Summer

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Guide to the Washington Nationals

Get an exclusive discount and save up to 17% on Washington Nationals tickets. Just go to nationals.com/VIP and use promotional code VISITDC . The Nats' History After a 33-year absence, Major League Baseball in Washington was revived with the arrival of the Nationals in 2005. The Nats played their...

Washington Nationals Park - Washington, DC
13 Can't-Miss Summer Festivals in Washington, DC

Washington, DC never lacks for can’t-miss events in the summer season. In fact, there are so many things to do that it can be tough to figure out exactly what to do. No worries – we’ve picked out some of the season’s biggest festivals, and make sure to check out our comprehensive events calendar ...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall - Family Friendly Summer Festival 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...

Lincoln Memorial
11 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. From the National Mall , where free festivals and museums lure, to baseball at Nationals Park , you’ll find the capital city fascinating in...

Visitors at the Lincoln Memorial - Free Things to Do in 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 the federal buildings in Washington, DC, along with dozens of gardens and parks within the nation’s capital. Here...

U.S. Botanic Garden - Free Things to Do in Washington, DC
8 Reasons to Catch a Washington Nationals Game

The Washington Nationals , champions of the National League East in 2016, return to action with their Opening Day game against the Miami Marlins on April 3. Throughout the spring and summer, Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer and Trea Turner will look to propel the Nats toward their first World Series...

Washington Nationals - Things to Do This Spring and Summer in Washington, DC
11 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington hosts BBQ & Grilling Week for the first time this year, which culminates with the 25th annual Giant National Capital Barbeque Battle. Restaurants in DC, Maryland and Virginia are offering...

Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle - Summer Food Festival in Washington, DC
16 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

The District celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall , visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. Here is a list of entertaining places where revelers can experience the fun and...

Fourth of July Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial - Things to Do Independence Day Weekend in Washington, DC
20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Check Out in Washington, DC

It's always 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  - Rooftop Bars in Washington, DC
#MyDCcool: Summer Sweepstakes

Enter to win our #MyDCcool: Family Fun Sweepstakes this June for a chance to win a weekend getaway in the nation’s capital including a hotel stay, tickets to a museum and dinner for a family of four. You can enter to win multiple times a day, every day! #MyDCcool: June Family Sweepstakes For more...

Family enjoying ice cream at Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront - Family-friendly vacations in Washington, DC