Summer

Summer: See how DC does summer vacation.

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...

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
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...

U.S. Botanic Garden
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’...

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
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
12 Top Spots to Catch the Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC

Watching the fireworks is one of the highlights of DC’s Independence Day celebrations, and there are lots of interesting sites from which to view them. For example, you’ll find excellent vantage points from a few rooftop bars, sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, or across the river in...

Fireworks Going Off Over 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
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
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