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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

This Afternoon

A chance of rain and sleet after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


A chance of rain and sleet before 8pm, then rain. Low around 34. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

Washington's Birthday

Rain likely before 8am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tuesday Night

A slight chance of snow and sleet between 2am and 5am, then a slight chance of snow after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Snow before 8am, then snow, freezing rain, and sleet between 8am and 2pm, then rain, snow, and sleet after 2pm. High near 36. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday Night

Rain, snow, and sleet, becoming all rain after 8pm. Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


Rain, mainly before 8am. High near 52. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night

A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Saturday Night

Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

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

Car Crashes Into Arlington Utility Pole, Knocks Out Power

Power lines were damaged when the car ran into the pole at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and 10th Street N., Arlington County Police said.

Fairfax County Police Seek Help Identifying Victims in Fatal

Police are relying on a gold chain and an eagle tatoo on one of the men as the only clues to help them identify the victims.

Parents of Murdered Student Set Up Scholarship Fund

The parents of 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III are setting up a scholarship fund for other ROTC students. Collins was stabbed in a random attack that prosecutors have called a hate crime.

Hundreds Mourn Death of Five Children in Bowie Car Crash

Hundreds mourned the death of five children in a car crash in Bowie during a funeral Saturday.

1 Man Shot Near Arundel Mills Mall; Suspect Wanted

Police in Anne Arundel, Maryland, said they are looking for an attempted murder suspect after one person was shot Saturday night in a "targeted incident."

'A Disgrace': Catholics React to McCarrick's Defrocking

Reactions from Catholics in Washington, D.C., are pouring in following the news that Pope Francis had defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of sex crimes.

Man Killed After Shooting in Northeast DC

Police in Washington are investigating a shooting in Northeast D.C. after a man was killed in Eckington Friday.

Target Eyes Tenleytown, Ivy City for New Small-Format Stores

Rendering of a planned small-format Target store in Tenleytown.

Wheres Justice? High Drama Unfolds in SW DC Bald Eagle Nest

Liberty fends off a newcomer to her nest dubbed Aaron Burrd, after her longtime mate Justice goes missing.

Man Critically Hurt When Shots Fired in NE

Multiple shots went off in Northeast D.C. Friday afternoon, and police say man was critically injured. News4's Shomari Stone reports.

Preservation Group Saves Historic African American Cemetery

An historic African American cemetery in Loudoun County, Virginia, will be saved thanks to a preservation group. News4's Erika Gonzalez explains how it is different from other older cemeteries.

'Handmaid's Tale' Shoots at the National Mall

A crowd of red-costumed "handmaids" from Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale." Handmaids in the series are women specifically tasked with giving birth in this dystopian future.

Activists: Man Charged With Trying to Kill Cop Is Not Guilty

Some civil rights groups are coming to the defense of a man charged with trying to kill a police officer. The man says he's a victim of police brutality, but he's considering pleading guilty to a lesser

FBI Offers $10K Reward to Nab 'Beltway Bank Bandit'

The still-unidentified thief has been spotted using accessories like a baseball cap, wig, gloves, hijab, a hoodie, a skirt and, most recently, a construction hat to conceal his identity.

Photo Credit: Charles County Sheriff's Office; Arlington County Police Department

Teen to Be Tried as Juvenile in Md. Football Team Rape Case

A 15-year-old boy accused of raping fellow members of his Maryland high school football team in the school's locker room will be tried as a juvenile, moving the case out of adult court, a judge ruled Friday.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

Pastry Chef Pleads for Thief to Return Stolen Recipes

Rebekka Baltzell, a pastry chef, said she does not know why a thief would steal her recipes, but hopes she can get them back.

7,500 Md. Retirees Receive Notice of Garnishment in Error

File photo showing the U.S. Treasury Department building in Washington.

Ex-Redskins Cheerleaders Program Teaches Girls Life Skills

A former Washington Redskins cheerleader wanted to create a sisterhood for girls in her community, so she started a program that teaches dance and life skills.

H Street Runners Race the DC Streetcar

Many runners beat the DC Streetcar in a race on Sunday, Feb. 10.

Tips to Avoid an Awkward Date

We asked and you answered. Here are some of the most awkward date stories we have heard, and also some tips for avoiding the next one. News4's Tommy McFly has the stories.

Former Maryland Officers Are Perfect Kidney Donation Match

A former Montgomery County officer was surprised and touched when his former colleague and friend agreed to donate her kidney, and revealed she was a perfect match.

Sixth-Grade Boy Fighting for His Life After NE DC Shooting

A 12-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot Thursday night near his home in Northeast D.C.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington
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Maryland Governor Talking With Amazon After NYC Pullout

Gov. Larry Hogan says his administration has had preliminary discussions with Amazon, and he looks forward to meeting with the company again about potentially expanding to Maryland.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Governor Larry Hogan

Step Aside, Jack: Women Invigorating Whiskey Industry

Whiskey is gaining popularity among women and D.C. now has its first distillery owned by women. News4's Wendy Rieger took a tour.

12-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured in NE DC Shooting

A 12-year-old boy is critically hurt after multiple rounds of gunfire rang out in an alley in Northeast D.C. Thursday night, police say.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

Prince George's Vying for Amazon HQ2 Again After NYC Pullout

Prince George's County wasn't picked last year as one of two Amazon HQ2 sites. But after Amazon announced Thursday that they decided against moving to New York City, Prince George's decided to give it another...

Valentine's Day Newlyweds Have Tips for Leaving Friend Zone

Tatiana and David Mason became man and wife in Manassas, Virginia, this Valentine's Day. But it wasn't love at first sight when they met while serving in the Navy; they were friends for a long time.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

Warming Climate Could Change Future Valentine's Celebrations

Climate change will likely affect supplies of Valentine's Day favorites like champagne and chocolate in the future. Storm Team4's Amelia Draper explains.

Pop-Up Museum Highlights DC's Role in Hip-Hop History

Legendary D.C. rapper DJ Kool was recently inducted into the District's Hip-Hop Museum, and he had something to say. "Uh huh! Uh huh! Let me clear my throat!"

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

Suspect in Arson at 'Pizzagate' Eatery Arrested After Brawl

A man suspected of setting fire to the D.C. pizzeria at the center of the false "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory has been arrested after a caught-on-camera brawl with officers at the Washington Monument.

Photo Credit: US Park Police

For Your Weekend: Wine, Bacon, Winter Games at the Wharf

Enjoy wine and events on The Wharf for this President's Day weekend.

Montgomery Co. Students Honor Teen Victims of Gun Violence

Montgomery Co. students hung 671 white t-shirts around the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School campus, representing young victims of gun violence.

Hilarious and Cringeworthy Dating Stories From the DC Area

We asked News4 viewers to call in and share their most awkward, hilarious dating stories just in time for Valentine's Day And you delivered.

One Dead, 1 Hurt in Shooting at Staffing Agency in NE DC

Police responded to a report of a shooting before 6 a.m. Thursday on the 1700 block of Hamlin Street Northeast and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim died and no suspect was immediately arrested.