Traveling to Washington DC On A Budget
Monuments. Museums. Tours. Festivals. Restaurants. The activities in Washington DC are plentiful and endless, but paying entrance costs and admissions fees can add up and make for one costly vacation.
Thankfully, you’ll find hundreds of activities and sights that don’t cost a dime. Stay In Washington DC has composed a list to help get your trip started.
- National Museum of the American Indian is home to one of the globe’s largest and most diverse collection of American Indian art and artifacts.
- The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the nation’s first collection of American art and is an unparalleled record of the American experience.
- The National Zoological Park is one of the world’s best zoos, providing leadership in animal care, science, education, and sustainability.
- The National Museum of National History is part of the Smithsonian Institution and the world’s preeminent museum and research complex.
- The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time.
- National Air and Space Museum is the world’s largest collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight as well as related works of art and archival materials.
- National Museum of American History is devoted to the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States.
- National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history, and culture.
- Discovery Communications is the leading global real-world media and entertainment company.
Calendar of Events
For a full list of free activities offered in and around Washington DC, check out our calendar of events.