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Our Top Picks: Holiday Lights in Washington, DC


If you’re in DC this time of year, don’t miss out on our holiday lights and decorations! Here are our top 3 picks for holiday displays: 1lja2538                   1. National Christmas…

It’s Outdoor Movie Season!

Summer in DC always brings lots of tourists to the city. Of course they want to see the most famous sites, but many are also looking for a taste of the local scene. For tourists seeking out local flavor in DC this summer, there is no better activity than outdoor movies. Throughout the city, and…

History is for the Dogs


We posted a piece a while back about all the reasons to bring your pup to DC.  We just came across one more reason, and it’s the best so far! Now through June 28th, Mount Vernon is hosting a dog walking tour on Saturday mornings. You and your pooch can learn about history while hiking…

DC Gets a Little Funky


As a city of businessmen and politicians, DC has earned a reputation as a “nerd town” of sorts. You can expect at any given time to look out over a sea of pressed and starched shirts, pencil skirts, and neckties.  But even the squarest city needs to let loose every once in a while.. and…

Emanciption Day 2014


Today is Emancipation Day in Washington, DC, and the city has been gung-ho for this holiday for  more than a century. Being history – and DC-obsessed as we are – we wanted to find out exactly how Emancipation Day was celebrated on its first anniversary in 1863.  So we dug through our Evening Star records…

Smithsonian Sleepovers


Calling all kid detectives! The Smithsonian is hosting sleepovers at the National Museum of American History for children ages 8-12 on select dates May through August. And of course, no Smithsonian sleepover would be complete without mysteries to solve, crafts, games, and a film. Spots will definitely go fast, so get your tickets ASAP!

Truckeroo: A Monthly Event for Your Belly


Looking for a bite to eat today? Stop by Truckeroo, a monthly food truck event happening TODAY at Half and M Streets SE. It looks like there will be a wide variety of food truck nosh, from cupcakes to lobster to Korean and Cajun bites, and everything in between! Check out DCist’s weekend picks for…

A Great Show for A Great Cause


This weekend, DC Insider Tours headed to a neighborhood we don’t often get get to visit, H Street! Located in Northeast DC, just east of Union Station, H Street is in the middle of a revival. Efforts are being made to restore it to its former popularity, replacing boarded-up shops with bustling boutiques, eateries, and…

The Best Way to Pretend it’s Warm!


We’ve always regarded the U.S. Botanic Gardens as a must-see in Washington in the winter.  Walking into the heated greenhouse into a sea of flowers and plants is the best cure for cold-weather blues, and is sure to thaw you out even after lengthy snow and ice spells like we’ve been having. Things are about…