History, art, and culture – things to do in D.C.

Smithsonian Institution The world’s largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian Institution boats 19 museums, which are all free and open every day of the year except Christmas. From art to history to the National Zoo, there is something for everyone. Located just blocks from the Newseum.

Ride the Ducks D.C. Rolling through the streets of D.C. before splashing into the Potomac, you’ll learn tidbits and accounts of the people and events that shaped D.C.  Ride the Ducks tours conveniently start from Union Station and is a 90-minute sightseeing experience.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsPresenting the National Symphony Orchestra in November 2015. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 5, 2015.