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14 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday National Gallery of Art East Building Reopening The culmination of the museum’s 75th anniversary, the reopening of the National Gallery of Art East Building will reinvent the modern arts wing of this free museum. Step through newly renovated galleries and enjoy three exhibition debuts,...

Capitol City Brewing Company Oktoberfest Event - DC Beer Week
20 Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC

There’s no better place to spend Memorial Day weekend than in Washington, DC. Memorials are our specialty, and the nation’s capital celebrates with unique and meaningful events designed to recognize the selfless service of our active duty military and veterans. So get ready for three days of action...

Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Route over the Arlington Memorial Bridge
Take the Cool With You This Summer

Countless Americans, Washington, DC locals and foreign travelers all comprise the National Mall Fan Club . Once you visit, you’ll understand why. This park is world-famous and you can feel it. When you’re here, it becomes your playground. The summer of ’16 is all about celebration since it’s the...

12 Inspiring 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 the federal buildings in Washington, DC, along with dozens of gardens and parks within the nation’s capital. Here...

U.S. Botanic Garden
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Summer in DC

There are plenty of exciting summertime recreation options in the District that won't cost you a thing. Check 'em out and make the most out of your summer in DC. And if you're looking for even more discounted fun this summer, get up to 40% off on popular paid attractions with the Go Washington, DC...

Smithsonian National Zoo Giant Panda
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
12 Top Spots to Catch the Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC

Watching the fireworks is one of the highlights of DC’s Independence Day celebrations, and there are lots of interesting sites from which to view them. For example, you’ll find excellent vantage points from a few rooftop bars, sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, or across the river in...

Fireworks Going Off Over Washington, DC
Guide to the Washington Nationals

This summer, get an exclusive discount on the hottest ticket in town! Check out nationals.com/vip and enter promo code " VISITDC " to get a special deal on Nationals tickets. History After a 33-year absence, Major League Baseball in Washington was revived with the arrival of the Nationals in 2005...

Washington Nationals Park - Washington, DC
20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Experience in Washington, DC

Summertime is the right time to head out on the town, find the nearest rooftop bar and order up your favorite cocktail or draft beer. Feel the breeze and ease back at these District locales, who have set up shop up top for your warm weather pleasure.

DNV Rooftop at The Donovan Washington, DC
11 Reasons to Check Out the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Each summer, the National Mall plays host to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a massive, multiple-day celebration of international cultures. The 2016 edition (June 29 – July 4, July 7-10) features two themes: Basque: Innovation By Culture and Sounds of California . Read on to learn what...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC