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

This Afternoon

Showers, mainly after 2pm. High near 65. Southeast wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


Showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 50. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.


Sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 6 to 11 mph.

Wednesday Night

Clear, with a low around 45. Light west wind.


Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 46.


Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.


Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.


A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

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

DC Woman Surprised by Neighbors on 100th Birthday

Pamela Stroman is turning 100 years old Tuesday and the neighborhood where she has lived for more than half her life has some big plans for her.

#FinishTheFight! Everything to Know About the Nats in the World Series

It's the first time the Nats franchise has ever gone onto the World Series and the first time DC will host since the 1930s

Photo Credit: Getty Images

3 Found Dead Inside Virginia Home After Barricade

A Fairfax County officer was injured Monday night as police responded to a suspected gunman who barricaded himself inside a home in Burke, Virginia, authorities say.

Md. Family Angry After Arrest Leaves Man Partially Paralyzed

A Prince George's County family is angry after a traffic stop gone wrong. Their loved one Demonte Ward-Blake is now paralyzed from the waist down. News4's Tracee Wilkins reports.

Suspect Wanted for 2 Bank Robberies in Rockville

A suspect is wanted for robbing two banks right off of Rockville Pike and escaping on a bicycle. Police say that investigators are "100 percent confident" that the same suspect hit both banks.

Teen Struck by MARC Train in Critical Condition

Medics took the juvenile to a hospital via medivac.

How to Find a DC Area House in Your Budget

People look at the cost of buying a home.

Nats Park Hosting Watch Parties for World Series Games 1 & 2

The Washington Nationals celebrate a series-clinching win in Game Four of the NLCS between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

20+ Businesses Damaged by Fire, Smoke in Fairfax Co.

More than 20 businesses were damaged in a four-alarm fire at the Belle View Shopping Center.

Woman, Boy Shot in Southeast DC: Police

A woman and a boy were shot Sunday night in Anacostia, D.C. police say.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

Virginia Priest Had Sexual Contact With Child: Diocese

Rev. Christopher Mould resigned from his post as pastor at St. Andrew the Apostle in Clifton, Virginia.

Man Hurt in Va. Hit-and-Run Was Going Home for Anniversary

Ahmed Allam was driving a three-wheeled motorcycle to Dulles International Airport when a car struck him, breaking nine of his ribs and causing other critical injuries. His wife told News4 he was on his way...

Chesapeake Semester Involves Students in Conservation

The Chesapeake Watershed Semester is training the next generation of conservationists. News4's Megan McGrath reports.

Finish the Fight: Your Guide to the Nats World Series

The Washington Nationals set off fireworks after the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on July 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Police Cruiser Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Fairfax County

A Fairfax County Police cruiser fatally struck a pedestrian early Sunday, Oct. 20.

Astros Win ALCS; Will Face Nationals in World Series

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, right, and starting pitcher Justin Verlander celebrate after winning Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Houston. The Astros won 6-4 to win the series 4-2.

Maryland Couple Died of Natural Causes in the Dominican Republic: FBI

The FBI agrees with authorities in the Dominican Republic: the deaths of two tourists from Prince George's county were due to natural causes. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

Marine Corps Marathon Inspires Woman's Healthier Lifestyle

Jennifer Smith is using the Marine Corps Marathon to motivate her healthy lifestyle.

Police Arrest Leaves Maryland Man Partly Paralyzed: Family

Demonte Ward-Blake in an undated photo provided by his family.

Nats Superfan, 98, Will Finally See the World Series in DC

Lorenzo Crowe, 98, has attended almost every Nationals game in Washington and has become a minor celebrity at Nats Park. This year, his one wish for Washington to host the World Series is finally coming true.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

Prince George's Officials Address Arrest that Left Man Injured

A 24-year-old man was left partially paralyzed as a result of injuries he suffered when Prince George's County police were arresting him during a traffic stop, his family said Friday.

Man Stabs 8-Year-Old Daughter and Her Mother in Virginia: PD

Police arrested a Woodbridge man in the stabbing of his daughter and her mother on Friday night.

Widespread Rain Showers Soak DC Sunday

Commuters pass through the day as rain showers pass through the area on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the Nats?

The Washington Nationals celebrate advancing to the World Series after Game Four of the NLCS between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

FBI: No Foul Play in Deaths of American Tourists in DR

From left to right: Miranda Schaup Werner, Cynthia Day and Nathaniel Holmes.

A Woman's Inspirational Journey to the Marine Corps Marathon

A Silver Spring woman talks about her journey to the Marine Corps Marathon. Aimee Cho reports.

Access Youth Changing the Lives of DC Students

A program is helping to end the school-to-prison pipeline through early intervention. To learn more, visitaccessyouthinc.org. Leon Harris reports.

Neighbors Displaced by Apartment Complex Fire

Dozens of neighbors were displaced by a fire that ripped through an apartment complex in Beltsville. Tracee Wilkins reports.

Teens Explain to Senator Why Vaping is So Popular

Teenagers at a Virginia middle school held a roundtable to explain to Sen. Tim Kaine and parents in the room what makes vaping so popular and share ideas about prevention.

Judge Lifts Hurdle to DC Sports Betting

A judge's move to throw out a temporary restraining order has paved the way for the District to move forward with a payment to Intralock, the company that got the bid for the city's sport betting app.

It's Here: First Fall Frost Advisory is Saturday Morning

Western Virginia and central Maryland counties can expect a frost advisory, while northeastern Virginia and the Maryland panhandle are under a freeze warning.

Woman Pleads Guilty in Deadly Butt Injection Case

Donna Francis appears in court on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Students Demand DC Council Do More to Prevent Teen Deaths

At a rally at Anacostia High School Friday, students gathered to demand that the D.C. Council start taking action to curb violence against their classmates.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

'More Than Pink' Movement For Breast Cancer Fundraising

News4's Molette Green visited Clarksburg Premium Outlets, which is partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fight breast cancer. Here's more information.

19-Year-Old Killed in BW Parkway Crash

One person was killed and two were seriously injured Monday in a crash on the BW Parkway.

National Zoo Panda Bei Bei Will Move to China in November

Bei Bei, a male giant panda cub, climbs a tree in his enclosure at the National Zoo Aug. 24, 2016.