11 Amazing Things To Do On Labor Day Weekend in Washington, DC

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Enjoy the banks of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers

Make a splash by choosing from a variety of safe, enjoyable outdoor water activities, such as renting kayaks and paddleboards, getting takeout, and taking in the stunning view while floating on the lake.

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Take a stroll through a DC park

The 2,000+ acre Rock Creek Park, the Capitol Columns in the lovely U.S. National Arboretum, Malcolm X Park's neoclassical splendor, and more are all nearby. 

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Make it a DC Date Night

Watching a film set in the nation's capital, listening to DC-produced music, playing a game with a District theme, and many more ideas are suggested.

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Visit the Zoo and watch the Giant Panda Cam

A trip to the National Zoo of the Smithsonian is a great option for Labor Day weekend.  The Giant Panda Cam at the Zoo allows you to witness Mei Xiang taking care of her baby throughout the day.

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Marvel at ARTECHOUSE's latest exhibit

With the help of African kings and queens, you may explore age-old issues with identity, power, and belonging in ARTECHOUSE's newest experience. 

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Make monumental memories

America's front yard, the National Mall, is where the past, present, and future converge.  The Mall is a great place to pay respects over Labor Day weekend.

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Learn about espionage inside the International Spy Museum

Kids will like the Undercover Mission, which lets you practice your espionage abilities while exploring the extremely interactive museum, throughout your stay.

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Savor a meal outdoors

Over the holiday weekend, you may enjoy secure, secluded eating experiences at several of DC's beer gardens, patios, and rooftop eateries. 

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Take a journey through The Mansion on O

With 100 rooms inside the mansion and 70 secret doors that provide surprises at every turn, the Mansion on O and the O Street Museum together create an only-in-DC extravaganza. 

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Make the trip to the historic Mount Vernon

Go to Virginia and spend the day visiting Mount Vernon, the old home and museum of George Washington. Masks are essential since there will be guests on the estate. 

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