Things to Do in Greater Washington

This page includes links to general guides, cultural events calendars, calendars of talks and discussions, professional sports team calendars, and dining guides. (Please scroll down.)

General Guides

Cultural Tourism DC
Cultural Tourism DC publishes a weekly e-mail newsletter of activities in Washington, D.C.

Downtown DC – Washington DC Travel – A Guide to Washington, DC; Maryland and Virginia

The New York Times – Washington, DC Travel Guide

The Washington Post – Going Out Guide

District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Things To Do DC

We Love DC

DC By Foot (Free walking tours)

Cultural Events

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

National Symphony Orchestra

Washington National Opera

Wolf Trap

Shakespeare Theatre Company

National Gallery of Art

Corcoran Gallery of Art

The Phillips Collection

Folger Shakespeare Library

Goethe Institut Washington

Alliance Fran├žaise de Washington DC

Talks and Discussions

Smithsonian Institution

National Archives

Library of Congress


National Geographic Society

National Building Museum

International Spy Museum

Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse – Guest Speakers

The National Press Club

The Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

World Affairs Council

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Brookings Institution

Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

The Heritage Foundation

Cato Institute

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Center for American Progress

New America Foundation

United States Institute of Peace

National Endowment for Democracy

Asia Society

Atlantic Council

The Middle East Institute

Bipartisan Policy Center

Economic Policy Institute

Center for Global Development

Institute of World Politics

Institute for Policy Studies

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Urban Institute

Resources for the Future

National Economists Club

American Institute For Contemporary German Studies

Philosophical Society of Washington


Washington Nationals

Washington Redskins

Washington Wizards

Washington Capitals

D.C. United

Dining Guides

Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Guide

The Washington Post’s Restaurant Guide

Washingtonian Magazine’s Food and Dining Guide

WETA Guide to Neighborhood Eats

WETA Guide to Fine Dining

Urban Spoon

Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” Recommendations