Summer

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

Cool Reasons to Check Out the By The People Festival This Summer

The By The People festival attracts some of the modern art world’s top talents, who will display works spanning various forms of media, from a floating installation on DC’s waterways to interactive works at the historic Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. The free festival also includes...

By The People Festival in Washington, DC - Free summer festival in DC
15 Reasons to Attend the DC Jazz Festival This Summer

The DC Jazz Festival presented by Events DC is a can't-miss event on the District's cultural calendar, inviting visitors of all ages to celebrate all things jazz. The 2019 edition is bigger and better than ever, as the DC Jazz Festival celebrates 15 monumental years showcasing one of America’s...

DC Jazz Festival - Summer music festival with free concerts in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals & More in Washington, DC

With access to free museums, the monuments and memorials, the Library of Congress and more, Washington, DC is unrivaled for its many free attractions . But at any given time, you can also take advantage of free one-of-a-kind events, groundbreaking exhibits and unique festivals, making DC the...

Free summer concerts with Jazz in the Garden - Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals and More in Washington, DC
Where to Enjoy an Outdoor Movie This Summer 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 flick or one you’ve never seen before. Many of these outdoor movie screenings in the District feature beautiful scenery...

Where to enjoy an outdoor movie this summer in Washington, DC - Summer movie during sunset at Union Market
10 Reasons to See Wayne Rooney & D.C. United Play at Audi Field

Washington, DC is a bona fide sports town, and with four Major League Soccer Cups to its name, D.C. United is one of the winningest teams in the MLS. Last year, the addition of Wayne Rooney brought the team back up to form. After sitting at the bottom of the rankings, DCU signed Rooney, who then...

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#MyDCcool Fan Photos of the Month

We’ve asked our Instagram , Twitter and Facebook fans to tag their DC pics #MyDCcool , and the results have been incredible! Check out these jaw-dropping photos from the month of May, including shots of the new International Spy Museum, colorful snapshots from the annual Funk Parade and stunning...

@snapsbyeduardo - Potomac Riverboat water taxi on the Potomac River near the Kennedy Center and Georgetown
11 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
18 Fabulous Things to Do This Summer in Washington, DC

Sunny days, loads of free things to do and a cultural scene that doesn’t go on summer vacation make Washington, DC a cool place to be in hotter months. Check out the National Mall, where free festivals and museums lure, catch exciting baseball action at Nationals Park or make a splash at the...

Visitors at the Lincoln Memorial - Free Things to Do in Washington, DC
10 Great Summer Hotel Packages in Washington, DC

Summer makes for a great time to visit Washington, DC, as the city comes alive with festivals , holiday celebrations and seasonal activities . Hotels all over the city, and even some just outside of it, are offering awesome packages and deals throughout the coming months. Check out some great...

The Rooftop at The Embassy Row Hotel - Best rooftop bars and restaurants in Washington, DC
Neighborhood Guide to Summer Restaurant Week in Washington, DC

Summer in the District would not be complete without Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which typically takes place in August (check back soon for official Restaurant Week dates). Throughout the promotion, over 100 restaurants across the DC area offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for brunch...

Momofuku at CityCenterDC - Where to Eat in Downtown Washington, DC