Washington, DC Destination Guide
Copyright Paul Batsel
Would you buy tickets for a tourist attraction and then not go see it? Of course not! But if you've paid your taxes, then you've already bought admission to Washington, DC's most popular museums, parks, and monuments. So go -- it's free!
Most of the attractions are located on the National Mall, a two-mile strip of parkland between the Capitol and the Washington Monument. (This is one mall where you won't mind your kids hanging out.) Plan on spending a three-day weekend here, at least. For those short on time, follow our sightseer's survival guide to DC's top seven free attractions.