Spring

Cherry blossoms, exciting sports action, outdoor fun – DC is ready to bloom this spring.

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
11 Ways to Make the Most of Spring in Washington, DC

DC owns springtime . Its signature celebration, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, is the centerpiece, but the city offers so much more as the weather warms up. Check out all the things to do and start planning your springtime excursion with family and friends to Washington, DC.

Friends walking along Tidal Basin & cherry blossoms - Spring in Washington, DC
DC On the Water: 12 Waterfront Activities & Things to Do in Washington, DC

The District’s two rivers, the Potomac and the Anacostia, shine brightly once the warm weather of spring and summer settles on the city. Fortunately for visitors, there are plenty of ways to explore Washington, DC’s waterfronts , with family-friendly outdoor recreation that include being both on...

Kayaking on the Capitol Riverfront - Family Friendly and Waterfront Activities in Washington, DC
#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 incredible photos from the month of March, including the official start of the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival, refreshing seasonal cocktails and spring...

@thealex_turner - National Cherry Blossom Festival kite festival on the National Mall - Free things to do this spring in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals & More in Washington, DC

With access to free museums, the monuments and memorials, the Library of Congress and more, Washington, DC is unrivaled for its many free attractions . But at any given time, you can also take advantage of free one-of-a-kind events, groundbreaking exhibits and unique festivals, making DC the...

'Pulse' at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum - Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals and More in Washington, DC
Why You Should Experience ‘Pulse’ at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican artist that sees the intersection of technology and art as a pathway to human connection. Lozano-Hemmer was once a chemist, so the biometric nature of his fascinating Pulse exhibit at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is no surprise. The...

'Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse' exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum on the National Mall - Free fall museum exhibit in Washington, DC
Where to Find Cherry Blossom-Inspired Food & Drink in Washington, DC

Nothing signifies the arrival of spring in the nation's capital quite like the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and the three-week-long National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the occasion. But spring is blossoming off the National Mall too, in the form of cherry blossom-inspired flavors...

Cherry blossom afternoon tea at the St. Regis Hotel - Where to find cherry blossom-inspired food and drink in Washington, DC
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
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
13 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.

Friends around fire at Wunder Garten in NoMa - The best beer gardens in and around Washington, DC