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Winter: Colder weather doesn’t slow DC down.

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...

@brandonmkopp - Visitor at the Lincoln Memorial - Washington, DC
11 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday ‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors’ One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden this week. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale...

Events & Festivals in Washington, DC - Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors Exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum
#DCinLove Sweepstakes & Giveaways

Follow @washingtondc on Twitter all February long for a chance to win daily giveaways Monday through Friday, including romantic dinners for two, tickets to woo-worthy museums and other goodies from some of our favorite DC hot spots. Week 3 of our 20 Days of Giveaways offers up four sweet treats as...

#DCinLove Giveaways and Sweepstakes - Date Nights DC
Where to Ice Skate in Washington, DC

DC’s year-round temps are pretty moderate, but during the winter – when cold Canadian winds whistle down the Potomac – Washingtonians bundle up for a day (or a night) on the ice. Public rinks stud three neighborhoods in DC proper, and even though you can bring your own skates to any of them, all...

Ice Skating in Georgetown at Washington Harbour - Washington, DC
What Do I Need to Know About the Downtown Holiday Market?

Where is the Market? What’s nearby? Located at 8th and F Streets NW in downtown DC, the Downtown Holiday Market holds down the area in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery . At night, its bright lights bring Penn Quarter to life, providing a holiday spark to...

Downtown Holiday Market - Winter Holidays in Washington, DC
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...

20+ Luxe Date Ideas in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is quite the place to have a date night or romantic getaway. From its renowned dining scene to its majestic monuments, memorials and museums to its world-class hotels , Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in an excursion. Read on for some of the most...

Date Nights DC - Luxury Date Ideas in Washington, DC
13 Holiday-Themed Performances & Shows in Washington, DC

As the calendar turns to December, Christmas music blares from stereos, holiday displays and lights populate houses and storefronts and, most importantly, you need ways to let your seasonal spirit flourish. The nation’s capital has plenty of options, so get that ugly sweater ready for a month’s...

The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker - Holiday Performances in Washington, DC
11 Reasons to Attend the 2017 Washington Auto Show

Cars are cool. America has been fascinated with these vehicles since the days of the Model T, and boy, how far we’ve come since then. This statement’s accuracy will be evident when you visit the 2017 Washington Auto Show , held Jan. 27 – Feb. 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Even if...

Washington Auto Show - Things to Do in Washington, DC
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...

national Christmas tree lighting