From distillery tours and tastings to museum visit and more, hop on the trail in the nation’s capital. The Mid-Atlantic region serves as the birthplace of American whiskey and its story is as complex as the distilled rye the area has produced. Whether you want to delve into George Washington’s role in the Whiskey Rebellion or mix it up with the District’s crop of craft distillers, the Whiskey Rebellion Trail in DC blazes the way.
Experience the power of the page at this annual end-of-summer festival in the nation’s capital. Every year, the Library of Congress hosts the National Book Festival, a free celebration of all things books, from authors to readings to hardcovers. Join fellow lovers of the written word this Labor Day weekend on Aug. 31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and you’ll find the following activities that are sure to make your literary heart sing. Remember to share your experiences on social media using #NatBookFest!
Pair Instagram-worthy views with a cool drink and delicious bites at the best Washington, DC rooftop bars and restaurants. It’s always the right time to head out on the town, find the nearest rooftop bar and order up your favorite cocktail or draft beer. During happy hour or any hour, feel the breeze and ease back at these District locales that have set up shop up top for your warm-weather pleasure
The best way to do Washington, DC for free, thanks to these no-admission museums on the National Mall. To go with its monuments and memorials, the National Mall boasts an impressive lineup of free museums. Visitors should take advantage of the wide range of experiences on hand, from immersing themselves in classic art to marveling at the wonders of aviation and our natural world. Let your wallet breathe and explore these free museums during your next trip to the nation’s capital
Celebrate summer’s last big weekend with free events, outdoor activities and cultural experiences in the nation’s capital. We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans. Close out your summer in Washington, DC with the best activities, events and things to do. Here are 20 ways to make the trip a memorable one, from waterfront activities and interactive museum exhibits for the whole family to a free concert on the National Mall and so much more
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