D.C. is the seat of power in the U.S. but it’s also home to some high-wattage fun. If you’re a fan of America’s pastime, take in a Washington Nationals or a Baltimore Orioles game. Or see the Redskins dominate the field. Prefer the sport of kings? Head to Pimlico Race Course to see genuine thoroughbreds run. For something a bit more refined, we suggest a night at The Kennedy Center or a performance of the Washington Ballet. If jazz is your thing, we bet you'd love a night at Blues Alley, the city's best-known supper club—or the chance to relax and listen to live jazz in our very own lobby.
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Washington Nationals (MLB)
Root, root, root for the home team when you’re here in town.
D.C. United (MLS)
The excitement on the pitch never stops when you see the D.C. United play.
Washington Wizards (NBA)
High-flying dunks and long range 3-pointers are not to be missed at the Verizon Center.
Washington Capitals (NHL)
Watch one of the hottest teams on ice.
Washington Mystics (WNBA)
Cheer as the first ladies of the court do what they do best.
Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Buy some peanuts and Cracker Jacks when you visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards, one of the first Major League ballparks in the country.
Baltimore Ravens (NFL)
The 2013 Super Bowl champs hope to continue crushing it in nearby Baltimore.
Pimlico Race Course
Visit Old Hilltop, home to the world-renowned Preakness Stakes and great thoroughbred racing action.
This historic theatre, which dates back to the 1860s, is used for various stage performances. It is also the site of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865.
The National Theatre
Operated by a private, nonprofit organization, The National Theatre houses a variety of live stage productions with seating for 1,705.
This performing arts venue was originally built as a 1920s movie palace and is now host to plays, musicals, dance and music performances.
Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger
The Folger Shakespeare Library houses an intimate indoor stage called the Elizabethan Theatre, which is regularly used for plays, concerts, readings, and educational programs. Designed to evoke the London inn yards where plays were staged in Shakespeare’s day, the theatre features striking rafters, multiple levels, and plaster and timber walls. Overhead, a floating cloth suggests the open sky.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Located on the Potomac River, this performing-arts center houses performances in ballet, jazz, chamber music, opera and much more.
The Washington Ballet was founded in 1976 by the great American ballet pioneer Mary Day and is considered one of the country’s finest ballet companies.
Old Ebbitt Grill
Old Ebbitt Grill has four full service bars (the Old Bar, the Oyster Bar, Grant's Bar and the Corner Bar) which all feature Clyde's Classic Cocktails, an extensive selection of wines by the glass, and knowledgeable bartenders dedicated to serving delicious drinks in a classic, relaxed atmosphere.
District 2 Bar & Grille
This neighborhood sports bar offers an upscale atmosphere located in both the Cathedral Heights and Glover Park neighborhoods. Enjoy your favorite beer at the bar or in our dining room, both within viewing range of one of 11 televisions. District 2's menu combines the gourmet flavors of fine dining with the unique flair of your favorite bar.
Mr. Henry's Restaurant
Mr. Henry’s Victorian Pub located on Capitol Hill offers a happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM with both food and drink specials. Sit and sip your beverage of choice in an elegant atmosphere, perfect for nightcaps and romantic evenings.
Blues Alley is considered the nation’s finest jazz and supper club and features delicious Creole specialties, refreshing cocktails and great music.
Madam's Organ Blues Bar & Soul Food Restaurant
Washington, D.C. has long been home to impressive jazz, R & B and blues music and Madam’s Organ Blues Bar & Soul Food Restaurant is the perfect destination to indulge in fine entertainment plus delicious food and drinks.