Summer

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

20+ Great Patios for Eating & Drinking in Washington, DC

Many of the city’s best restaurants and most exciting bars offer outdoor seating, so whether you're a foodie or just looking for some sunshine, there are great options for you. Check out our list of the best DC patios below, and make sure to visit the Georgetown waterfront , the Capitol Riverfront...

Outdoor dining on patio at Lupo Verde on 14th Street - Best restaurant patios 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
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 Labor Day Weekend in Washington, DC

We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans. Close out your summer in Washington, DC with the best activities, events and things to do. Here are 20 ways to make the trip a memorable one, from waterfront activities and interactive museum exhibits for the whole family to a free...

Family boating on the Potomac River near the Kennedy Center - The best activities and things to do in Washington, DC
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
10 Reasons to See Wayne Rooney & D.C. United Play at Audi Field

Washington, DC is a bona fide sports town, and with four Major League Soccer Cups to its name, D.C. United is one of the winningest teams in the MLS. Last year, the addition of Wayne Rooney brought the team back up to form. After sitting at the bottom of the rankings, DCU signed Rooney, who then...

@prage_mathew - D.C. United Major League Soccer at Audi Field - Things to do 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
8 Exciting Summer Activities in the Capital Region

Extend an epic DC getaway by exploring nearby Maryland and Virginia in the Capital Region. Not far from DC you’ll find beaches, wine country and more incredible shopping options. We've put together a few top ideas for your consideration to extend your stay and make your last family vacation this...

Historic Old Town Alexandria - Places to Eat, Shop and Drink in Virginia Near Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Summer in Washington, DC

As you plan your family trip to DC, we’re here to remind you of all the free things to do this summer in the District. From July 4th fireworks and holiday concerts to special events like the Memorial Day parade, summer in Washington, DC makes for an unforgettable time, and it doesn’t have to hurt...

Free Things to Do This Summer in Washington, DC - July Fourth Fireworks, Parades, Free Festivals and More
6 Reasons to Attend the Citi Open This Summer in Washington, DC

One of DC’s longest-standing sports traditions, the Citi Open takes place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center from July 27 – Aug. 4. Join the throngs of fans during this nine-day top-tier tennis event. You'll see talented players from the men's circuit compete for 500 rankings points – the only...

Citi Open summer tennis tournament - Pro sports tournament in Washington, DC