From the NFL and MLB to the NBA, NHL and MLS, Washington, DC is a sports town through and through with all of the major sports teams represented. Come spring, NBA and NHL seasons wind down, giving way to the Washington Nationals baseball team and D.C. United soccer team.
Catch star player Stephen Strasburg in action with a Washington Nationals baseball game. Make sure you check here to see when they are playing. Nationals Park, DC’s modern ballpark, offers up magnificent views of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument. And every Sunday game day is Family Fun Day, with kid-themed pre- and post-game activities - plus the Racing Presidents serve up fun for the whole family at all home games. Family Fun Pack tickets include an upper right-field terrace seat, a hot dog, chips and a Coca-Cola or Dasani water. nationals.mlb.com
Did you know that D.C. United is one of the most successful soccer teams in Major League Soccer history? Catch a game at the historic RFK Stadium and see why. The four-time MLS champs play from March through October. Extra points if you sit in the particularly boisterous “Screaming Eagles” fan club section.
It's not just pro sports in DC either. Springtime might as well be called "race season" in DC, as a number of marathons and runs wind around various national landmarks. The Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon (March 14) takes over the city for four days and includes the two-day USA: Health & Fitness Expo. The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run will run concurrently with the famed flower-themed festival, as well, on April 12 at 7:30 a.m. The Nike Women's Half Marathon takes over the city in April (2015 date tbd).