Sunny days are ahead! The District comes alive in the summertime. From the festivals to the museums to the cocktails, D.C. know how to let loose. With loads of free summer activities and a year-round cultural scene, you’ll find the summer possibilities endless.
Walk your way through America’s Coolest City, with its abundant sidewalks, public parks, and miles of scenic trails. Saunter through Dupont Circle and stumble upon an adventure at any corner. Experience some of the world’s greatest landmarks at the National Mall, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Washington Monument, or sixty other underrated memorials and monuments [potential blog post]. In June, celebrate equality at the PRIDE Festival. Watch 4th of July Fireworks from The Rooftop (the best place to for a panoramic view) or dance your heart out at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. In Washington, D.C., with so many options at your fingertips, you can start and end your summer with a bang.
There are plenty of exciting summertime activities in Washington, D.C. that won’t cost you a thing. To help with your summer itinerary, we’ve compiled a list of places for your ultimate guide to summer in D.C. Live like a local at D.C.’s most loved annual events. The tans will fade, but the memories of your best summer ever will last forever!