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Summer Festivals in Washington, DC

In summertime, DC loosens up its tie and turns into one big festival. From June to August, there are public parties featuring kid’s fun, music and loads of culture. A few of the best: For Culture Vultures The Smithsonian Folklife Festival salutes different international and American cultures every...

Half Street Fairgrounds
10 Things To Do Indoors, Day & Night

DC’s monuments and outdoor spaces get a lot of press, but you can also find plenty of things to do inside, whether you’re fleeing wintery weather or trying to beat the heat in summer. From off-beat museums to plush spas, we’ve literally got you covered.

Union Market
10 Distinctly DC Music Venues You Have to Experience

When it comes to DC’s music legends, the landscape is as diverse as the city itself: Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye, Ian MacKaye, Dave Grohl and Wale all share space atop the District’s musical Rushmore. Each artist has influenced the local landscape for years, but what’s the scene like...

Amazing Live Music Venues - Washington, DC
Turning Back the Clock with Virginia Ali

You might have heard that Washington, DC has experienced a significant resurgence in recent years, as new restaurants, retail and attractions flock to the city. Few people have witnessed as much change in the District as Virginia Ali, who along with her husband Ben opened up the DC institution Ben’...

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100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Restaurants, Food & Wine

Although you won't find anything completely free on this list, you will discover that DC's dining scene offers lots of affordable options. Check out this list which features some local food upstarts, happy hour heroes and other edible options, including DC's signature sausage, the half-smoke.

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20 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall , visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. Here is a list of 15 entertaining places where revelers can experience the...

Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC
7 Beer Gardens to Try in Washington, DC

DC’s booming food and drinks scene is helping propel a buzzing beer community. From spring to fall, open-air beer gardens offer suds, snacks and convivial settings for downing a cold one al fresco.

Best Bets for Group Get-Togethers

Dining out doesn’t always involve a petite party of two. Whether you’re in town with a tour group, celebrating with a large group of pals, or scheduling a team meeting over a meal, these restaurants are pros at accommodating a crowd.s If you’re downtown: For solid American fare in a central...

Hill County
Eat Your Way Through DC’s Neighborhoods

When most people think of the country’s best food cities, places such as Charleston, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City likely come to mind. But Washington, DC deserves a spot on that list as well. The city had so many restaurants open in 2015 that we – and our stomachs – could barely keep...

Local Dining in DC Neighborhoods
Where to Find the Best Brunch in Washington, DC

Love it or hate it, brunch is decidedly a thing nowadays. But here’s the catch: you have to know what you’re looking for. Do you want lick-the-plate-clean food? Or is it bottomless mimosas first, food second? Maybe you want a (drag queen) performance with a side of eggs. No worries. DC has it...

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