Summer

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

Summer Sweepstakes

Enter to win a trip for two to Washington, DC, including a hotel stay, dining experiences at some of the city’s best restaurants, access to some of the city's best attractions and so much more! Summer Sweepstakes And make sure you experience the best summer ever with our ultimate guide to things to...

Summer on National Mall at Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC
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...

@prage_mathew - D.C. United Major League Soccer at Audi Field - Things to do in Washington, DC
5 Reasons to Check Out the 2019 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC

Each summer, the National Mall plays host to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival , a massive, kid-friendly celebration of cultures across the globe. The 2019 edition takes place from June 29-30 and the festival will focus on the social power of music. Read on to learn what activities and offerings...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC
6 Reasons to Attend the Citi Open This Summer in Washington, DC

One of DC’s longest-standing sports traditions, the Citi Open takes place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center from July 27 – Aug. 4. Join the throngs of fans during this nine-day top-tier tennis event. You'll see talented players from the men's circuit compete for 500 rankings points – the only...

Citi Open summer tennis tournament - Pro sports tournament in Washington, DC
19 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
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
#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 incredible photos from the month of August, including mouthwatering photos from Summer Restaurant Week, colorful neighborhood shots, and of course, monumental...

@kari_priceless - Children playing in the Yards Park splash fountain in Washington, DC's Capitol Riverfront neighborhood
13 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Check out our end-of-the-week picks and discover all of the best events, festivals, museum exhibits, concerts and more happening in the nation’s capital. Friday Truckeroo Truckeroo brings local food trucks to The Bullpen near Yards Park in the bustling Capitol Riverfront neighborhood to dole out...

17th Street Festival in Dupont Circle - Summer Neighborhood Festival 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
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