What to do in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a fantastic place to be if you’re bored and wondering what to do. It is a city steeped in the history of the United States, as well as the seat of our government. Some iconic points of interest are closed until further notice, but we have found a few things that are sure to give you a fun-filled day while on your stay in the District of Columbia. Let’s take a look at what Washington, DC has to offer.

First, we recommend the breathtaking National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. This garden is full of all kinds of fantastical sculptures that will captivate your imagination. Take a stroll through the wandering paths to see sculptures such as the Spider, Wandering Rocks, or Typewriter Eraser, Scale X. All kinds of sculptures pepper the grounds and invite different interpretations and feelings within everyone who views them.

Second, for anyone who loves theology or biblical artifacts and history, you’ll definitely want to visit the Museum of the Bible. Exhibits include The People of the Land: History and Archaeology of Ancient Israel, which features pottery and various items used in everyday life of antiquity. This exhibit aims to teach museum goers more about the life of those in ancient Israel. Treasures from the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Library is another stunning exhibit, featuring several ancient manuscripts and other artifacts from the Vatican and its library.

Mount Vernon, the famed home of General and President George Washington, is open to the public and a great choice for a day trip. Come and learn all about our founding father and first president at his beloved home. His entire life is on display, from his humble beginnings in Virginia, to becoming a beloved general, to being elected to become our first president. You’ll also learn about his wife and various aspects of his life through the things he left behind. For the history buff, this is a must-see attraction.

Finally, the National Museum of Women in the Arts aims to celebrate women and their impact on the world of art and beyond. For as long as art has been celebrated, female artists have often been overlooked in favor of their male counterparts. The founder of this museum, Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, determined to change that narrative. By opening her museum to all women artists everywhere, we are given a treasure trove of art by women who might not have been showcased otherwise. From paintings to sculptures to photographs, you’ll have a fantastic time perusing all the amazing art women have to offer the world.

Your trip to Washington, DC doesn’t have to involve visiting all the monuments, there is plenty of other things to do as well as the city slowly reopens. However, if you’d like to tour the Mall and the monuments, they are open to the public. Take a day to explore these recommendations and have yourself an adventure today.

Links

On Air Parking (DCA) – https://www.onairparking.com/parking/Ronald-Reagan-Washington-National-Airport-DCA

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden – https://www.nga.gov/collection/sculpture-garden.html

Museum of the Bible – https://www.museumofthebible.org/

Mount Vernon – https://www.mountvernon.org/

National Museum of Women in the Arts – https://nmwa.org/

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