Summer

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

14 Great Beer Gardens to Check Out In & Around Washington, DC

DC’s booming food and drinks scene has helped to 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 alfresco. For Oktoberfest events, keep reading the list below to bring in...

Friends around fire at Wunder Garten in NoMa - The best beer gardens in and around Washington, DC
4 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 2020 edition takes place from June 24-28 and July 1-5, and the festival will focus on Brazil and the United Arab Emirates. Read on to learn what...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC
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
7 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 to mouthwatering dishes served by celebrity chefs , check out the food crazes that color the city's dining scene.

Dog with ice cream sundae from Ice Cream Jubilee - What to eat this summer in Washington, DC
11 Ways to Experience an Epic Family Getaway in Washington, DC

If you’re looking for the ultimate summer vacation for your family, look no further than Washington, DC. Whenever you visit the nation's capital, you’re bound for a memorable adventure. We've gathered together some of the city’s most popular things to do for families, from snapping photos with past...

Family enjoying ice cream at Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront - Family-friendly vacations in 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
20+ Can't-Miss Spring Theater Performances in Washington, DC

Every season, Washington, DC and its incredible lineup of theaters offers up can’t-miss productions, from acclaimed Broadway plays to exciting new shows from local dance companies. Read on for highlights of the spring theater season. • • • Washington National Opera: ‘Samson and Delilah' - Through...

The John F Kennedy Center lit up with rainbow lights
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
What You Need to Know About Summer Restaurant Week 2020

With 2020 playing out unlike any other year, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is taking a different approach to the summer edition of Restaurant Week . This year’s promotion runs for two weeks, allowing for even more time to take advantage of specially priced meals, including...

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10 Can't-Miss Summer Festivals & Events in Washington, DC

Washington, DC never lacks for can't-miss events and warm-weather festivals. In fact, there are so many amazing choices that it can be tough to figure out which to attend. No worries – we’ve got you covered with some of the season’s biggest festivals perfect for having the best summer ever. Off we...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall - Family Friendly Summer Festival in Washington, DC