Summer

Summer: See how DC does summer vacation.

100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Outdoor Concerts

An unforgettable evening awaits at one of the many festive outdoor concerts happening in and around DC this summer. The concerts provide great atmosphere for enjoying a summer night, and are often free to attend. Check official websites for dates, times and specific locations.

Summer Concert at WWII Memorial
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
Guide to the DC Jazz Festival

Founded in 2005, the DC Jazz Festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. As a city, DC has a deep, wonderful history of jazz music. Jazz great Duke Ellington (also known as “The Duke”) was born here, a musician who graced many a stage across the city and country, celebrated today...

Trombone Player DC Jazz
8 Ways to Experience the 2016 Summer Olympics in Washington, DC

Olympic Food & Drink Specials An Olympic-Sized Happy Hour at City Tap House – Aug. 5-19 You can still revel in Olympic glory without going to Rio at City Tap House in Penn Quarter , where happy hour begins two hours early until Aug. 19. Choose from a huge selection of craft beers and cheer on...

USA National Team Soccer Game Watch
20 Ways to Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial

From Yosemite to Yellowstone to the National Mall , the national park system is among the nation’s most prized treasures. As the home to the National Park Service headquarters, Washington, DC is forever entwined with this awe-inspiring organization. As we celebrate NPS’s 100th birthday this summer...

Fourth of July Fireworks - National Mall - Washington, DC
Exploring Washington, DC’s Neighborhoods

DC is about much more than monuments and museums. While these sites are absolutely must-see attractions, make it your mission to take in the excitement of DC’s neighborhoods as well. Below, find some of our favorite areas to walk around, relax, eat, drink and shop. Adams Morgan One of DC’s hippest...

adams morgan neighborhood
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
Win a Getaway to Washington, DC This Summer

Summer is the best time to visit the nation’s capital thanks to amazing hotel deals and more than 100 free & almost free things to do . And if you’re into free, we’ll be giving away a different vacation package over the summer months. Come back every day to improve your chances of winning...

#MyDCcoolSweeps - Summer 2016 - Win a Trip to Washington, DC
3 Summer Days & Nights in DC

DC heats up in summer time with a host of free festivals, holiday events and plenty of outdoor activities. From Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall to catching a baseball game along the Southwest waterfront, summer is one of the best seasons to get a taste of DC. Read on for our...

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