Attractions Whether you re a history buff or a shopaholic, Washington D.C. has an attraction for you. In our country s capitol, there is no limit to what can be seen or experienced. Journey through historic neighborhoods, spend an entire day wandering through the hallways of the Smithsonian Institution, take a tour of the White House or enjoy a breathtaking performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. For a slightly more emotional way to spend your day, visit the heartbreaking list of fallen soldiers at the Vietnam Memorial or wander among the endless headstones of Arlington Cemetery. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy Rock Creek Park, a secluded, wooded sanctuary where lush trees and gorgeous gardens offer nearly endless hiking and picnic opportunities.