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Plan Your Trip: What to do While Visiting Washington, DC

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When sessions, late-breaking research, and more concludes, there is no shortage of things to do in the nation’s capital.

The 5th Annual Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis (RAD) Conference starts this weekend on April 29th and ends on May 1st in the nation’s capital. After spending your day networking with dermatology experts and attending informative sessions at RAD, use the list below as a small guide to just some of the many sights and sounds of Washington, DC.

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1. Smithsonian(s)

What better what to cap off a day full of learning than to spend some time soaking in even more new information? Scattered across the National Mall and throughout the heart of the city, the world’s largest museum complex consists of 21 museums catering to a diverse array of interests and topic areas, and even includes the national zoo. Whether you are interested in all things art, aviation, botany, culture, history, or zoology, there is no shortage of information to absorb.

2. Monuments and More

Washington, DC, is home to some of the nation’s (and world’s) most recognizable statues, monuments, and memorials. Marvel in the architecture of long-standing monuments and reflect on the lives of those who served the country, changed the world, or altered the course of history.

3. Gardens and Nature

If you have a green thumb or find yourself interested in flora, look no further than the trove of DC’s gardens, parks, and more. Consider visiting the US Botanic Garden or the National Abortorium, which both offer free admission to view plants from all around the world.

4. Markets and Shopping

If you are looking to spend your time in DC soaking in sights, smells, and even bringing some of those sights and smells home with you, you may be interested in visiting some of the many flea markets or shopping centers scattered throughout the area.

5. Food, Food, and More Food

Whether you are looking for a place to break for lunch, fill up on dinner, or taste a variety of desserts, check out this guide to the 38 essential restaurants DC has to offer – complete with a map for your convenient browsing.

Follow along throughout the weekend for more up-to-date coverage from RAD.

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