Spring

Cherry blossoms, exciting sports action, outdoor fun – DC is ready to bloom this spring.

Free Things to Do: Spring in Washington, DC

A family-friendly spring break filled with free activities awaits in Washington, DC. The season is headlined by the blooming of cherry blossom trees and the corresponding National Cherry Blossom Festival, but your spring vacation does not have to be limited to that. There are plenty of free things...

Free Things to Do This Spring in Washington, DC - National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Fireworks and More
The Best Places to Photograph Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

You know spring has sprung in Washington, DC when the cherry blossoms appear. But capturing the perfect shot of a cherry blossom tree can be a daunting task. Expert photographers will tell you, the secret to taking a beautiful photo of these delicate marvels is a combination of the perfect scene...

Where to Photograph the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC
Where to Eat & Drink at Nationals Park

There’s more to Nationals Park than cheering on the talented ballplayers and hoping to catch a fly ball, although these are great reasons to catch a game . Compared to other parks, this one puts food high up on the priority list: easy-to-read digital menu boards illuminate crave-worthy items at...

Family eating at Washington Nationals game - Where to eat and drink at Nationals Park
Outdoor Activities & Adventures in Washington, DC

Walk your way through DC and beyond With its ample sidewalks, abundant public parks and miles of panoramic trails, Washington, DC is an extremely exercise-friendly destination. Want to take advantage of all your fitness options? We suggest you start by exploring Rock Creek Park . The 2,000-acre...

9 Exciting Ways to Engage with Baseball in Washington, DC

The Midsummer Classic™ has not been held in DC since 1969, and as the city gears up for MLB® All-Star Week™ festivities July 13-17 – from GEICO All-Star FanFest® to the T-Mobile Home Run Derby® – the entire city is making this a monumental moment for baseball in the District. Before the 2018 MLB...

Washington Nationals game at Nationals Park - Baseball in Washington, DC
9 Reasons to Catch a Washington Nationals Baseball Game

The Washington Nationals , champions of the National League East in 2016 and 2017, return to action on a mission to bring a title to DC. Throughout the spring and summer, Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer and Trea Turner will look to propel the Nats toward their first World Series title. Baseball is a big...

Reasons to Catch a Washington Nationals Baseball Game - Things to Do in Washington, DC
The Best Beer Gardens for Celebrating Oktoberfest In & Around Washington, DC

With the changing of the seasons comes everyone's favorite brew-centric celebration: Oktoberfest, which takes place from Sept. 22 – Oct. 7, 2018. Check out these open-air and rooftop beer gardens in and around Washington, DC offering suds, snacks and convivial settings for downing a cold one this...

Sauf Haus Biergarten in Dupont Circle - Beer Garden in Washington, DC
11 Great Running Trails & Jogging Routes in Washington, DC

When Pierre Charles L’Enfant laid out the city plans for the nation's capital, he included wide avenues, public squares and grand buildings. The District is also mostly flat and home to many trees, rivers, creeks and canals, making the city a runner’s dream. It's time to pound the pavement on these...

Best running trails and places to jog in Washington, DC - Man running in front of Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall
20+ Great Patios for Eating & Drinking in Washington, DC

Many of the city’s best restaurants and most exciting bars offer outdoor seating, so whether you're a foodie or just looking for some sunshine, there are great options for you. Check out our list of the best DC patios below, and also make sure to read up on the top rooftop bars and beer gardens in...

Outdoor dining on patio at Lupo Verde on 14th Street - Best restaurant patios in Washington, DC
12 Inspiring Public Parks & Gardens in Washington, DC

Pierre L’Enfant, DC’s first urban planner, designed “The Federal City” to be beatified by public gardens, and so it is today. You’ll find scenic landscaping around the National Mall and natural beauty in Rock Creek Park, along with dozens of gardens and parks within the nation’s capital. Here is a...

U.S. Botanic Garden on the National Mall - Free museum in Washington, DC