Washington, DC
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Welcome To Washington

Washington DC is truly one of the centers of power and influence in the world and provides incredible cultural, historical, arts, entertainment and political experiences that are incredible. Washington DC has fantastic museums, led by the 19 Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo, shopping, dining, and nightlife befitting a world-class metropolis. Travellers will find the city to be exciting, cosmopolitan, and international.

Washington, D.C.'s Districts:

Instagrammer @kubertsmith shared this view on Penn Quarter from the portico at the @americanartmuseum. #MyDCcool

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EXPLORE Washington

Washington D.C. every year holds many noteworthy festivals and events. These include the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall as well as numerous art and music festivals across various neighborhoods in the District. Search for top events in Washington, DC

National Mall - The primary destination for DC tourists, the National Mall stretches from the Lincoln Memorial on the west end to the Capitol Building at the other end, as well as all the Smithsonian Museums, National Archives, the White House the Tidal Basis and more.

North Central - includes areas like Dupont Circle, Shaw, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and is one of DC's trendiest neighborhoods with plenty of nightlife, great ethnic restaurants, music.

West - Includes Georgetown, the National Zoo, famous Georgetown shopping, historic village, Embassy Row and influence from nearby univerisities.

East - Capitol Hill, Near Northeast, Brookland, Anacostia - Starting at the Capitol Building and Library of Congress, this district includes Union Station, DDUX favorite Eastern Market the National Arboretum, the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, quirky nightlife in the Atlas District, the East District has gone through tremendous changes over the past ten years.


Weather Forecast for Washington


Sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.


Mostly clear, with a low around 31. West wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.


Partly sunny, with a high near 48. West wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind 6 to 8 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25.


Sunny, with a high near 52.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.


Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Monday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Locals Tips

D.C. is a city full of amazing combinations of history and innovation. DDUX CEO favorites include visiting the Lincoln Memorial after midnight, the Korean War Veterans Memorial at night when it is snowing and dining in the Dupont Circle area. Get more tips from the locals to find the tried-and-true venues, as well as the new classics. Read more

Washington News and Events

Virginia Woman Survives Breast Cancer With Experimental Vaccine

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Virginia State Police Could Get Devices to Shave Minutes Off Traffic Stops

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Neo-Nazi Leaders Face Conspiracy Charges on Both Coasts

<p>A view of Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, on March 27, 2016.</p>

Virginia Man Charged With Animal Abuse Opening Pet Store With Familiar Name

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Prince Georges Officer Uses Music to Help Man with Autism

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Foo Fighters Tease Washington DC Music Festival

<p>SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 12: Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Apple announced the iPhone 5, the latest version of the popular smart phone. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</p>

Police: Man Accused of Maryland Syringe Attack Arrested

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Park Service to Study Designation for Dodona Manor in Leesburg

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Man Tried to Blow Up SUV at Pentagon: Feds

<p>Photo taken on Feb. 9, 2020 shows the Pentagon seen from an airplane over Washington D.C.</p>

Dems Thwart Senate Republicans on 2 Abortion-related Bills

<p>Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., listen after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the Capitol on Feb. 25, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.</p>

Most Americans Support Equal Rights Amendment: Poll

<p>Here were just a few of the ERA supporters at the Virginia state capitol on Jan. 15, 2020, including presidential daughter and former Virginia first lady Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, at right.</p>

UMD Deliberately Fed Gluten to Student With Celiac Disease: Lawsuit

<p>An aerial view of the University of Maryland campus on October 4, 2014 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)</p>

These Before-and-After Photos Might Make You Rethink Visiting DCs Cherry Blossoms


Person Struck by Train Near Rockville Metro Station: Officials

<p>Montgomery County Firefighters rescue a person trapped under a train</p>

Preparing to Be a Pet Parent: What You Need to Know

<p>Portrait of smiling Golden Retriever</p>

Student Returns Missing Dog to Couple, Receives $10K Reward

<p>US Currency: Wads of US bills fastened with rubber bands, close-up</p>

Protect Your Pet With the Best Crash-Tested Crates and Carriers

<p>LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 07: (L-R) Universal’s Marc Shmuger, actor Matthew Broderick, actress Tracey Ullman and Universal’s Ron Meyer arrive at the premiere of Universal Picture’s “The Tale of Despereaux” at the Arclight Theatre on December 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marc Shmuger;Matthew Broderick;Tracey Ullman;Ron Meyer</p>

New Law Gives Va. Prisoners with Life Sentences the Chance at Parole

<p>Gov. Ralph Northam delivers the State of the Commonwealth address at the Virginia State Capitol on January 8, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. The 2020 legislative session began today under Democratic control. </p>

Va. Lawmakers Pass Bill Ending Lee-Jackson Holiday

<p>RICHMOND, VA – MAY 02: Capitol house is seen on May 2, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia. Tommorow the The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will begin a six day state visit of the United States at Capitol House to commemorate the 400 year anniversary of the Settlement of Jamestown. This will be the fourth time that Her Majesty and His Royal Highness have visited the US. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Virginia from 3rd to 4th May. On 5th May, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will attend the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)</p>

Supreme Court Hears Battle Over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

<p>A view of the Supreme Court in Washington.</p>

New Virginia Law Dismisses DC Sniper Case at SCOTUS

<p>FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2003 file photo, Lee Boyd Malvo listens to court proceedings during the trial of fellow sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad in Virginia Beach, Va. An attorney for Malvo, convicted as a teenager of taking part in deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area will argue before a Maryland judge that his young clients life sentence is unconstitutional and should be thrown out. (AP Photo/Martin Smith-Rodden, Pool, File)</p>