Journalist Newsletter

Winter 2017-2018 Edition

Destination DC Journalist Newsletter - Winter 2017/2018

Dear Journalists,

As we promote the city to business and leisure travelers, we talk a lot about how the DC we know and love is different than what you see on political news. But it’s hard to completely disassociate the two when the national conversation and political climate is so charged. That’s when the people who live and work here come into play. They create the fabric of the DC Cool experience. They are the people behind our incredible restaurants, nightlife, arts and culture and attractions.

The timeliness of the return of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival (Jan. 15-Feb. 15) is the perfect example of the importance of Washington, DC’s artistic community. Check out DDC’s incredible video that previews DC’s theater community which debuts 26 new plays by female and female-identifying playwrights during the festival.

Looking ahead, Date Nights DC, will kick-off in February and highlight DC as the perfect romantic getaway with discounts at area hotels, restaurants and attractions all month.  In the spring, the city is prepared to welcome visitors and locals for the National Cherry Blossom Festival with citywide events and blooming cherry blossom trees. Mark your calendar for the fireworks festival (April 7) at The Wharf, the development that has reimagined DC’s southwest waterfront.

If you need additional resources as you write your next DC story, check out the new Journalist Resources section on or contact our team. We look forward to working with you in the new year!

Warm regards, 

Danielle Davis
Director of Communications

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