Summer

See how Washington, DC does summer vacation and plan the best trip ever.

14 Great Spots to Watch the Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC

Watching the fireworks is one of the highlights of DC’s Fourth of July celebrations , and there plenty of interesting sites from which to view them. You’ll find excellent vantage points from many rooftop bars , sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, across the river in Arlington and many...

Best spots to watch the Fourth of July fireworks in Washington, DC - Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument
2018 MLB® All-Star Week™ Events in Washington, DC

From July 13 through 17, baseball will be king in the nation’s capital. MLB All-Star Week is filled with events that both diehard and casual baseball fans will love. We’ve laid out the can’t-miss events below so that you can plan your baseball-themed trip to Washington, DC. ••• July 13-17: PLAY...

MLB All-Star Week Events in Washington, DC - Midsummer Classic 2018
20+ Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

Each year Washington, DC celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall and attending the free A Capitol Fourth concert, visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. Check out all of the...

Fourth of July Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial - Things to Do Independence Day Weekend in Washington, DC
Top Reasons Why ‘Hamilton’ Is This Summer’s Hottest Ticket

If you follow America’s arts and culture scene in any way, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Hamilton . Lin Manuel-Miranda’s momentous play is coming to Washington, DC, creating a frenzy in the process. We’ve listed every reason why this is a must-see show, if you haven’t already decided to...

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash 'Hamilton' - Theater at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC
13 Ways to Enjoy an Outdoor Movie In & Around Washington, DC

Summertime and movies go hand-in-hand. Yes, the biggest blockbusters are in theaters, but step your movie-going experience up a notch and relax outdoors while taking in a classic film or one you’ve never seen before. These events, many of which feature beautiful scenery and are free to attend, have...

NoMa Summer Screen - Outdoor Summer Movies 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
Capital Pride Events That You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

The Capital Pride Alliance serves DC’s LGBTQ community through entertainment, community outreach and diversity celebrations. Each year, the nonprofit organization curates Capital Pride , which features a popular collection of events including the Pride Parade, Festival and Concert. We’ve elaborated...

Capital Pride Events in Washington, DC - Capital Pride Parade
Your Guide to the DC Jazz Festival

This year, the DC Jazz Festival will take place from June 8-17. Check out all the reasons why you should attend the festival and head over to dcjazzfest.org for the lineup, schedule and tickets. Founded in 2005, the DC Jazz Festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. As a city,...

Performance at DC Jazz Festival - Summer Music Festival in Washington, DC
12 ‘Hamilton’-Inspired Things to Do in Washington, DC

As Broadway’s award-winning Hamilton: An American Musical comes to the Kennedy Center, it’s as if the DC metro area is welcoming home one of the nation’s founding fathers. Museums are dusting off their historic Hamilton artifacts, 18th-century fashion sense is reappearing on stages and exhibit...

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 'Hamilton' at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC
12 Ways to Experience an Epic Family Getaway in Washington, DC

If you’re looking for the ultimate summer vacation for your family, look no further than Washington, DC. Whenever you visit the nation's capital, you’re bound for a memorable adventure. We've gathered together some of the city’s most popular things to do for families, from snapping photos with past...

Family enjoying ice cream at Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront - Family-friendly vacations in Washington, DC