3-Day Washington DC Itinerary

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3 Days in Washington D.C.

Visiting attractions in Washington, D.C. may make tourists feel like they are stepping through the pages of history. Get tickets from your member of Congress and tour parts of The White House or go sightseeing at national monuments and memorials dedicated to the country's great leaders and courageous defenders. The nation's capital also has a plethora of museums showcasing some of the world's most finest treasures.

Day 1 Highlights


Hotel Hive

Hotel Hive is the first micro hotel in D.C. with 125 to 250 square feet hives. This property offers pet-friendly accommodations in Washington and is a few steps away from all the tourist hotspots!

Barbie Pond

Outside one Logan Circle rowhouse on Q Street NW, a cast of fully accessorized Barbies greets sidewalk passersby all year. The Barbies are arranged around a small fountain, and there’s always a theme—they rode unicorns for Pride Month in June and donned bedazzled bodysuits and feathered headdresses in a Moulin Rouge-themed Valentine’s Day display.

Best of DC Tour

Experience some of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC like an insider on this full-day sightseeing tour. Enjoy priority entry into the United States Capitol, the home of Congress. Then visit the National Archives Building, where the original Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are on display. In between, see the city’s most famous landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and more.

DC Ghost Tour

Experience the haunted fun of DC Ghost tours! This entertaining and informative walking ghost tour will take you to 8 locations, where your experienced tour guide will tell you of the haunting's that persist at iconic buildings surrounding the White House.

Decades

Retro-themed, 3-story nightclub featuring '80s & '90s music amid throwback decor & artwork.

Day 2 Highlights


Smithsonian Castle

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Honoring the men and women who served in the controversial Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial chronologically lists the names of 58,318 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country.



Founding Farmers

Located just three blocks west of the White House, the award-winning Founding Farmers flagship restaurant has been a destination for locals and tourists alike since it opened in 2008. Their mission is to take people back to the source, to enjoy food that is grown, raised, and harvested on family farms across the region and nation.

Graffiti Art Experience

Gain new found street cred while understanding what graffiti art really means. See how it’s created alongside artist Rajan Sedalia. Who will guide you through letter styles, spray can techniques and exploring your creative side.

Secret Doors and Theme Rooms

From spies to secret passageways put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search for over 70 secret doors and explore our themed rooms. They would never give you a map - this would ruin the surprise of finding a secret door. They do give you a hint card and talk to you about the Big O before you start your journey. It’s not in the finding, it’s in the seeking that is important. Experience the magic!

African American Heritage Tour

Experience the nightlife in Washington DC in a famous area called "U Street", which was once truly the heart of Black culture in America, attracting locals and visitors for an unparalleled music and nightlife scene. It’s also the birthplace of celebrated DC hero, jazz musician Duke Ellington

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Day 3 Highlights


Kingbird

Among the best restaurants in Washington D.C., Kingbird offers ingredient-driven Mediterranean Riviera cuisine. Found next to the Kennedy Center in Foggy Bottom, Kingbird is an ideal setting for pre-theater dinner & drinks.

Planet Word

Language is what makes us human.From earliest childhood we weave our words into speech to communicate. At Planet Word we inspire and renew a love of words and language through unique, immersive learning experiences. Get ready to paint with words, talk with language ambassadors from around the globe, and watch books come to life before your eyes.

Lincoln Book Tower

At 34 feet tall and made up of more than 6,800 books, the Lincoln Book Tower at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership has almost as many biographies of the 16th president. The center sits across from the theater and next door to the Petersen House, where, after being shot, Lincoln was carried and eventually died. Unveiled in 2012, the tower is a testament to Lincoln’s enduring place in American thought and literature. A spiral staircase surrounding the tower gives visitors a 360-degree view of the collection.

Newton's Apple Tree

Looking for cosmic inspiration? Take a note from Sir Isaac Newton and cozy up under this apple tree, a descendant of the one whose fruit ostensibly clunked the famed English mathematician on the head and inspired him to develop the theory of gravity in 1687.

Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

Narrow, red-hued hangout with kitschy accents featuring numerous bottled, craft beers & weekend DJs.