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The capital is not just about famous buildings and monuments. Where else can you see a Gutenberg Bible, visit a spy museum, eat Ethiopian cuisine, and see a tarantula feeding all in one day? Here's a list of the best things to do in Washington, D.C.

Visit the Smithsonian

Pick up a map and information on all of the museums in the Smithsonian Institution Building. These national treasures cover a wide range of subjects from art to space exploration.

Tour the National Monuments and Memorials

The national monuments in the city are truly spectacular. The best time to see them is at night when they are illuminated, less crowded and parking is easier.

Tour the Three Houses of Government

Explore the U.S. Capitol Building, the White House and the U.S. Supreme Court and you will gain a fuller understanding of the division of power within the city's democratic government.

Take a Walk Through Georgetown

It is the capital's historic waterfront that today is bustling with activity. The area is a shopper's paradise and the streets are lined with restaurants of every nationality.

Walk, Bike, or Kayak Along the C & O Canal

A wonderful historic park that offers a quick relief from hectic city life.

See a Show or Concert at the Kennedy Center

Enjoy performances ranging from musicals to concerts by the National Symphony or see a free show at the Millennium Stage.

Attend a Concert at Wolftrap Farm Park

Listen to all types of music at this national park dedicated to the performing arts. Outdoor concerts are featured in the summer and indoor performances are held the rest of the year.

Take a Hike at Great Falls Park

Take a picnic and enjoy spectacular views of the Potomac River at this park. Great Falls offers a variety of activities including hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, bicycling, and horseback riding.

Explore Mount Vernon

Explore the state of the art galleries and theaters, visit the estate of George Washington and his family, tour the 14-room mansion that is beautifully restored and furnished with original objects dating back to the 1740's.

Take a Walking Tour of Old Town, Alexandria

The lively waterfront area has plenty of things to do. Visit colonial houses, public parks, churches, museums, a marina, unique shops, and restaurants.