DC.


Monthly magazine for the DC Area with information on popular local attractions, such as restaurants and neighborhoods, and entertainment such as fine art and museum exhibits with regular in-depth feature reporting of local institutions, politicians, businessmen, academics, and philanthropists.

Time out DC

Washington DC's guide to theater, restaurants, bars, movies, shopping, events, activities, things to do, music, clubs, dance and nightlife.

Kid Friendly DC

Where to go and what to do with kids in the capital + a glimpse of life from within the district. Sign up to keep informed of activities.

The Washington Post’s Going out Guide

You can subscribe to The Washington Post’s Going out Guide - it is a great source for nightlife, festivals, music, movies, dining, and other events.


DCist is the unofficial homepage of the District. They cover what matters to Washingtonians, whether that’s the latest piece of legislation before the D.C. Council or the best thing to order at the new restaurant around the corner.

Washington DC travel guide from US News

U.S. News Travel article of Washington DC.

Trip Savy

Articles specialized on Washington DC area travel guide.

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