Summer

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

5 Reasons You Should Attend the National Book Festival in Washington, DC

Every year, the Library of Congress hosts the National Book Festival , a free celebration of all things books, from authors to readings to hardcovers. Join fellow lovers of the written word this Labor Day weekend on Sept. 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and you'll find the following...

National Book Festival - Washington, DC
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
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
8 Summer Food & Drink Trends to Try Right Now in Washington, DC

DC is the place to be if you crave unique foodie experiences. From Union Market to weekend farmers’ markets and mouthwatering dishes served by celebrity chefs , check out the latest food crazes to hit the city.

Boozy adult juice box from Nationals Park - The best summer food and drink trends in Washington, DC
11 Reasons to See Wayne Rooney and D.C. United at Audi Field

Washington, DC is a bona fide sports town. And with four MLS Cups to its name, D.C. United, the city’s Major League Soccer team, is one of the winningest teams in the game. Unlike all other major sports teams in the city, United uses “DC” in its name, which is how most locals refer to the city. As...

@franzmars - D.C. United's inaugural match at Audi Field on the DC waterfront - Pro sports 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
13 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
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
5 Reasons to Attend the Citi Open This Summer in Washington, DC

One of DC’s finest sporting traditions celebrates its golden anniversary this year. Citi Open will take place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center from July 28 – Aug. 5. Top-tier talent from all over the world will compete for a prestigious trophy, leading to action that you do not want to miss...

Citi Open summer tennis tournament - Pro sports tournament in Washington, DC
Before the Sun Sets on Summer Sweepstakes

It’s not too late to plan your summer adventure! Enter to win a trip for two to Washington, DC, including a hotel stay, memorable dining experiences, a night of live music, tours and more! Before the Sun Sets on Summer Sweepstakes And don't forget to plan your best summer ever with our ultimate...

Before the Sun Sets on Summer Sweepstakes - Win a Trip to Washington, DC