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Corcoran Gallery of Art

510 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 639-1700

The Corcoran houses both Renaissance paintings and contemporary works of art. Visit on a Saturday when families are admitted free of charge.

Hirshhorn Museum

Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW
Washington, DC 20591
(202) 633-1000

Situated behind the Washington Mall, take in contemporary works of art by Matisse, Picasso and Pollock or relax in the sculpture garden with a cup of tea.

National Portrait Gallery

Eighth and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 633-8300

The photography here is so impactful.


555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20001
(888) 639-7386

The collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs is amazing, as are historical artifacts like pieces from the Berlin Wall.

P.O.V Roof Terrace at The W Hotel

515 15th Street NW

Washington, DC 20004
(202) 661-2400

The bar at the W Hotel is known for the best views of the city. It is more notable than the hotel itself.

The Kennedy Center

2700 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566
(800) 444-1324

Named for President JFK, the Kennedy Center hosts plays, ballets and many of DC’s best theatrical events.