Winter: Colder weather doesn’t slow DC down.

Holidays in the White House: First Family Traditions

Holidays at the White House are a family affair…with thousands of guests. Each December, the President and his family deck the White House’s halls and opens the doors for dozens of parties and public tours. It’s a big job to prepare the country’s most famous residence for a month of celebrations...

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100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Inauguration Edition

If you want to leave your wallet at home and delve into all things POTUS and FLOTUS, you can do just that in Washington, DC. Enjoy this selection of free presidential-themed things to do in DC year-round.

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Explorer-In-Chief: Marvel at DC with These Presidential Experiences

As you know, the President of the United States lives in Washington, DC. Now that the obvious has been stated, you should also know that the nation’s capital has many ways to engage with presidential history. Of course, you can always tour the White House , but we’ve detailed other attractions to...

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5 Days of Winter Activities in Washington, DC

Morning Arrive on Amtrak and start your holiday right away at Union Station . The historic building decks the halls in December with a 30-foot tree donated from the Embassy of Norway as well as a Norwegian Holiday Market. Plus, Union Station’s holiday model train display delights as the locomot...

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100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Winter in DC

There are plenty of awesome winter-time recreation options in the District that will not cost you a cent. Dig in!

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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...

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What to Do on a Snow Day in Washington, DC

Even major blizzards don’t stop Washington, DC residents and visitors from donning their snow gear and taking to the streets to play. In DC, there’s a snowball fight association, sleds are MacGyvered to great (and not so great) effect and legendary restaurants and bars dare to deliver a cozy ski...

Guide to Winter Holidays in Washington, DC

Visit Washington, DC during a winter holiday and you’ll find a wonderland of themed markets, activities for couples and families as well as monumental ceremonies honoring American history and heroes. Check out this guide to all the sights to see and things to do during the winter holidays...

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12 Ways Washington, DC Has Gotten Cooler Since the Last Presidential Inauguration

Ah, 2013. The year that Robin Thicke and Pharrell's Blurred Lines topped the charts, "selfie" and "twerk" were added to the dictionary and 3-D printers went viral, among many, many other things. A lot has happened in the world since then, and the same goes for the District of Columbia. If you were...

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14 Places to Get Cozy in Washington, DC

If you’re not fortunate enough to have a fireplace at your home, or space for a bonfire in the backyard, no worries – the District has you covered. Numerous restaurants and bars have areas fit for kicking back, relaxing and shaking off the brr of fall and winter with fireplaces and heaters to go...

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