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National Zoo

National Zoo

One great free thing to do in DC is to head to Rock Creek Park and visit the National Zoo. There are elephants, lions, pandas, and many other animals. For our zoo pictures, visit here.


Snowfall

Snowfall

It rarely snows in DC, but when it does the city is quiet and beautiful, carpeted in white. To see more pictures of monuments in the snow, visit here.


National Arboretum

National Arboretum

One of the best kept secrets of DC is the National Arboretum. It has acres of beautifully kept gardens in addition to a breathtaking Bonsai Museum. For more pictures of the National Arboretum, please visit the Arboretum photo album.


Folklife Festival

Folklife Festival

Every year, the Smithsonian hosts a folklife festival on the National Mall. Three different cultures are highlighted with music, dancing, demonstrations, cooking classes, and food. For pictures of past folklife festivals, please visit the whole album here.


Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Every April, the cherry trees bloom in DC. To celebrate, the city has a cherry blossom festival, held around the Tidal Basin. See more of our cherry blossom pictures here.


Monuments at Night

Monuments at Night

Nighttime in DC is the best time to go visit monuments. They're beautiful at night and it is often cool and quiet. For more pictures of DC lit up at night, visit here.