Summer

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

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit 'LAWN' at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC

The National Building Museum ’s annual Summer Block Party installation, now in its sixth year, is always one of the city’s biggest highlights of the season. This year, the museum is offering ‘LAWN,’ an incredible superstructure that transports visitors to a sun-strewn summer afternoon. More details...

'Lawn' summer museum exhibit in DC - The National Building Museum's Summer Block Party exhibit
20+ Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

Each year Washington, DC celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall and attending the free A Capitol Fourth concert, visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. For getting around, we...

Fourth of July Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial - Things to Do Independence Day Weekend in Washington, DC
14 Capital Pride Events That You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

The Capital Pride Alliance serves DC’s LGBTQ+ community through entertainment, community outreach and diversity celebrations. Each year, the nonprofit organization curates Capital Pride , which features a popular collection of events including the Pride Parade, Festival and Concert. We’ve...

People celebrating during the Capital Pride Parade near Dupont Circle - Capital Pride events you don't want to miss this summer 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
Your Guide to the DC Jazz Festival

This year, the DC Jazz Festival will take place from June 7-16. Check out all the reasons why you should attend the festival and head over to dcjazzfest.org for the lineup, schedule and tickets. The DC JazzFest presented by Events DC has been a pillar in the DC community for 15 years, attracting...

Performance at DC Jazz Festival - Summer Music Festival in Washington, DC
Neighborhood Guide to Summer Restaurant Week in Washington, DC

Summer in the District would not be complete without Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which runs this summer between Aug. 12-18, 2019. Throughout the promotion, over 100 restaurants across the DC area offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner, with brunch and lunch...

Outdoor patio dining in Washington, DC - Fig and Olive restaurant in CityCenterDC
11 Great Running Trails & Jogging Routes in Washington, DC

When Pierre Charles L’Enfant laid out the city plans for the nation's capital, he included wide avenues, public squares and grand buildings. The District is also mostly flat and home to many trees, rivers, creeks and canals, making the city a runner’s dream. It's time to pound the pavement on these...

Best running trails and places to jog in Washington, DC - Man running in front of Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall
Where to Find Water Parks & Outdoor Pools In & Around Washington, DC

When planning your best summer ever in Washington, DC, you may want to include a relaxing trip to an outdoor pool or a day-long adventure at a water park near DC. No worries – we have you covered with some of the best options at your disposal, including outdoor public pools, splash parks and hotel...

View of the water park at Six Flags America's Hurricane Harbor - Water parks in and around Washington, DC
Your Guide to Washington Nationals Baseball

The Washington Nationals, champions of the National League East in 2016 and 2017, are back in action this spring and summer with an exciting schedule, plenty of home runs and, of course, Racing Presidents. Save up to 20% off tickets when using code VISITDC . The History of the Washington Nationals...

Sunset at Washington Nationals game on the Capitol Riverfront - Guide to baseball in Washington, DC
5 Reasons You Should Attend the National Book Festival in Washington, DC

Every year, the Library of Congress hosts the National Book Festival , a free celebration of all things books, from authors to readings to hardcovers. Join fellow lovers of the written word this Labor Day weekend on Aug. 31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and you'll find the following...

National Book Festival - Washington, DC