The Real DC

Forget what you think you know about DC, this is the living, breathing city.

Friends kayaking and paddleboarding on Anacostia River
The Real DC takes viewers on an unexpected journey with local storytellers from all walks of life.

When you mention Washington, DC, the first thing people think is “politics.” But DC is more than the federal government – it’s cultural, creative, vibrant and fun. The Real DC takes you on a journey into the beauty of Rock Creek Park and the Anacostia River, the musical roots of U Street, a neighborhood full of spirited distillers and a thriving Ethiopian community. Watch the videos and discover The Real DC on your next visit.