Winter

Winter: Colder weather doesn’t slow DC down.

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

There are plenty of awesome wintertime recreation options in Washington, DC that won't cost you a cent. Explore the winter wonderland that is DC with festive holiday displays, unforgettable events, memorable museum experiences and much more.

Snowball Fight in Washington, DC - Things to Do This Winter
3 Amazing Places 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
20+ Can't-Miss Holiday Displays & Events in Washington, DC

Sure, the District might be part of the Mid-Atlantic region, but it feels more like the North Pole during the holidays thanks to the National Christmas Tree, countless holiday markets, one-of-a-kind light displays, Christmas-themed bars and lots more. Here are some can't-miss ways to experience the...

ZooLights at the Smithsonian National Zoo - Holiday Displays in Washington, DC
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.

Inauguration 2017 - U.S. Presidential Inauguration - Washington, DC
Everything You Need to Know About Inauguration Day in Washington, DC

Witness history as the United States of America welcomes a new commander-in-chief on Jan. 20, 2017. If you’re looking for more information about celebrating the presidential inauguration , then check out these commonly asked questions. When and where is the swearing-in ceremony? The 45th President...

56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC
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...

2013 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama - Washington, DC
Guide to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration

There are few events that you can plan on attending that are guaranteed to go down in history. The President’s swearing-in ceremony is one of them. Come to Washington, DC and witness something for the ages as the nation swears in the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017. Soak up the...

Inauguration Crowd with Washington Monument - Washington, DC
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...

Korean Memorial
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...

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