Summer

Summer: See how DC does summer vacation.

20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Try This Summer 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
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
10 Fabulous Things to Do This Summer in 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...

Nationals Park
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...

Botanic Garden
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
Outdoor Activities in Washington, DC

Walk your way through DC and beyond With its ample sidewalks, abundant public parks and miles of panoramic trails, Washington, DC is an extremely exercise-friendly destination. In fact, a recent study by the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University named the nation’...

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 of June, July and August. Not the lucky winner of July's #...

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Summer Hotel Deals in Washington, DC

When it comes to saving money on a hotel room, summertime is the best time to find great values in Washington, DC. It's also the time to be in DC for everything from less museums and unique events and festivals to a Fourth of July spectacular. Read below and book your trip to the nation’s capital...

Family picnicking on National Mall by Lincoln Memorial
Where to Eat & Drink at Nationals Park

There’s more to Nationals Park than cheering on the talented ballplayers and hoping to catch a fly ball. Compared to other parks, this one puts food high up on the priority list: easy-to-read digital menu boards illuminate thousands of crave-worthy items at each concession stand and there's even a...

@kelseyohleger - Where to eat at Nationals Park - Washington, DC
Catch ‘Em While You Can

Museum Exhibits ‘Nature’s Best Photography Presents: Best of the Best’ – Closes Aug. 15 The National Museum of Natural History opened this expansive photography exhibit last year in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Windland Smith Rice International Awards, which celebrate beautiful natural...

ICEBERGS - National Building Museum - Washington, DC