Fall 2017 Edition
A year ago, DC was gearing up for the launch of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the re-opening of the National Gallery of Art’s East Building. Now, incredible openings are upon us again as The Wharf debuts in less than a month, one of DC’s most transformative waterfront developments. It continues with the re-opening of the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler galleries dedicated to Asian art on Oct. 14 and introduction of the Museum of the Bible on Nov. 17, an interactive look at one of the world’s most influential books.
The excitement about DC’s attractions, restaurant scene and value (with more than 100 free things to do!) continues. Washington, DC is proud to announce another year of record visitation. Twenty-two million visitors came to the nation’s capital in 2016, creating an economic impact of $7.3 billion.
Keep reading this issue for even more development, hotel and restaurant news, exciting arts, culture, theater, free attractions and only-in-DC events.
I’m pleased to welcome our newest team member, Denise Osei, to Destination DC’s communications staff. If you need images or assistance with your trip, please let us know. As always, we look forward to working with you and seeing you in the nation’s capital.
Director of Communications
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