Washington, D.C. is a young, vibrant and diverse city that ranks as one of the best to live in the nation. As of the large metropolitan areas in the U.S. there is no shortage of things to do and places to explore.
Sports & the Outdoors
D.C. is home to the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals and the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals as well as professional football, basketball, and soccer teams. For those that prefer collegiate sports, the Georgetown Hoyas are right in our backyard.
D.C. has one of the best park systems in the country with spaces including Rock Creek Park, the National Mall, Meridian Hill Park, and the National Arboretum. Beyond D.C., some of our favorite places to get outdoors are the Chesapeake Bay and Shenandoah National Park, which are an hour or two away and make excellent day trips or weekend getaways.
The D.C. food scene is incredible and features a mix of Michelin Star restaurants, food trucks, pop-ups, craft breweries, farmer’s markets, food halls, cupcake shops, wine bars and everything in between.
Arts & Culture
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is just one of several theaters in the district and is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera and the National Ballet. In addition, there are several concert venues within and around the district for every type of music lover including the Anthem, the 9:30 Club, and Merriweather Post Pavilion. In addition to the Smithsonian Institution’s free museums, D.C. is home to many private museums including the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Newseum.
Getting around and out of D.C.
Most residents travel to and from work by car. When going elsewhere, we often travel D.C. on foot or via bike, scooter or metro. D.C. is one of the most walkable cities in the U.S.
D.C. is an easy city to get in and out of with Washington National Airport located 5 miles from downtown D.C., which is easily accessible by car and metro. With Dulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington International Airport nearby, D.C. is a great city for people who love to travel. Additionally, Union Station is a train station located in the heart of D.C.,which makes Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City easily accessible for weekend trips.