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
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
8 Exciting Summer Activities in the Capital Region

Extend an epic DC getaway by exploring nearby Maryland and Virginia in the Capital Region. Not far from DC you’ll find beaches, wine country and more incredible shopping options. We've put together a few top ideas for your consideration to extend your stay and make your last family vacation this...

Historic Old Town Alexandria - Places to Eat, Shop and Drink in Virginia Near Washington, DC
Your Guide to Washington Nationals Baseball

The Washington Nationals, champions of the National League East in 2016 and 2017, are back in action this spring and summer with an exciting schedule, plenty of home runs and, of course, Racing Presidents. The History of the Washington Nationals After a 33-year absence, Major League Baseball in...

Sunset at Washington Nationals game on the Capitol Riverfront - Guide to baseball 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
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
3 Days of Summer Fun in Washington, DC

Morning Start your day with breakfast at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel , where Martin Luther King, Jr. completed his "I Have a Dream" speech. It’s a short walk from the Willard to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial , the newest landmark on the National Mall . Once you're down there, visi...

H Street NE Neighborhood - Atlas Performing Arts Center & H Street Country Club - Washington, DC
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
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
17 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