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...

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
15 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday Witness the blooming of the Corpse Flower at the U.S. Botanic Garden One of the most distinctive creations in the plant kingdom, the Corpse flower, also known as the “titan arum,” is the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world, meaning it has hundreds of flowers at its base that come...

DC United Crowd at RFK Stadium
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
Exploring Washington, DC’s Neighborhoods

DC is about much more than monuments and museums. While these sites are absolutely must-see attractions, make it your mission to take in the excitement of DC’s neighborhoods as well. Below, find some of our favorite areas to walk around, relax, eat, drink and shop. Adams Morgan One of DC’s hippest...

adams morgan neighborhood
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’...

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 Washington Nationals

This summer, get an exclusive discount on the hottest ticket in town! Check out nationals.com/vip and enter promo code " VISITDC " to get a special deal on Nationals tickets. History After a 33-year absence, Major League Baseball in Washington was revived with the arrival of the Nationals in 2005...

Washington Nationals Baseball Game at Sunset
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Summer in DC

There are plenty of exciting summertime recreation options in the District that won't cost you a thing. Check 'em out and make the most out of your summer in DC. And if you're looking for even more discounted fun this summer, get up to 35% off on popular paid attractions with the Go Washington, DC...

Smithsonian National Zoo Giant Panda
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