Guide to Washington, DC

July 1–6, 2014
Grand Hyatt Washington

For those visiting Washington, DC, for the 2014 NSPE Annual Meeting, the District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers has assembled this collection of helpful resources that will tell you about the must-see sites and hidden gems of the city.

  • JULY 4TH FIREWORKS PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROL M. HIGHSMITH’S AMERICA, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS DIVISION

    JULY 4TH FIREWORKS, PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROL M. HIGHSMITH’S AMERICA, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS DIVISION

    Fireworks on the National Mall: Find out all about the day’s events, including the Capitol Fourth concert, and get tips on the best places to watch the fireworks.

  • MOUNT VERNON ESTATE, VIRGINIA, PHOTO COURTESY OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE CAROL M. HIGHSMITH ARCHIVE, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS DIVISION

    MOUNT VERNON ESTATE, VIRGINIA, PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROL M. HIGHSMITH ARCHIVE, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS DIVISION

    Mt. Vernon: Celebrate Independence Day at George Washington’s estate.

  • Einstein Memorial  Photo by: Destination DC

    THE EINSTEIN MEMORIAL (THE NAS BUILDING) PHOTO BY: DESTINATION DC

    Places for Kids: There’s no shortage of things for kids of all ages to do in Washington, DC.

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)  Photo by: Destination DC

    SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION BUILDING (THE CASTLE) PHOTO BY: DESTINATION DC

    Free Things: Animals, art, events, entertainment, and more.

  • Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street  Photo by: Destination DC

    BEN'S CHILI BOWL 1231 U STREET NW (LANDMARK RESTAURANT) PHOTO BY: DESTINATION DC

    Neighborhood Hints: Whether you’re a student or not, these are some excellent tips from the Washington office of the College of William and Mary.

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  Photo by: Destination DC

    THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS PHOTO BY: DESTINATION DC

    To Do in the Region: Ten suggestions for your itinerary.

  • Capitol Hill Rowhouses  Photo by: Destination DC

    CAPITOL HILL ROWHOUSES PHOTO BY: DESTINATION DC

    Recommendations from Local Experts: “While Capitol Hill might have the market cornered on dysfunction, the rest of the city has undergone some serious self-improvement,” says this article from the Wall Street Journal.

  • Eastern Market  Photo by: Destination DC

    EASTERN MARKET (CAPITOL HILL) PHOTO BY: DESTINATION DC

    36 Hours in Washington, DC: From the New York Times.

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS, PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROL M. HIGHSMITH’S AMERICA, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS DIVISION