Whether you’re planning a trip with your college friends or looking to schedule some family vacation time, DC is the perfect city to spend your spring break. Here are our top recommendations for where to go.
We can’t emphasize just how fantastic DC’s museum scene is (and everything happens to be free of charge to boot). No trip to the capital would be complete without a visit to at least one of the Smithsonians. Head for the American Art Museum if you’re fascinated by painting and portraiture or go to the Museum of American History for a guide to the country’s development.
American Art Museum
F St NW & 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560
Come back from your trip with some fancy new electronics, courtesy of the Georgetown Apple Store, or make your way to H&M to scoop up a brand new sweater. Whatever you’re interested in buying, you’ll definitely be able to find it in DC’s many stores and boutiques.
1229 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
3222 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
For a night you won’t forget, buy tickets to see a play at one of DC’s many theaters. Check out a classical music performance, or watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Our recommendation for the theater scene is DC’s classy Studio Theatre, an ultra-modern spot in Logan Square that hosts widely acclaimed drama. Concert-wise, you can’t go wrong with the Kennedy Center venue. And if you’re looking to enjoy a movie, pick up some popcorn (and a cocktail) at Georgetown’s multi-screen AMC.
1501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
3111 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Enjoy a classy dinner out at one of DC’s culinary stars, like Italian downtown spot Fiola or modern Indian restaurant Rasika. You’ll love getting to try out the delicious food and you’ll enjoy the gorgeous surroundings too.
(entrance on Indiana Ave), 601 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004
1190 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
From Shaw to Dupont Circle, every part of DC has its own character. Spend the day hanging out in one of DC’s neighborhoods. You can start out the morning with a cup of coffee at a hip coffee shop (like La Colombe), then meander around to see some local art and boutiques, before settling in for a meal.
900 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001