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Fun Summer Activities To Enjoy in Washington DC

Fun Summer Activities To Enjoy in Washington DC

Are you visiting D.C. this summer, possibly planning a future move? Summer may be a way off, but it’s the perfect time to plan your trip! Consider this article your go-to-travel guide for all of your must-see destinations during your trip. From historical endeavors to live theater, Washington D.C. truly has it all. Get excited about your visit and explore these fantastic destinations! 

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

One of the most popular spots to visit is George Washington’s former estate, Mount Vernon. This home and landscape have been transformed into a museum for visitors to enjoy the viewing of documents, furniture, art, and more. Take a tour of the home or stroll around the lusciously landscaped grounds to get a feel of what it was like to live in the home of the first President. Located just inside Alexandria, this is an easy trip for anyone exploring the D.C. area. 

National Air and Space Museum 

The National Air and Space Museum is a must-see for any aviation lovers out there. This museum showcases the technological advancements that have progressed space exploration and aviation since its discovery. If you want to see the aircraft and spacecraft up close and personal, this is the place to visit!

National Museum of African American History 

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is a four-level museum that opened in 2016, making it one of the newer museums to enter this historic area. Visitors can explore artifacts and documents of African American life, history, and culture. There are many exhibits to explore and the site is constantly being updated to showcase new pieces of history. 

Smithsonian National Zoo

Any zoo lovers out there? If you are traveling to the D.C. area with family, visiting the Smithsonian National Zoo is a must. The zoo features animals from 300 different species and about 25 percent of the zoo’s residents are endangered. So, make sure to visit soon before these numbers continue to dwindle. The Smithsonian also houses a global research center and conservation center for Zoologists and scientists to conduct research and observation. 

Shakespeare Theater Company 

If you are traveling to D.C. on a budget and want to enjoy some live theater during your visit, check out the Shakespeare Theater Company! This theater hosts shows from actors of all ages, from school programs and acting classes to discussion series and charity programs. There is nothing like enjoying live theater when traveling and no better place than here!


We hope this article helps to get you excited about your upcoming visit to Washington D.C. This is a place full of history that has something to excite everyone. And if you’re traveling with hopes of moving near the area, it might be the perfect time to find a realtor! Howard County is just an hour away from Washington DC, with plenty of excitement itself. Contact Vsells & Associates today to learn more about finding your next home in one of our service areas!

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