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Top attractions

A guide to getting in to Washington's most popular museums and the can't-miss spots for tourists.

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Eat like the Obamas

The First Family has embraced the local restaurant scene. See the places where they've eaten.

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More than the Mall

Once you've seen the major sites, explore these off-the-Mall museums, memorials and culinary stars.

Photo: Titanic Memorial by Tom Allen/The Post

D.C. tours to try

We give you the scoop on six tours around town that travel by land, river and even Segway.

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Get to Know D.C.

Mapping the Mall

Explore the landmarks on the city's famous swath of green with our interactive guide.

Getting ahead of yourself

Advance planning is needed to experience sites like the White House and Supreme Court.

An art lover's cheat sheet

A day-by-day guide to museum hours and gallery open houses.

Three days in D.C.

Make the most of a short trip to Washington — explore our restaurants and boutiques as well as historic sites.

Washington 101

An introduction to the National Mall, the monuments and the Smithsonian.

Branching out

Adventures for families, history buffs, shoppers and people-watchers.

Further afield

Day trips to Alexandria and Mount Vernon, explorations around Chinatown.

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