Summer is one of the best seasons to travel to Washington DC as the city transforms into a vibrant scene of events, culture and gastronomy.

From impressive fireworks to music and food festivals, the United States capital offers a wide variety of activities that promise travelers an incredible experience.

So, on this occasion, we share with you some activities that you can do in this city during the summer.

Watch the Fireworks

Independence Day is celebrated in the United States on July 4, one of the most important holidays in the country, and Washington DC is no exception.

During the night of the Fourth of July, the sky is illuminated by fireworks with iconic monuments and memorials in the background.

Among the most popular places to enjoy this show are the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.

Sintoniza ‘A Capitol Fourth’

Another Fourth of July tradition is the “A Capitol Fourth” concert, a star-studded event that airs live on PBS and is also open to the public.

This concert starts at 8:00 p.m. and brings together some of the best musical talents in the country. It is recommended to arrive early to ensure a good spot.

On the official A Capitol Fourth website you can find all the details of the event.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklore Festival is an annual tribute to various international cultures held on the National Mall; and this year it will take place from June 29 to July 4 and from July 6 to 9.

The event is free and features craft displays, live music and cooking demonstrations. It is perfect for delving into different cultures and enjoying family activities in a unique environment.

DC JazzFest

DC JazzFest is an event that features a variety of national and local musicians at various venues around the city, including The Wharf.

Some concerts are free, although most require tickets.

This festival offers a stellar lineup and free shows, including Jazz Hop in historic Anacostia. If you like jazz, without a doubt this event is a great excuse to travel to Washington DC.

Delight in Summer Restaurant Week

Metropolitan Restaurant Week, or Summer Restaurant Week, is the ideal event for Fudis around the World,

It is celebrated from August 28 to September 3, and during these days restaurants throughout the Washington DC area offer three-course prix fixe menus for brunch, lunch and dinner.

This is a great way to explore some of the city’s trendiest and most sought-after restaurants and enjoy its delicious culinary scene.

Sail on a boat next to the monuments

If you want to live a unique experience, you can rent a kayak, canoe or paddle board to explore the iconic monuments from the water.

Boating in DC offers charters in Georgetown and the Capitol Riverfront, allowing you to embark on a self-guided adventure or join a guided tour.

Not only does this activity offer a different perspective on historical landmarks, but it is also a great way to exercise and watch birds.

Without a doubt, Washington DC is an excellent option to enjoy the summer. If you want to know more about what activities you can do, watch Alan’s videos around the world of this city.


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