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:

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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


A slight chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. North wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


A chance of thunderstorms before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Light southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 72.


Sunny, with a high near 93.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

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

Ousted NY Prosecutor Tells Panel Barr Urged' Him to Resign

<p>Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, attends a press conference at the U.S. Attorneys office of Southern District of New York on October 10, 2019 in New York City. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, associates of President Trumps personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, have arrested on campaign finance charges. </p>

Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on July 9

<p>People stand in line to receive food donations at the Georgetown South Community Center in Manassas, Virginia, U.S., on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The coronavirus is inflicting a price shock on low income Americans that risks further driving up inequality, as higher grocery and housing costs for lockdown necessities meant those households whose incomes are in the bottom 10% face higher inflation than those at the top 10%. Photographer: Alex Edelman/Bloomberg via Getty Images</p>

Amazon Will Stop Selling Washington NFL Merchandise

<p>In this photo illustration a website of Amazon is pictured on April 20, 2020 in Katwijk, Netherlands. </p>

Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on July 8

<p>People wait in line outside the National Building Museum for walk-up COVID-19 testing on June 15, 2020. </p>

Coronavirus Tracking: Charts, Maps and Interactive Data

<p>Digital generated image of abstract multi colored curve chart on blue background</p>

The Latest: More Than 147,000 Coronavirus Cases Diagnosed in DC, Maryland, Virginia

<p>Medical staff wear PPE as they test a NHS worker at a drive through NHS novel coronavirus Covid-19 testing facility at Hopwood Hall College in Rochdale, Greater Manchetser on April 16, 2020. – The British government on Thursday was expected to extend a nationwide lockdown for another three weeks, while the country’s coronavirus death toll spiked by 861 — a greater increase than in recent days. (Photo by Anthony Devlin / AFP) (Photo by ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP via Getty Images)</p>

JMU Is Renaming Halls That Bear Names of Confederate Leaders

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Maryland Governor Outlines Plans for Election Process

<p>Maryland Board of Elections workers count and collect ballots dropped off at an official ballot drop box.</p>

Child Care Crisis: More Families Depending on In-Home Providers

<p>Ruby Daniels looking after children at Daniels Family Child Care.</p>

Monuments and Statues Are Falling. But What Comes Next?

<p>In this June 10, 2020, file photo, a Richmond police officer stand by the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis after it was pulled down off of its pedestal on Monument Avenue in Richmond, VA. </p>

Capital Bikeshare Brings Back E-Bikes

<p>Capital Bikeshare will bring back e-bikes on July 8, 2020.</p>

Maryland Company Gets $1.6 Billion From US Government for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

<p>Three potential coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines are kept in a tray at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Maryland on March 20, 2020, one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Gaithersburg] instead of [Rockville]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)</p>

Loudoun County Board Votes to Remove Confederate Statue

<p>The Silent Sentinel Statue in Leesburg, Virginia.</p>

Some Storms Bubble Up in DC Area; Flood Warnings in Effect

<p>Chopper4 surveyed the flooding Tuesday morning near the Prince George’s County courthouse in Upper Marlboro.</p>

Metro Train Derails in Maryland After Possibly Going Through Red Signal

<p>Here’s a view from Chopper4 of the Metro train derailment July 7, 2020.</p>

Deals During Coronavirus: Top Discounts From DC-Area Businesses

<p>A bank card is seen in a customer’s wallet as they prepare to pay the bill at a restaurant in London, U.K., on Friday, May 22, 2015. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images</p>

Biden Wants US to Produce More of Its Own Pandemic Supplies

<p> Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden holds up a mask as he speaks during a campaign event June 30, 2020 at Alexis I. Dupont High School in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden discussed the Trump Administrations handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. (</p>

Richmond Removes Statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart

<p>Crews attach straps to the statue of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue on July 7, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. The statue is one of several that will be removed by the city in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. </p>

Wizards' Bradley Beal to Sit Out Season Due to Injury

<p>Feb 28, 2020; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dribbles the ball during the second half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports</p>

Trump Sideswipes NASCAR, Wallace Over Flag and Noose

<p>U.S. President Donald Trump attends the ‘Spirit of America Showcase’ at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 2, 2020. </p>

2 Suspects in Fatal Shooting, Robbery at Virginia Denny's Face New Charges

<p>The victims were shot after two armed men entered the Denny’s and began demanding property from customers and employees, police say.</p>

Gun Sales in Virginia Reached Historic Levels in June

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Native American Groups Ask NFL to Force DC's Team to Change Name

<p>Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder on the field before the game between the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 29, 2019. </p>

West Virginia Governor's Companies Get Millions in Virus Loans

<p>Jim Justice, governor of West Virginia, applauds on stage before participating in a round table discussion on tax reform with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, U.S., on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Trumprevisited remarks he made about Mexican “rapists” crossing the U.S. border when he announced his run for president and assailed the nation’s immigration laws in a speech on Thursday that was supposed to focus on his tax law. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images</p>

Nationals Cancel Team Workout Due to Coronavirus Test Delays

<p>A Washington Nationals hat on the bench during Game 4 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros at Nationals Park on Saturday, October 26, 2019. </p>

Pieces of Columbus Statue Retrieved From Baltimore's Harbor

<p>Baltimore Police look at the submerged statue of Christopher Columbus, dragged by protesters into the southern end of the Jones Falls, which drains into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, on Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)</p>

Man Faces Criminal Charges After Riding Wild Horse on Assateague Island

<p>CHINCOTEAGUE, VA – JULY 25: A wild pony eats grass after swimming across the Assateague Channel during the 93rd annual pony swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague on July 25, 2018 in Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Every year the wild ponies are rounded up on the Assateague national wildlife refuge to be auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)</p>