Summer

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

20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Check Out in Washington, DC

It's always the right time to head out on the town, find the nearest rooftop bar and order up your favorite cocktail or draft beer. During happy hour or any hour, feel the breeze and ease back at these District locales, who have set up shop up top for your warm weather pleasure.

DNV Rooftop at The Donovan  - Rooftop Bars 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. Close out your summer in Washington, DC with the best activities, events and things to do. Here are more than 20 ways to make the trip a memorable one, from waterfront activities and interactive museum exhibits for the whole family...

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

Washington, DC is a bona fide sports town. And with four MLS Cups to its name, D.C. United, the city’s Major League Soccer team, is one of the winningest teams in the game. Unlike all other major sports teams in the city, United uses “DC” in its name, which is how most locals refer to the city. As...

@franzmars - D.C. United's inaugural match at Audi Field on the DC waterfront - Pro sports in Washington, DC
11 Great Running Trails & Jogging Routes 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. It's time to pound the pavement on these...

Best running trails and places to jog in Washington, DC - Man running in front of Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall
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
17 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. Check out the National Mall, where free festivals and museums lure, catch exciting baseball action at Nationals Park or make a splash at the...

Visitors at the Lincoln Memorial - Free Things to Do in Washington, DC
8 Reasons Why You Should Visit ‘Fun House’ at the National Building Museum

Each year, the National Building Museum hosts a Summer Block Party installation, part of an ongoing series that aims to showcase innovative museum experiences and the incredible design capabilities of the museum’s Great Hall. For the 2018 edition, the Building Museum enlisted Snarkitecture , a New...

@amy_hashimoto - National Building Museum's Summer Block Party Fun House Installation - Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Washington, DC
Before the Sun Sets on Summer Sweepstakes

Do you hunger for adventure? Enter the Taste and Tour Sweepstakes for your chance to win a getaway for two to Washington, DC, including a hotel stay, tours of the city’s most iconic spots and award-winning dining experiences. Taste and Tour Sweepstakes Package And don't forget to plan your best...

Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall - Things to Do This Summer in Washington, DC
7 Reasons to Check Out the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC

Each summer, the National Mall plays host to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival , a massive, kid-friendly celebration of cultures across the globe. The 2018 edition takes place from June 27 – July 1 and July 4-8. This year's festival focuses on the cultures of Armenia and Catalonia, as well as a...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC
4 Reasons to Check Out the Quicken Loans National PGA Golf Tournament

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 at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Md. from June 28 – July 1. From following your favorite golfer, including Tiger Woods,...

The Quicken Loans National - PGA Golf Tournament Near Washington, DC - Summer Events in DC