National Parks Near Washington DC

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You may think that national parks in the D.C. area are all about our cultural history. After all, The National Mall and Memorial Parks — including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the war memorials and others — are managed by the National Park Service and are the cultural epicenter of the city and, arguably, the whole country. But our nation’s capital is also ripe with outdoor opportunities, both within the city and just a short trip beyond. 

CityEats' Top 10 Washington, DC, Restaurants

10 Photos, the newest way to explore and book restaurants in the Washington, DC, area, shares with us the best tables in town.

Washington, DC's U Street Tour

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Washington, DC's U Street was dubbed "Black Broadway" in the 1950s for its numerous theaters and nightclubs frequented by jazz musicians. Today the area continues a tradition of arts and music.

Tour the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

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See how the memorial to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. evokes his memory -- and honors his messages of justice, hope, love and democracy.

Washington D.C.'s Overlooked Memorials

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You’ve heard of D.C.’s famous memorials around the National Mall. But the nation's capital has many others worth checking out, too. So, ditch the guidebook and discover these overlooked DC memorials.

National Cherry Blossom Festival

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There's nothing quite like catching the cherry blossoms in full bloom along DC's Tidal Basin. Visit the nation's capital this spring and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Washington DC's Best Business Hotels

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We put together a slideshow of Oyster's picks for the best business hotels in Washington, DC. From free Wi-Fi to indoor pools, these hotels have amenities that every business traveler wants.

Abraham Lincoln Historical Destinations

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Take a historical tour of President Abraham Lincoln's life in photos.

Ghostly Tales and Spirited Stories from the White House

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Some say spirits roam the White House. They've heard laughter echo in the halls, felt eerie cold spots and watched apparitions float through doors. Think new commanders-in-chief are forewarned they may not be the only occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?

Greatest Mysteries: Smithsonian

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Host Don Wildman explores the largest museum and research complex in the world, The Smithsonian Institution.

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