Top 10 Things To Do in DC Summer 2019

Whether you’re a visitor or a resident with family and friends coming to town, the Washington DC area has attractions and activities to suit everyone. We’ve put together the Top 10 activities you should do this summer in the nation’s capital, but you can also visit for a more comprehensive guide!

    1. Sample award-winning wines on a Virginia winery tour
      Join one of our public Virginia winery tours to two scenic wineries every Saturday this summer or let us create a customized, private tour to the wineries of your choice in Virginia or Maryland.
    2. Discover new foodie finds 
      Food halls are the latest trend in the dining world, and you’ll find many to choose from throughout the DC region. Eater has a great map of area food halls, but one of the most popular is Union Market. For an outdoor experience, Smorgasburg DC – billed as the world’s largest weekly outdoor food market – opens every Saturday at Tingey Plaza in Navy Yard.
    3. Check out the new Spy Museum
      The International Spy Museum has opened anew at L’Enfant Plaza, drawing back the curtain from the shadowy espionage world. Featuring interactive exhibitions and installations, the foremost collection of spy artifacts in the world, and first-person accounts from top intelligence officers and experts. Click here for details and ticket info.
    4. Sip local craft beer on a DC brewery tour
      The craft brew scene is hopping throughout the DC area and beyond, from Loudoun County, VA, to Frederick, MD, to Baltimore, where you can visit the first Guinness brewery in the USA since 1954. Want to learn more about the history of beer in the nation’s capital? Heurich House offers hourlong tours Thursday through Saturday. As one of the first DC brewery tour operators in the region, our experience and commitment to customer service ensures you and your group can enjoy  your tour worry-free. Click here for more information.
    5. Catch Disney’s Aladdin on Stage at The Kennedy Center
      The hit Broadway musical comes from the producer of The Lion King and showcases this cinematic classic on stage with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. Click here for details and tickets.
    6. Get tickets to the Citi Open
      A DC summer sporting tradition, Rock Creek Park Tennis Center hosts international tennis stars who will battle in front of thousands of fans July 27-Aug. 4. The lineup features global talents including Gael Monfils, Kei Nishikori and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the men’s field and Sloane Stephens and Bianca Andreescu in the women’s field. For details and tickets, click here.
    7. Dig the new dinosaur exhibit
      The National Museum of Natural History  houses a new 31,000-square-foot fossil hall where you’re transported to ancient ecosystems, navigate through the evolution of life across billions of years and encounter roughly 700 fossil specimens along the way, including a jaw-dropping, lifelike T-rex and a woolly mammoth. Click here for more information.
    8. Get on my front lawn 
      The National Building Museum’s Lawn exhibit recreates summertime experiences in the Great Hall, offering a green expanse and interactive hammocks with built-in speakers that play summertime stories, a scaffolding tower that provides amazing views of the museum and communal areas for lounging. Events include movie nights, yoga and even meditation. Click here to get tickets.
    9. Enjoy a concert under the stars
      You may not be able to score tickets to Sting’s August shows but Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts has a full calendar of  performances at the Filene Center including Reba McEntire, Lyle Lovett, Sarah McLachlan, Ringo Starr, Tony Bennett, Lenny Kravitz and more. Click here for the calendar listing.
    10. Tour the Monuments 
      August in the nation’s capital is often very humid, and the best way to take a sightseeing tour of the nation’s capital is in an air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver who can tell you the facts and stories behind DC’s historic landmarks. Click here to find out more about our DC Sightseeing Tours.



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