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Guide to Summer

Start Planning Your Summer Holiday Fun

DC Skyline at Dusk

Memorable Things to Do this Summer in Washington, DC

From outdoor events to rooftop views, we’ve put together a dreamy DC bucket list for your next adventure.

Kayaking at Sunset

Amazing Boating Experiences You Need to Try in Washington, DC

Hop into the water vessel of your choice and prepare to discover a new side of the nation's capital.

DC JazzFest

Your Guide to DC JazzFest

More than 100 concerts across 30 venues citywide

Get Outside This Summer

10 Great Running Trails & Jogging Routes in Washington, DC

Swap the treadmill and head outdoors to one of DC’s many scenic runn...

12 Inspiring Public Parks & Gardens in Washington, DC

When it comes to parks and gardens, few cities can match DC’s offeri...

DC On the Water: Waterfront Activities & Things to Do in Washington, DC

Family-friendly outdoor water activities like boat tours, kayaks, pa...

Where to Enjoy an Outdoor & Drive-In Movie In & Around Washington, DC

Check out the best places to experience the cinema outdoors or by ...

Reasons to Catch a Washington Nationals Baseball Game

An action-packed schedule, home runs and Racing Presidents add up to...

Great Patios for Eating & Drinking in Washington, DC

Discover the best restaurants and bars for outdoor dining in the nat...

Start Your #MyDCcool Summer Adventure

There’s no shortage of things to do in Washington, DC during summertime. Enjoy everything from outdoor activities to incredible food and drink and so much more.

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