Summer

Summer: See how DC does summer vacation.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

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