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The Nation’s Capital is Vibrant, Diverse and Welcoming

When you hear “Washington, DC,“ the first things that may come to mind are U.S. politics and federal government. Those aspects are attention-grabbing, for sure, but they’re just a tiny source of fascination for the city’s residents and visitors. Located on two beautiful rivers, the Potomac and the Anacostia, DC comprises bustling waterfronts brimming with shopping, entertainment and outdoor recreation; sprawling urban parks and gardens that provide the wide-open spaces and great natural beauty; and an extraordinary collection of distinctive neighborhoods filled with shopping venues, award-winning restaurants and exciting nightlife venues.

DC is also a hub of majestic monuments and inspiring memorials commemorating some of history’s most important events and personalities, as well as an immersive arts and culture center comprising some of the world’s greatest museums and performance spaces.

Every season brings fun events, intriguing exhibits, great music. Lively theater and delicious foods. But whether you visit DC in the spring, summer, fall or winter, the city will welcome you with open arms and awe you with the range and power of the experiences it offers.

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Experience the Legacy of Washington, DC’s Greatest Black Musicians

African Americans have played a central role in the...

Creating Unforgettable Spring or Summer Vacation in Washington DC

Warm weather brings a myriad of ways to enjoy...

9 Stops on DC’s African American Heritage Trail

With over 200 sites, it can be hard to...

Celebrate Winter in Washington DC

Enjoy unforgettable holiday festivities, captivating indoor spaces and performances,...

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WASHINGTON DC OFFICIAL SPRING & SUMMER 2021 VISITORS GUIDE

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Reading about the Nation’s Capital is almost as good as being there. Be sure to check out the Destination DC Official Visitors Guide for all the insider tips on must-see locations, wonderful places to stay, and the best of DC cuisine.

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