Whether you are interested in history, the arts, or sports Washington, D.C. has something for you.
Washington, D.C. and the surround areas are filled with sites of cultural, historical, and environmental significance. Take the time to explore them!
State and Local Parks
For more hiking ideas, visit local hikes.
The District of Columbia and many counties in the Virginia and Maryland suburbs have sports programs which provide drop-in athletics programs for adults. See the following links as a starter list:
FOR THE KIDS
Sign your child(ren) up for a team sport! Check leagues like Koa Sports for more information about seasonal opportunities. Local county websites (see above listing for sports) also offer children's sports activities.
FUN WITH PETS
Find dog parks, sitters, and animal supply stores on the following sites:
CONCERTS AND THEATERS
In addition to the many top-rate classical and popular concerts in the area, there are daily free concerts at the Kennedy Center (handily close to the Main State Department building) - no tickets required.
Many local choral, instrumental, and theater groups offer excellent performances. For more information, check your local paper or search for concerts in the Washington Post Going Out Guide. Also check the Washington Post or county park websites for free outdoor concerts in dozens of venues over the summer.
Enjoy anything from a local production to a Broadway show. You will find listings in newspapers or identify an interesting company through the League of Washington Theatres.
EVENT GUIDES AND SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES
WASHINGTON, D.C. CITY SITE
The Washington D.C. government site has helpful resources for its new (or returning) residents. Find information about schools, sports leagues, where to shop, and a calendar of city events on the City website.