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Travel News from Washington, DC May 2007

Here's your latest look at what's new and what's coming soon in the nation's capital. We've brought back our Summer FREEdom Savings promotion, giving you hot deals on warm weather getaways. Fall is just around the corner, and DC is preparing to welcome new attractions like the Newseum and the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Harman Center, plus blockbuster exhibitions and special events.

Please bookmark our online pressroom for all the latest story ideas and travel updates from Washington, DC. You'll also find an online image gallery to complement your coverage.

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Non-Partisan News

Non-partisan news

  • Summer FREEdom Packages: WCTC's Summer FREEdom Savings promotion helps travelers discover the "DC you want to see" with insider tips, themed itineraries and hotel rates starting at just $109 per night.
  • A Fabulous July Fourth: Set off some fireworks of your own with a lavish July 4th experience in the nation's capital. Book a sumptuous package at a historic hotel with a view or climb aboard a Presidential yacht for an Independence Day you'll never forget.
  • Looking Ahead: Fall Preview: New attractions, anniversary celebrations and blockbuster exhibitions await DC's fall visitors.
  • Duke Ellington Jazz Festival Returns: Jazz fans flock to the District for this annual festival, a tribute to one of the city's favorite sons.
  • Summer/Fall Festivals and Events: From movies on the Mall to cultural celebrations, there's always something happening here.

Capital Ideas in Washington DC

capital ideas


DC Dish

dc dish

  • Up on the Roof: Breathtaking views and evening breezes are served along with fantastic cuisine at these DC eateries with rooftop tables.
  • Restaurant Buzz: What's New : The District welcomes new casual bistros to downtown and Latin American flavors to Adams Morgan.
  • Mark Your Calendar: DC Restaurant Week: The summer tradition returns Aug. 6-12, serving up three-course lunches for $20.07 and dinner for $30.07.
  • DC Eateries Go "Green": DC restaurants are going beyond sustainable agriculture to do their part to help the environment.

Now Showing in Washington DC

now showing

  • Summer Theatre Round Up: Summer brings a mix of world premieres, experimental performances and classics to theatres in and around the
    District - plus the return of the Capital Fringe Festival.

Quick Tips

quick tips

  • Quick Tips: Click here for quick tips to help your readers plan their trips, along with other news you can use.

Photo Credits: DC Dish - Courtesy of Vidalia; Quick Tips - Courtesy of Bike The Sites.


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Media Relations Department

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