Visiting DC

Every year, we have hundreds of Idahoans who come to Washington, DC, on business and pleasure trips. The seat of American government is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, but it does take some planning to make the most of your time in our nation's capital. There is so much to see and do (click here to read an editorial I wrote about visiting DC) that it is hard not to be overwhelmed. Washington, DC is a beautiful city with a lot of history.  There is notable architecture, impressive museums, political landmarks and family-friendly activities.

To help you with your planning, I have come up with a list of tour tips (word document, PDF document), as well as a number of categories that may help you determine what will interest you and your travel companions. Please click on the categories listed in the table below to learn more about attractions, sites and suggestions that can help make your visit unforgettable.

In addition, a number of attractions have developed mobile apps to compliment your visit. Click here for a list of apps to download.