Vacationing in Washington, DC

Bring your family or stay a few extra days in the Washington area. We have lots of activities for kids and adults: beautiful nature, historic places, a wide variety of museums, cultural arts, vibrant Jewish communities, great shopping, wonderful food.

The tourist high point in Washington is the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. Smithsonian museums are open every day but Christmas and admission is free! For a complete overview read the 54 page My Smithsonian: Visitor Guide.  The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, June 25-29, 2003 at the National Mall will feature Scotland, Mali and Appalachia.

Below is a selection of activities to get your started. Or check out the Washington Tourist Bureau.


Free Museums

U.S. Government

National Mall

Outdoor Activities



Rockville JCC

Holocaust Museum

Supreme Court

Washington Monument


Folk Life Festival

Jewish Shopping

Jewish Rockville

Air & Space

National Capitol

Lincoln Memorial

Aquatic Gardens

C&O Canal

White Flint Mall

Jewish Military History

Natural History

Printing and Engraving

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Heritage Walking Tours

Minor League Baseball

Union Station

Jewish Cemeteries

Renwick Gallery

Veterans Affairs

Roosevelt Memorial

Rockville Recreation

National Zoo




Library of Congress

Jefferson Memorial

Great Falls

Children's Museum

Tysons Corner