Local Attractions

With so many great things to see in metro DC, it’s hard to know where to start! We’ve highlighted some of our favorite attractions, museums and parks to help you narrow down your list. Best of all, they’re all accessible by Capital Bikeshare.

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Smithsonian Institution Museums

The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, with 19 museums and galleries displaying more than 150 million objects.

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White House

The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States.

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Old Town Alexandria

Explore the historic port city of Old Town Alexandria and take a ride in the footsteps of our nation’s founders.

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National Mall

Located in the heart of our nation's capital and nicknamed "America's Front Yard," the National Mall is home to many must-see landmarks.

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Iwo Jima Memorial

Officially called the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, this iconic monument is one of the most popular visitor sites in Arlington, VA.

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The Capitol

The United States Capitol is the home of American government and an international symbol of democracy.

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National Zoo

This 163-acre biological park is home to over 1,500 animals representing 300 species from across the globe.

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Cherry Blossoms

The annual bloom of the cherry trees along the Potomac River is a sure sign that spring has arrived in the nation’s capital.

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National Museum of Health and Medicine

The National Museum of Health and Medicine chronicles the history of military medicine dating back to the Civil War.

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National Gallery of Art

One of the world's preeminent museums, the National Gallery of Art preserves, collects and exhibits famous works, both classical and modern.

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Reston Museum

The Reston Museum documents the creation and history of the influential planned community it calls home.