16 Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

Are you one of the millions of Americans changing their vacation plans due to increasing costs? Well, a road trip to Washington, D.C., might be the new trip you’re looking for.

With a wide range of accommodation options, a great mass transportation system even from the suburbs, and mostly free attractions, take a look at what the country’s capital city offers.

1. The Capitol Building

If you want to see the Capitol building, head over to First St SW. It is the perfect spot to take a stroll, snap photos outside of the building or go inside the visitor center to see where Congress meets. It is open to the public and completely free.

2. U.S. Botanical Garden

Located at 100 Maryland Ave SW, the Botanical Garden is a fun place to visit. Like the Capitol and many other places near the National Mall, it is also free and open to the public.

3. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Statue

Cruise along the west side of the Capitol, right near the reflecting pool, to find the stunning bronze Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Statue that honors the former president and Civil War Commander.

4. American Indian Museum

Located on 4th St and Independence Ave, SW, this beautifully designed museum has a relaxing waterfall on the side of the building and many artifacts housed inside.

5. The Eisenhower Memorial

Right near The American Indian Museum stands the Eisenhower Memorial. It’s one of the latest additions to the National Mall and is open around the clock for viewing.

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