Summer

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

12 Inspiring Public 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 on the National Mall - Free museum in Washington, DC
16 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

The District celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall , visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. Here is a list of entertaining places where revelers can experience the fun and...

Fourth of July Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial - Things to Do Independence Day Weekend in Washington, DC
Guide to the Washington Nationals

The Nats' History After a 33-year absence, Major League Baseball in Washington was revived with the arrival of the Nationals in 2005. The Nats played their first three seasons at RFK Stadium before moving into Nationals Park, a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in the bustling Capitol Riverfront...

Washington Nationals Park - Washington, DC
#MyDCcool: Summer Sweepstakes

Enter to win our #MyDCcool: August Summer Getaway for a chance to win a weekend getaway to the nation’s capital for two including a hotel stay, dining experiences, tickets to local attractions and more. You can enter to win multiple times a day, every day! #MyDCcool: August Summer Getaway For more...

#MyDCcool Summer Sweepstakes: Visit Washington, DC This Summer!
DC on the Water: 12 Ways to Embrace Washington's Waterfronts

The District’s two rivers, the Potomac and the Anacostia, shine brightly once the warm weather of spring and summer settles on the city. Fortunately for visitors, there are plenty of ways to explore these DC waterfronts, with family friendly outdoor activities that include being both on or beside...

Kayaking on the Capitol Riverfront - Family Friendly and Waterfront Activities in Washington, DC
20 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Washington, DC

We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans. Come to Washington, DC and your summer is guaranteed to end with a bang! Here are 20 ways to make the trip a memorable one.

Family canoeing on Potomac River past Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Top 10 Running Spots & Trails 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. Pound the pavement on these scenic...

@i.cami - Early morning runners on the National Mall - Outdoor activities in Washington, DC
4 Reasons to Check Out the Quicken Loans National

The Quicken Loans National is the perfect summer activity, bringing the excitement of a premier PGA Tour tournament featuring top professionals from around the world to the TPC Potomac in Potomac, Md. from June 26 – July 2. From following your favorite golfer to hanging out at one of the public...

Quicken Loans National - PGA Golf Tournament Near Washington, DC - Summer Events in DC
12 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. From the National Mall , where free festivals and museums lure, to baseball at Nationals Park , you’ll find the capital city fascinating in...

Visitors at the Lincoln Memorial - Free Things to Do in Washington, DC
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Outdoor Concerts

During the spring and summer these outdoor concerts in the nation's capital provide great atmosphere for enjoying a night out, and are often free to attend. Make sure to check official websites for dates, times and specific locations.

Summer Concert at WWII Memorial