Summer Highlights

Day Trips

Day Trips

Being in the District can be great, but here are some fantastic day trips for the inner adventurer in each of us. Baltimore, Maryland Approximately 45 miles from D.C. Just a MARC train away from Washington, Baltimore is one of the nation’s biggest seaports and a center of scholarly study.[Read More…]

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Summer Music

Summer Music

Not sure where to start with your summer playlist? Have no fear. The next few months promise to bring a variety of new music from your favorite artists as well as a few need-to-know newbies. Rock Desire a contemporary spin on this classic genre? Check out these two groups who[Read More…]

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A Day in Adams Morgan

With the D.C. summer comes time to explore the District that’s hard to come by during the year. From drag brunches to vintage shopping, swing dancing to Peruvian food, Adams Morgan offers some of the summer’s highlights. Brunch Any good day out in Washington, D.C., requires starting off with a[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
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Washington Monument Reopens

The Washington Monument, one of D.C.’s most prominent landmarks, reopened Monday after closing for repairs in August 2011. Of the current student body, only seniors arrived on the Hilltop before the monument closed, and its reopening coincides with their graduation. The monument required repairs following the Aug. 23, 2011, East[Read More…]

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Festivals

Whatever your interests, D.C. has a festival that is sure to make your summer all the more entertaining. Smithsonian Folklife Festival WHEN: June 25-29 and July 2-6, 11 a.m. WHERE: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Price: Free INFO: festival.si.edu The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has been voted the top tourist event in[Read More…]

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Exhibits

Don’t miss some of the most exciting temporary exhibits at D.C. museums this summer. Degas/Cassatt National Gallery of Art — West Building Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW In the late 19th century, Mary Cassatt left her native America to join the burgeoning impressionist movement in France, meeting Edgar Degas[Read More…]

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Brixton on U St.

Bars

The Argonaut 1433 H St. NE Atmosphere: Trivia/Game Bar $$$$ Tucked away at the end of H Street, this bar is perfect for brunch, happy hour or an evening out with friends. Trivia night is especially fun, but you can up the ante with a different theme every night of[Read More…]

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Desperados Burgers & Bar

Restaurants

No one can deny that D.C. is a great place for eating out. Here’s a guide to where to get the best tastes the District has to offer. Brunch Bites Belga Café $$$$ 514 Eighth St. SE Belga Café, conceptualized by native Belgian and award-winning chef Bart Vandaele, is modeled[Read More…]

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“Tammy,” starring Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy, is sure to be hilariously funny.

Summer Movies

Now that summer has finally arrived, there is the inevitable influx of a wide range of new movies, none of which should be missed. This summer, get out of the heat and take the time to see one of the many big-screen book adaptations, or one of the hilariously outrageous[Read More…]

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Summer Music

Sam Smith: ‘In the Lonely Hour’ Though Sam Smith has been on the music scene for approximately two years in England, he was relatively unknown in the United States until his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” on March 29. His style blends diverse pure soul and alternative influences. He won[Read More…]