Washington, DC

Washington, DC is an international crossroads packed with historic monuments, captivating museums, eclectic restaurants and diverse neighborhoods.

Diverse and beautiful Washington, DC
U.S. Capitol dome
Cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial
National Air and Space Museum
International Spy Museum
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial Bridge
Duke Ellington mural
Shopping on U Street
Brasserie Beck
Washington, DC skyline at night
White House
White House in winter

Washington, DC is home to iconic monuments, fascinating museums and so much more. From the dramatic Greek architecture of the rock-solid buildings to the mix of international cultures, you never forget you're in the powerhouse of the USA. But there's lighter fun to be had – lively neighborhoods, sprawling parks, award-winning dining and fabulous shopping await.

Brew at the Zoo

Drink beer and save wildlife at the National Zoo's annual beer festival.Sample beers from more than 70 craft breweries, enjoy live music, lawn games and animal demonstrations. Popular food trucks will be onsite selling their fare.


FotoWeek DC

Annual celebration of photography featuring a photo contest and juried exhibition, gallery openings, lectures, workshops, book signings and more.


Reel Affirmations

One of the largest gay and lesbian film festivals in the country showcasing great gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender films.  The festival brings new and exciting documentary, short and feature films from all over the world to Washington, DC as well as panel discussions, filmmaker Q&A and celebrations.


Independence Day Celebration

Join the Independence Day celebrations in the nation's capital city! Festivities include the National Independence Day Parade along Constitution Avenue, a musical exhibition featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and celebrity performers from the West Lawn of the US Capitol Building and a spectacular fireworks display on the National Mall.  The fireworks show, administered by the National Park Service, illuminates the iconic monuments and memorials along the Mall, including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. 


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