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


Areas of drizzle with a chance of rain. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 46. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


Areas of drizzle with a chance of rain before 11am, then a slight chance of rain or drizzle between 11am and 2pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night

A slight chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night

Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday Night

A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Sunny, with a high near 55.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40.


Sunny, with a high near 61.

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

Pope Names Washington Archbishop as First Black American Cardinal

<p>Archbishop Wilton Gregory gives a homily during his installation as the seventh Archbishop of Washington at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on May 21, 2019 in D.C. </p>

Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Oct. 25

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Tree Planted in Winchester Honors Overdose Victims

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White House to Host Halloween Event for Military, Frontline Workers' Kids

<p>The White House decorated for Halloween in 2019.</p>

Security Guard Shoots Man After Altercation at Alexandria Restaurant

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2 Moderate Democrats Vie for Reelection in Virginia Suburbs

<p>U.S. Reps. Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger</p>

Work Already Underway for Presidential Inauguration

<p>In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo, the US Capitol building is seen ahead of the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, DC.</p>

Plant Parenthood: How to Get Started With Houseplants That Will Thrive

<p>Holley Simmons, owner of She Loves Me, a flower shop in D.C.s Petworth neighborhood.</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 315,000 Coronavirus Cases Diagnosed in DC, Maryland, Virginia

<p>In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, University of Maryland junior Shamar Jackson, 23, left, a Studio Arts major, is tested for the first time for COVID-19 by Agnelyne Ndifor, a nursing student at Towson University, right, on the concourse of Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium in College Park, MD. </p>

More Than Half of Mailed Ballots Sent to Voters in DMV Are Back In

<p>A sign directing people where to vote.</p>

Washington Football Team to Host Thousands of Fans at FedExField for Week 9

<p>LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 13: The Washington Football Team play against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on September 13, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. There are no fans at the game due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)</p>

Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Oct. 23

<p>A woman in a full hazmat suit checks in for her flight at Baltimore Washington International Airport in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 21, 2020, during the Coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) </p>

Maryland Teen's Song About Black Lives Matter Becomes Online Hit

<p>Christian Inman at his home studio. This Prince George’s County teenager already found success as his song “Change” went viral online.</p>

Family: 21-Year-Old Fatally Shot by Police in Maryland Home Wasn't Extremist

<p>Duncan Socrates Lemp, 21, was fatally shot by an officer assigned to the Special Operations Division – Tactical Unit while they were conducting a search warrant of his home on the 12200 block of St. James Road in Potomac.</p>

US: Russian Hackers Targeting State, Local Networks

<p>UNITED STATES – MAY 14: Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Dirksen Building titled “5G: National Security Concerns, Intellectual Property Issues, and the Impact on Competition and Innovation,” on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. </p>

US Regulators Seek Advice on Thorny Issues as Vaccines Near

<p>In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, a health worker injects a person during clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida.</p>

Maryland Announces $250M in Relief for Small Businesses, Restaurants

<p>File photo. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks in Annapolis, Maryland, on July 22, 2020.</p>

Metro Spent Nearly $20K Per Bike Parking Spot at 3 Facilities, Report Finds

<p>A biker in D.C. pictured side by side with the College Park Station Bike & Ride.</p>

DCPS Aims to Offer Students In-Person School Seats This Week

<p>A mother walks her child to school on the first day of in-person classes in Orange County at Baldwin Park Elementary School on August 21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, US. Face masks and temperature checks are required for all students as Florida’s death toll from COVID-19 now exceeds 10,000, with some teachers refusing to return to their classrooms due to health concerns. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images)</p>

Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Oct. 22

<p>UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 21: Vaccine affordability protesters dance as the mobile Long Live GoGo band plays outside of the Department of Health and Human Services building in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The protest was held to call for safe and free Covid-19 vaccines. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)</p>

Wake-Up Call': News4's Wendy Rieger Speaks After Open-Heart Surgery

<p>News4’s Wendy Rieger in the hospital.</p>

Prince George's Moves Forward With $1.24 Billion Public-Private Plan to Build New Schools

<p>Prince George’s County school buses deliver children to tHeather Hills Elementary School in Bowie, Maryland. </p>

Suit Alleges Years of Abuse at Virginia Children's Hospital

<p>MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JUNE 8, 2019: An ambulance car at Moscow’s No71 Municipal Clinical Hospital where detained journalist Ivan Golunov has been taken over health concerns; Golunov, who works for the online news portal Meduza, was detained on 6 June 2019 in central Moscow on suspicion of drug dealing. Vladimir Gerdo/TASS (Photo by Vladimir GerdoTASS via Getty Images)</p>