Washington D.C. can be an expensive place to live and work and especially expensive to vacation. While you’re staying in a competitively priced corporate apartment from DC Corporate Housing, we have some more ways to save a little cash while you’re here.
That’s why we have put together this list of free things to do while you’re here. You can see and do a lot without having to spend a dime in admission fees. Here’s where.
The National Mall is the tree-lined open space between Constitution and Independence Avenues. It includes places to see, museums to visit and spaces to just hang out and enjoy the city. The mall includes The Washington Monument, The U.S. Capitol Building, Smithsonian Museums, National Gallery of Art and the U.S. Botanic Garden.
The National Zoo is somewhere you should visit if you’re in Washington D.C. for any length of time. It’s an excellent venue with over 400 species of animals and plenty more to see an do. Admission is free, although parking costs if you drive.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the best place to see a performance in the whole of Washington D.C. As well as premier performances, it also holds free performances on the Millennium Stage. It’s also a great place to tour, wander and explore.
The U. S. Capitol Building is the home of the Senate and the House of Representatives and is one of the most famous landmarks in the city. It’s also partly open to the public. You can see the Capitol Visitor Center and take guided tours of the building. The latter requires a free ticket per person on a first come first served basis, so get there early!
Visiting the U.S. Supreme Court allows you to see the law in action, for free. Set on First Street and Maryland Avenue, the court sits October through April and has a public gallery open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
No visit to Washington D.C. would be complete without a tour of the Arlington National Cemetery. It is a national monument that serves as a memorial to those who fell in service to their country. It’s a sobering visit but also an awe inspiring one.
The National Gallery of Art is world-class and is free to enter. It houses some of the greatest works of art in the world and lots of masterpieces from all periods. It’s another venue that will take many weeks and months of visiting before you get to see everything.
Those are just some of the many free activities that offer something special during your visit to Washington D.C. We hope you enjoy them!