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Things to Do This Week in Washington, DC

As you continue to practice social distancing and the city slowly reopens, we've gathered up some things to do, including safe in-person activities as well as virtual events going on this week. As always, you can check out tons of on-demand virtual museum tours , neighborhood tours , TV and movies...

@rodriguito_saint_king - Pentagon City Metro
#MyDCcool Fan Photos of the Month

We’ve asked our Instagram , Twitter and Facebook fans to tag their DC pics #MyDCcool , and the results have been incredible! Check out these beautiful photos from the month of October, including gorgeous shots of fall foliage, some of the best dishes from around the city and exciting photos from...

@martinstavern - new fall drink menu
14 Speakeasy Bars & Hidden Cocktail Lounges in Washington, DC

Within the same 68-square-mile city that saw Congress ratify the 18th Amendment in 1919 (the law went into effect on Jan. 17, 1920), you’ll find a thriving craft cocktail scene (and even distilling scene ). Speakeasy-style bars abound in the District, many with unmarked entrances, hidden doors and...

@karlinvillondophotography - Guests at Allegory in the Eaton Hotel - Hidden bar and speakeasy in Washington, DC
11 Great Spring Hotel Packages in Washington, DC

Spring makes for a great time to visit Washington, DC, as the city comes alive with cherry blossom fever. Hotels all over DC are offering awesome packages throughout the coming months. Here’s just a selection of the deals you can capitalize on during a trip to DC.

Guest in The Embassy Row Hotel Deluxe King Room - The best fall and winter hotel packages in Washington, DC
Dog-Friendly DC: The Best Places to Bring Your Pets in Washington, DC

If you’ve brought your dog along for your trip to Washington, DC, have no fear: there are plenty of places that welcome and cater to canines. We’ve compiled a list of dog-friendly restaurants, hotels, scenic parks and shops that will be perfect for your pup. Please note that due to COVID-19,...

@russ_the_bustagram - Dog in front of Lincoln Memorial - Dog-friendly places in Washington, DC
Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

We've got the latest info about what's open and safety guidelines in Washington, DC. As you continue social distancing, we've gathered up some live virtual events and other fun things to do that are going on this weekend. As always , you can also check out tons of on-demand virtual museum tours ,...

@tinatin_fhl Washington Monument and National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC
Stars of the Show: Award-Winning Restaurants in Washington, DC

As you may have heard, DC’s dining scene has arrived. in addition to the city's Michelin Guide , there are numerous award-winning restaurants that require your attention. Accolades include Bib Gourmand or star-status in the aforementioned guide, James Beard Awards , RAMMY Awards (honors handed out...

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th Street NW - Award-Winning Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Washington, DC
Breweries to Check Out In & Around Washington, DC

When you’re looking for a cold one, look beyond the big beer producers and taste something distinctly DC. Frosty, frothy, heady, hoppy, sour – whatever your preference, you can find it at any of these local breweries. Read on to explore the best breweries in and around DC, discover brewery tours...

Bluejacket Brewery on the Capitol Riverfront - Brewery and Restaurant in Washington, DC
Mark Your Calendar for These 20+ Winter Concerts in Washington, DC

Many of Washington, DC’s amazing music venues will welcome dozens of great artists from numerous genres to their stages throughout the winter. Check out what’s in store below and start planning your musical adventure in the nation’s capital. • • • Panic! at the Disco – Jan. 20 Panic! at the Disco...

@bandoftomorrow - Concert at the historic 9:30 Club - Concert venues in Washington, DC -
Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Washington, DC

As 2020 approaches, it’s time to start planning how you’ll see 2019 out. Washington, DC’s restaurants, attractions and venues present you with plenty of options for celebrating New Year’s Eve in the nation's capital. Here are some of the best options to party the night away. ••• New Year’s Eve with...

@wwwchris - Concert at The Anthem on the Southwest Waterfront - Events at The Wharf in Washington, DC