Summer

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

The Best Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC

There’s no better place to spend Memorial Day weekend than Washington, DC. Memorials are our specialty, and DC celebrates with unique and meaningful events and exhibits designed to recognize the selfless service of our active duty military and veterans. Experience the country’s largest Memorial Day...

Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Route over the Arlington Memorial Bridge
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
13 Beer Gardens to Check Out In & Around Washington, DC

DC’s booming food and drinks scene is helping propel a buzzworthy beer community. Check out these open-air beer gardens in and around Washington, DC offering suds, snacks and convivial settings for downing a cold one al fresco.

Sauf Haus Biergarten in Dupont Circle - Beer Garden in Washington, DC
8 Summer Food & Drink Trends to Try Right Now in Washington, DC

DC is the place to be if you crave unique foodie experiences. From Union Market to weekend farmers’ markets and mouthwatering dishes served by celebrity chefs , check out the latest food crazes to hit the city.

Boozy adult juice box from Nationals Park - The best summer food and drink trends in Washington, DC
10 Capital Pride Events That You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

The Capital Pride Alliance serves DC’s LGBTQ community through entertainment, community outreach and diversity celebrations. Each year, the nonprofit organization curates Capital Pride , which features a popular collection of events including the Pride Parade, Festival and Concert. We’ve elaborated...

Capital Pride Events in Washington, DC - Capital Pride Parade
12 Inspiring Public Parks & Gardens in Washington, DC

Pierre L’Enfant, DC’s first urban planner, designed “The Federal City” to be beatified by public gardens, and so it is today. You’ll find scenic landscaping around the National Mall and natural beauty in Rock Creek Park, along with dozens of gardens and parks within the nation’s capital. Here is a...

U.S. Botanic Garden on the National Mall - Free museum in Washington, DC
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
Top Reasons Why ‘Hamilton’ Is This Summer’s Hottest Ticket

If you follow America’s arts and culture scene in any way, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Hamilton . Lin Manuel-Miranda’s momentous play is coming to Washington, DC, creating a frenzy in the process. We’ve listed every reason why this is a must-see show, if you haven’t already decided to...

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash 'Hamilton' - Theater at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC
14 Things You Must Do in Washington, DC Before Summer Is Over

Many events , plays and museum exhibits that have elevated Washington, DC’s arts and culture scene are ending soon. Fortunately, we’ve compiled our favorites here so that you have an exciting checklist. Catch ‘em while you can! • • • Citi Open – Ends Aug. 5 Rock Creek Park Tennis Center plays host...

@_dromomaniac - Summer evening on the National Mall - Public parks in Washington, DC
20+ Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

Each year Washington, DC celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall and attending the free A Capitol Fourth concert, visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. Check out all of the...

Fourth of July Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial - Things to Do Independence Day Weekend in Washington, DC