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When the Seeker Project tells you that your body is craving a trip to Washington DC, you plan one stat. From the history, museums and shopping to the incredible food and drink scene, there is always a reason to visit America’s capital city. Whether you’re heading with your family, a special someone or even traveling solo, there is something for everyone — no matter the time of year. Packed with cultural festivals, new museum openings and countless free events in 2019, this happening locale is a promising must-see travel destination to visit in the New Year. After booking a room at the super walkable Georgetown favorite, Fairmont DC, here are our top ten things to do in the city:

Explore a new museum

If the weather is nice, start your trip outside, snapping photos around the National Mall and ending with a trip to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. If the lines are too long (although they are totally worth it) visit the Newseum for a fun look back at the Newspaper history. The Berlin Wall and 9/11 exhibits are both really interesting and worth the trip.

Grab a snack at Union Market

If the weather is not so nice, spending the afternoon in Union Market, with over 22,000 square feet of vendors, restaurants and one-of-a-kind souvenirs is a great way to beat the heat or stay dry from a storm.

See a show at 9:30 Club

Because it's one of the best music venues in the country.

Visit a distillery

Taste-test DC's own gin at Green Hat Gin Distillery.

Devote an hour (or two to the Renwick Gallery)

This gem is a nice balance to the more historical museums you'll visit throughout the trip.

Take a stroll down the cobblestone streets of Washington DC's oldest neighborhood, Georgetown

Here you can shop 'til you drop, dine at Michelin-approved restaurants and snap photos of the Potomac River.

Visit the old capital columns

A little quirky fact about the capitol building: the columns from the previous building are still in tact and standing.

Make a stop at Tudor Palace — it's Instagram Gold

Visit the grounds and see many of George Washington's heirlooms.