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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


Mostly clear, with a low around 53. West wind around 6 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight.


Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 52. North wind 3 to 8 mph.


A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night

Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.


Sunny, with a high near 68.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

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

How a Changing Climate Impacts Our Weather and Our World

Human activity is shifting the natural balance of our atmosphere by dramatically increasing the levels of greenhouse gases. These gases, such as carbon dioxide, are created when humans burn fossil fuels,...

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Climate Change Threatens Chesapeake Bay Oysters

The health of the Chesapeake Bay is in jeopardy as we continue to see more extreme weather events. News4's Wendy Rieger explains how a record rainfall killed much of the bay's oysters and the negative impact...

How Solar Power Gets to Maryland Homes Without Any Panels

This solar farm in Maryland has 19,000 panels that deliver energy to hundreds of homes.

UDC Professor Combines Passion for Math With Hip Hop

Dr. Peter Plourde, also known as Professor Lyrical, is combining education with his passion for rapping. He says he uses rap to explain math to his students at the University of the District of Columbia. News4's

Pedestrian Killed in Easter Sunday Crash in SE DC

A man died Sunday after a car crashed into another car, pinning him between the second car and a retaining wall, D.C. police said.

'Big Blue' Pulverizer Recycles Glass in Northern Virginia

Residents in Prince William, Arlington and Fairfax counties and the city of Alexandria can now take their glass recycling to purple bins throughout the area. News4's David Culver reports a special machine...

Small Things You Can Do on the Road to Help the Environment

News4's Eun Yang and Aaron Gilchrist have a few small ways you can make a big difference in greenhouse gas emissions while you're driving.

Dump Truck Crash Backs Up Traffic on the Outer Loop

A dump truck crash on the Beltway caused traffic to back up during the evening rush.

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DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country

Tulips bloom in front of the Capitol dome on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Scenes From Historic Presidential Easter Egg Rolls

President Jimmy Carter holds his two-year-old grandson, Jason Carter, on his shoulders while visiting the South Lawn on April 11, 1977, for the Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington.

Check Out These Earth Day Specials in the DC Area

Going green and getting around the District will be easy on Earth Day (April 22, 2019) with these deals and specials. Well be updating this post with more bargains as we hear of them.

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3 Things to Watch When the .500 Nationals Head to Colorado

Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals is congratulated by teammates after hitting his second home run of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 21, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

Pollen Problems: How Climate Change Supersizes Allergy Season

Climate change is changing pollen production patterns and impacting everyone with seasonal allergies. Take a deeper look at the problem and see what you can do to help fight off the coughing and sneezing.

3 DC Entrepreneurs Share How They're Fighting Climate Change

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How to Switch to Clean Energy in Maryland, DC and Virginia

In this photo taken on an unknown date, staff of CleanChoice Energy and New Columbia solar inspect a new rooftop community solar farm in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood. CleanChoice Energy is one of the third-party solar developers participating in Maryland and D.C.'s community solar programs.

1 Found Dead After Centreville Apartment Fire

Fairfax Fire and Rescue units responded to the fire at a garden-style apartment building in the 13600 block of Bent Tree Circle in Centreville about 1 a.m. The fire gutted a portion of the building.

Car Crashes Into Potomac River After Chase

The Arlington County Fire Department, U.S. Park Police, Metropolitan Police Department and other agencies are assisting with an investigation after a driver suspected of an armed robbery crash his car into the water off the George Washington Parkway.

6 Injured After Car Crash in Southeast DC

The scene of the crash with a rollover at 16th and V Streets SE.

Capitals' TJ Oshie Undergoes Surgery, Out 'Indefinitely'

T.J. Oshie #77 of the Washington Capitals reacts after being injured in the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena on April 18, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes won 2-1. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Female Raped on Walk from Montgomery Village Bus Stop: PD

Police are searching for a man who followed a female victim from a Montgomery Village bus stop and then raped her.

Cyclist Killed in DC Was Outspoken Advocate for Bike Safety

David Salovesh, who was struck and killed on Florida Avenue NE Friday by a driver in a stolen van, was an outspoken advocate for bike safety.

Police Seek Car in Killing of 16-Year-Old in Northwest DC

Breon Austin, 16, was shot and killed inside a Northwest D.C. home Friday, and now police are searching for a car in connection with the homicide.

Climate Change Delays Move of National Aquarium Dolphins

Bella, a Bottlenose Dolphin, swims in a pool with her new calf named Mirabella at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on January 17, 2014 in Vallejo, California. Bella, a nine-year-old Bottlenose Dolphin, gave birth to her first calf on January 9, 2014 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Family, Friends Mourn 4 People Killed in Capitol Heights

Four people died Thursday in Capitol Heights after a car crossed the center line and crashed into a utility pole, police said.

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Suspected Foreign Agent Asks for No Additional Prison Time

In this undated handout photo provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office, Russian national Maria Butina is seen in a booking photo in Alexandria, Va.

Police Investigate Shooting at Methodist Church in Frederick

The Frederick County Sheriffs Office is seeking to identify this man believed to be involved in a shooting Jacksons Chapel in the 5600 block of Ballenger Creek Pike.

Half of DC Uber Drivers Live Below Poverty Line: Report

In this August 8, 2018, file photo, Johan Nijman, a for-hire driver who runs his own service and also drives for Uber on the side, drives through the West Side of Manhattan in New York City.

16-Year-Old Shot, Killed Inside Northwest DC Home

A 16-year-old died after being shot Friday inside a Northwest D.C. home, devastating the neighborhood community.

'Hero' Montgomery Co. Officer Shot on Duty in 2003 Dies

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Teen Killed in Northwest DC

A 16-year-old was shot to death at his home in Northwest Washington. News4's Jackie Bensen spoke to people in the community.

Howard Students Upset Residents Walk Dogs on Campus

At the heart of Howard University's campus you will find a sacred grassy area known as The Yard.

Churches Working to Keep Parishioners in the Pews

A new Gallup Poll shows a lot less people are going to church on a regular basis. News4's Cory Smith spoke to local religious leaders about the decline.

The Robin Hood of Food Insecurity Arrives in DC

New app Goodr closes the gap between food providers with leftovers and nonprofits looking to feed the hungry, and it does so while paying its drivers a living wage. The app launched in D.C. on April 3.

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Virginia Deputies Replace Man's Stolen Bike

When Spotsylvania County Sherrif's deputies first heard the story of Mark Cunningham they knew they had to help out.

House Shot Up in Sterling, Virginia

A house was shot up overnight on a quiet street in Virginia.

4th Case of Measles Confirmed in Maryland, Health Dept. Says

The case is the fourth to emerge this month and the third this week.

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EF0 Tornado Touched Down Near Reston During Severe Storms

Weather officials confirmed a tornado touched down in Reston, Virginia, Friday night, damaging trees in the area.

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Police: Man Driving Stolen Van Strikes, Kills Bicyclist

A bicyclist was fatally struck by a vehicle late Friday morning in the 1200 block of Florida Avenue NE.