Corcoran Gallery of Art: A Treasure for the Past and Present



The Corcoran in Washington, D.C. serves as both an art gallery and a college of art and design. The Corcoran Gallery of Art officially opened its doors in 1874 and has been going strong ever since. The gallery was founded “for the purpose of encouraging American Genius,” and this is reflected in its collection of […]

National Geographic Museum: A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words



If you are enthralled by images of nature, foreign landscapes, and exotic cultures, a visit to the National Geographic Museum is a must! Here, you can behold exhibits such as explorations of the Etruscans, reproductions of DaVinci inventions, a pictorial display of Machu Picchu, as well as fifty years of photographs of American presidents taken […]

John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts: Overflowing with Culture



The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts truly represents the diversity of performing culture in the United States. Plus, it also draws international talent, as well as events of state. The Kennedy Center is home to the Washington National Opera, Suzanne Ferrell Ballet, in addition to the National Symphony Orchestra. The center also […]

National Postal Museum: The History of the U.S. Post Office



Don't worry, you do not have to be a stamp collector to relish in a visit to the National Postal Museum. This beautiful marble structure, replete with a 90 foot atrium, across from Union Station chronicles the history of the U.S. Post Office from the days of the Pony Express to old airmail biplanes to […]

The Philips Collection: Masters of Art


At the Philips Collection, you can behold the famous Renoir painting "Luncheon of the Boating Party" — it’s worth the cost of admission just to gaze upon it! If sprawling museums feel a bit overwhelming, you're in luck, the Phillips is a modest size, and houses just under 3,000 works by the likes of Van Gogh, Picasso, […]

Bistro Cacao: Upscale French Comfort Food



Bistro Cacao offers a strong menu of fine French dishes in a romantic setting at neighborhood prices.  Here’s taste, pleasure, and refinement that doesn’t require a second mortgage. Bistro Cacao may also be soothing to diners who don’t want to eat raw ocean life or words they’ve never seen before.  Experimentation may only reach as […]

Trapeze School: Acrobatics for All


Did you realize that you don’t have to run off and join the circus to experience the flying trapeze? Well, if flying through the air with the greatest of ease is on your bucket list, a visit to the Trapeze School’s indoor and outdoor instruction arena is a must! Whether you’re a first-timer or well on your way to […]

The Philips Collection: Artwork by the Masters


If you’ve never been lucky enough to behold the fabulously famous Renoir painting “Luncheon of the Boating Party”, it’s completely worth the cost of admission to the Philips Collection just to gaze upon it. The Phillips is a manageable size, making it friendly, familiar, and easy to navigate, with just under 3,000 works by Van […]

Tulip Library: Check out the Flowers


This isn’t just any old library with dusty old shelves of books. It’s a collection of over 100 varieties of tulips that bloom on the north side of D.C.’s Tidal Basin between the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial every year at the beginning of April. A smaller tulip library is maintained at the Netherlands […]

The Play’s the Thing at Shakespeare Theatre Company


The Shakespeare Theatre Company is a world-renowned, award-winning center of Shakespearean plays, as well as dramas by other classical literary luminaries. Directed by Michael Kah, the Shakespeare Theatre Company has been the recipient of scores of prestigious Helen Hayes Awards. The company benefits from two different theater venues—the traditional and intimate Lansburgh Theatre building dates […]

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