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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…

Back in Action!

Today’s the day! As of 1pm today, following this morning’s ceremony, the Washington Monument has re-opened. And it’s about time.  It closed August 23, 2011 after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook up the city left it cracked in several places. Then, two weeks after the earthquake, Hurricane Irene stopped by and filled the Monument’s cracks…

Mother’s Day Brunch Recommendations

Nothing says “I love you” like waffles. And pancakes. And anything with syrup on it. So if you and your favorite mother figure are in the District on Sunday, take her to a brunch she’ll never forget. As self-proclaimed brunch connoisseurs, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite brunch spots perfect for Mother’s Day: Old…

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…

It’s a Bird.. It’s a Plane.. It’s….

Google’s self-driving car!  Keep your eyes open for this driver-less vehicle making it’s way autonomously around Washington.  And if you see it, be sure to send us a picture! Wondering why DC was chosen as the test city for this futuristic mode of transportation? We’re not.  DC is America’s guinea pig, and has been for…

Spring in the City

Peak cherry blossom bloom may have passed, but there’s no better time to visit DC than right now. Spring has come to Washington, and it is stunning.  The weather is pristine, the famous landscaping is bright and lush, and each day is longer than the last.  All of these things make springtime here a tourist’s…

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…

The Anniversary of a Momentous Occasion

75 years ago today, something truly amazing happened.  After being denied entrance to Constitution Hall by the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) because of her skin color, singer Marian Anderson put on the concert of a lifetime.  At the urging of Eleanor Roosevelt, Anderson took to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and sang…

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…

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