Culture and Entertainment

The Washington metro area offers a range of cultural events and entertainment possibilities for every age and taste.

This includes:

  • Concert venues include the nearby Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, The Barns of Wolf Trap, Verizon Center, Jiffy Lube Pavilion, Eagle Bank Arena, Carter Baron Amphitheater, Merriweather Post Pavilion and Jammin Java.
  • The Smithsonian Institute includes many museums in DC including the Museum of American History, the Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museums, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Museum of the American Indian, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Hirshorn Museum and Scupture Garden, the National Air and Space Museum (with locations in DC and near Dulles Airport), the National Postal Museum, and the Renwick Gallery.  
  • Other nearby museums in and near DC include the the Phillips Collection, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the International Spy Museum, the Planet Word Museum, the Museum of Illusions, the Museum of the Bible, the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, the Kreeger Museum, the National Building Museum, and the National Geographic Museum. 
  • Plays, dance, operas, and orchestras can be enjoyed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Warner Theater, the National Theater, the Folger Theater, Ford's Theater, and the Shakespeare Theater in DC as well as First Stage, Signature Theater, Alden TheaterGeorge Mason Univeristy’s Center for the Performing ArtsCapital One Hall, and others in Northern Virginia.