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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.

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Weather Forecast for Washington

Overnight

Snow and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday

Rain, snow, and sleet before 10am, then rain, possibly mixed with sleet between 10am and 1pm, then rain after 1pm. High near 37. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday Night

Rain. Low around 37. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain likely before 1pm, then scattered showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 46. South wind 6 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 42.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 24.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 35.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 41.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

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

Light Snow, Wintry Mix Possible Monday Morning

<p>Areas north and west of D.C. will feel the greatest impact from a wintry mix on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.</p>

3 Firefighters, 2 Civilians Hurt in Northeast DC Fire

<p>A fire broke out on the 3400 block of Banneker Drive NE early Sunday morning.</p>

Recession Prompts Virginia Christmas Tree Shortage a Decade Later

<p>Christmas trees of various sizes spread over a field at Ridgefield Farm in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, December 9, 2012. Tree growers report growing demand among consumers for smaller and more natural looking trees. AFP PHOTO / Robert MacPherson (Photo credit should read Robert MacPherson/AFP via Getty Images)</p>

Alexandria Restaurant Debuts Controversial Burger

<p>File photo of a chicken sandwich</p>

The Amazon Effect: House Hunting in the DC Areas Hottest Zip Code

<p>We took a look at properties in one of the D.C. area’s hottest zipcodes (22202) ahead of the arrival of Amazon’s HQ2.</p>

Man Arrested in Abduction, Robbery of Maryland Woman

<p>Marc Christopher Brown Jr. was arrested and charged with kidnapping, robbery and related charges.</p>

Former Redskin Clinton Portis Turns Self In Fraud Charges, Released Until Next Hearing

<p>LANDOVER, MD – AUGUST 27: A regulation sized footbal with NFL logo resting on the field prior to the NFL preseason game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Redskins on August 27, 2017, at FedEx Field in Landover, MD. (Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire)</p>

High School Student Struck by Car While Trying to Get to School Bus

<p>A Montgomery County high school student is seriously hurt after being hit Friday morning by a car that passed a school bus that had its red lights activated.</p>

Gunman Fires Shots at 2 Volunteer Officers: DC Police

<p>Shots were fired at two volunteer D.C. police officers sitting in a car in the Heights Shopping Center.</p>

Community Raising Money to Replace $10,000 in Stolen Gifts Intended for Needy Children

<p>About $10,000 worth of Christmas gifts and decor intended for needy kids was stolen from a U-Haul truck in D.C.</p>

The Beer Guy Moment Was Worth an Estimated $8M in Ads. Bud Light Tells How It Happened

<p>WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 27: While holding two Bud Light beer cans, baseball fan, Jeff Adams, is hit in the chest with the home run ball hit by Yordan Alvarez #44 of the Houston Astros (not pictured) in the second inning during Game 5 of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park…</p>

The Weekend Scene: What to Do Around DC Dec. 13-15

<p>WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 11: The third annual Georgetown Glow, an outdoor light art exhibition is free and open to the public nightly 6-10pm in Georgetown through January 1. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)</p>

Winter Weather Advisories to Be Followed by Cold, Heavy Rain

<p>A winter weather advisory will be in effect for the highlighted counties Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.</p>

Something in the Water Festival Lineup: Post Malone, Chance, More

<p>VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA – APRIL 28: Guests attend Pop-Up Church Service at SOMETHING IN THE WATER – Day 3 on April 28, 2019 in Virginia Beach City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Something in the Water)</p>

Virginia Governor Unveils Plan for Free Community College

<p>File photo of the Virginia flag</p>

Man Convicted in 2017 Charlottesville Car Attack to Appeal

<p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – AUGUST 12: In this handout provided by Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio poses for a mugshot after he allegedly drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters killing one and injuring 35 on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Fields faces charges of second-degree murder, malicious woundings and leaving the scene of…</p>

Woman Abducted From Waldorf Home, Driven to ATMs

<p>The sheriff’s office shared these photos of the suspect. </p>

Piles of Christmas Gifts for Needy Kids Stolen From Truck in DC

<p>About $10,000 worth of Christmas gifts and decor intended for needy kids was stolen from a U-Haul truck in D.C.</p>

Michelle Obama, Ellen Give DC Elementary School a Huge Surprise

<p>Michelle Obama surprises a D.C. elementary school with new learning equipment and a basketball court of “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.”</p>

Maryland Police Officer Guilty of Assaulting Handcuffed Suspect

<p>Kevin Moris outside of court in Rockville Dec. 9, 2019.</p>

Metro to Close 3 Orange Line Stations for Summer

<p>UNITED STATES – AUGUST 24: A woman enters a Red Line Metro train car at the Union Station stop in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009. Washington’s Metro, run by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, is the second-largest U.S. heavy-rail transit system after New York City’s subway. (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)</p>

12-Year-Old Shot in Northeast DC: Police

<p>Police search the area where a 12-year-old child was shot in Northeast D.C. on Dec. 11, 2019.</p>

Squirrelly Business: Rodent Partially to Blame for Fire at DC Apartment Building

<p>Smoke came out of the roof of an apartment building in Southeast D.C. during a fire on Dec. 11, 2019.</p>

World Champ Nats Switch Around Some Duties on Coaching Staff

<p>Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo poses with the World Series trophy as he arrives for the premiere of a documentary film on the team’s first World Series baseball championship, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)</p>

Firm Hands Out $10M in Holiday Bonuses to 198 Employees

<p>In this image released by St. John Properties, employees of the Maryland real estate firm react after finding out the company is surprising them with $10 million in bonuses at a holiday party, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Baltimore. (Wendy Hickok Photography via AP)</p>

Maryland Police Officer Accused of Excessive Force Testifies He Was Defending Himself

<p>Kevin Moris outside of court in Rockville Dec. 9, 2019.</p>

Ex-Boyfriend Allegedly Threatened to Kill Security Guard Before National Shrine Attack

<p>Two security guards were badly injured Tuesday morning at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast D.C.</p>