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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


Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. North wind around 8 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind around 9 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northeast wind around 7 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 8 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind around 7 mph.


A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.


A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 68.


Sunny, with a high near 88.

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

Guardrail Impales Distracted Drivers Windshield: Police

Maryland-National Capital Park Police issued a warning about texting and driving this week.

Photo Credit: Maryland-National Capital Park Police

2 Teens Report Being Observed in Bathroom at Macy's in Va.

Police believe the man on the left may have information about the unlawful filming of a 16-year-old in a Macy's bathroom July 22. The man on the right was in the area Aug. 14 when a teenage boy noticed two men looking at him in a bathroom stall in the same Macy's. Police want help identifying the people in these images.

Fairfax Co. Fire Hopeful Missing Firefighters Will Be Found

Firefighter Justin Walker disappeared after leaving on a fishing trip off the coast of Florida.

Some Leaves Are Turning Brown Earlier Than Usual. Here's Why

Residents and tree experts have noticed leaves turning brown earlier than usual in Alexandria.

Homeless Man Says Devil Told Him to Stab Bridge Inspector

A homeless man admitted stabbing a bridge inspector Thursday afternoon, telling police the devil told him to do it, according to charging documents.

Photo Credit: NBCWashington

Good Samaritans Help Stranded Woman in Maryland

A group of good Samaritans helped a woman who was stranded in Maryland after her car broke down Wednesday.

Organization Helps Teen Parents Graduate College

Fewer than 2% of teen mothers will earn a college degree before they turn 30, which is why Nicole Lynn Lewis started Generation Hope nine years ago.

Photo Credit: Generation Hope

African American Employee's Office Vandalized Inside Education Department

Signage hangs outside the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) headquarters in Washington, on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.

Plans Suspended for Expected Amazon Warehouse in Maryland

Plans to build a massive warehouse in the Westphalia area of Prince George's County have been suspended, the county executive said Friday.

The Weekend Scene: What to Do Around DC Aug. 23-25

Here are the best ways to spend your weekend Aug. 23-25.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Le Dner en Blanc

Little League World Series Run Ends for Loudoun South Team

South Riding, Virginia pitcher Justin Lee (22) celebrates as he walks off the field with Chase Obstgarten, left, Matt Colman (1), and Colton Hicks (9) getting the final out of the fourth inning and an 11-0 win over Coon Rapids, Minnesota in a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in Fair Lakes Area

A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash late Thursday in the Fair Lakes area of Fairfax, Virginia.

'Beloved' Senate Staffer's Death Ruled Homicide

Bud Johnson and his wife, Diane.

NoMa Residents Say Homeless Encampments Endanger Pedestrians

NoMa encampment resident Mike Harriss said he and his neighbors work hard to keep the underpass area clean. "This is all my neighborhood, Harriss said. When I go this way, I pick up trash."

Pharmaceuticals Found in Debris Pulled From Fatal DC Fire

Pharmaceuticals found in the debris from a fatal fire in Northwest D.C.

Suspicious Fire Displaces 2 Families in Maryland

A suspicious fire in Prince Georges County, Maryland, displaced two families early Thursday morning.

Photo Credit: NBCWashington

Woman Finds 3.72-Carat Diamond After Watching Diamond-Finding Tutorial Video

The woman was visiting Arkansas Crater of Diamonds State Park for the first time.

Road Repaving Catches Residents Off Guard in Southwest DC

A quick road repaving project is underway in Southwest D.C., but not everyone knew it was coming.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

Alexandria Schools Introduce New Armed Intruder Training

Schools in Alexandria, Virginia, are introducing a new strategy to train students and teachers how to deal with armed intruders. News4's Julie Carey reports.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

400 Years: Telling the Story of the First Africans in Va.

At the beginning of the North American slave trade, the very first documented Africans arrived in Hampton, Virginia, 400 years ago. News4's Jummy Olabanji reports.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

Bridge Inspector Fatally Stabbed on Douglass Memorial Bridge

A bridge inspector was fatally stabbed on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Thursday afternoon.

Photo Credit: NBCWashington

Teen Who Threatened Mass Violence Accused of Harassment

Luis Cabrera, who threatened to shoot people at Walter Johnson High School last year, is now accused of harassing the people who reported him to police.

Coast Guard to Suspend Search for Missing Firefighters

Firefighter Justin Walker disappeared after leaving on a fishing trip off the coast of Florida.

Giant Panda Bei Bei Celebrates 4th Birthday

The National Zoo's youngest giant panda, Bei Bei, turned four on Thursday.

Photos: Happy Birthday! Celebrating 4 Years of Bei Bei

Bei Bei turns four on Aug. 22, 2019, and it's almost certainly his last birthday celebration at the National Zoo. He'll be returned to China under a breeding agreement.

Nearly 500 Free Events at New $250M Kennedy Center Space

Skylight and Welcome Pavilions from the south at the Kennedy Center's new public space, The REACH. (The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)

DC Mayor Seeks Criminal Probe Into Deadly Rowhouse Fire

A 9-year-old boy has died after a fire broke out Sunday in an unlicensed apartment in Northwest D.C., and the city's mayor has asked federal prosecutors to launch a criminal investigation.

Photo Credit: DC Fire and EMS

Witnesses Sought After Head-On Va. Crash That Killed Mother

Virginia State Police are looking for anyone who witnessed a crash in Loudoun County on Aug. 14 that seriously injured a 4-year-old girl and killed her mother.

6-Woman Smokescreen Nabs $24K in Phones from Maryland Store

Police say this surveillance image shows the women suspected of using distraction to steal $24,000 in phones.

Attempted Robbery Victim Opens Fire on Suspects in NE DC

Chaos erupted in Northeast D.C. Tuesday afternoon when an attempted robbery victim turned the tables on two suspects.

Photo Credit: NBCWashington

Lasers Used to Fight Black Biofilm on Jefferson Memorial

Specialists are using lasers to clean up the black biofilm on the Jefferson Memorial dome.

Photo Credit: NBCWashington

UMD's Discovery Center Will Prepare Students for Future Jobs

Amazon will need to hire tens of thousands of new employees for its second headquarters in Northern Virginia, and the University of Maryland is rising to the challenge. News4's Cory Smith reports.

Virginia Team Is 1 Win Away From Little League Finals

Loudoun South, the first Virginia team to make the Little League World Series in 25 years, is hungry and humble for tonight's game against Hawaii. Travis Thomas reports.

Seeing Red: Drivers Violate Rules of New DC Bus Lanes

Some drivers are still confused about what the red lanes in downtown D.C. mean. Others just aren't following the rules. Safety advocates discovered hundreds of violations in just one day.