Although it is most known for being the home of our nation’s capital, there are a number of events and activities that can be enjoyed in Washington D.C. Even though the city is only the 24th most populated in the U.S., due to the number of tourists that visit the area and the commuters that enter the city during the weekday from Maryland and Virginia, the city often appears more populated.
Above all things, Washington D.C. is known for its rich history and the numerous national monuments such as those located in the famous National Mall; a large open park in downtown Washington. Here you tourists find monuments like the National World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. This is also the center of numerous festivals, political protests and concerts. With a little something for everyone in this city there is no shortage of activity within our nation’s capital.
Washington, DC is home to the professional NHL hockey team, the Washington Capitols and the Washington Mystics WNBA team. Both of these teams play in the Chinatown Verizon Center in Washington D.C. The MLB team the Washington Nationals play at the city’s Nationals Park. Those interested in NFL tickets can also see the Washington Redskins play their home games at the FedExField located in nearby Landover, Maryland.
Not only is our nation’s capital a center for political events, but it is also a hotbed for the arts as well. The National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera and the Washington Ballet all call the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts home. Tickets to these events can be bought all year long to see these performances live. You can also find National Theatre, Ford’s Theatre and the Warner Theatre in the city, where numerous theatrical events are held as there is a strong local theatrical tradition in the area. Those interested in live theatrical performances can also visit the Shakespeare Theatre Company and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to see off-broadway shows and Shakespearian plays.
The Lincoln Theatre in downtown Washington D.C. is also home to many live blues and R&B performances. Music fans interested in indie music can also enjoy live performances in The District at venues like The Black Cat and the 9:30 Club.