1. You get to enjoy all four seasons.
It may get humid in the summer and freezing in the winter but you’re never bored with the weather here in DC. And when the trees start to turn golden red during the fall and the cherry blossoms peak in the spring, there’s nothing better.
2. So. Much. Free. Stuff.
There is always something free and fun to do in Washington DC. No matter what you’re interested in, you can find an event, attraction or experience and often, they are free.
3. There's lots of sports to watch (even if they're not great).
There’s a funny thing about Washington DC sports, we’re often not very good. But somehow that bonds and we have a sports team for almost every professional sport: football, basketball, hockey, baseball, and soccer.
4. You can escape to the outdoors when you need to.
You may be in the city but you’re just a hop, skip, and a jump away (or a quick drive) from gorgeous nature trails, lakes, rivers and parks in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.
5. The delicious food
The culinary scene of DC is out of this world. We have every type of food you can imagine from every price point.
6. There is every type of art available.
You can have a classical night at the Kennedy Center or party on down at the 9:30 club. There are theaters, museums, art galleries, and more culture than you could imagine.
7. The views are out of this world.
Washington DC has building height restrictions so you can almost always see the skylines. But even more than that, between the monuments, memorials, charming neighborhoods, magnificent architecture, and gorgeous greenery, there’s always a picture perfect view in Washington DC.
8. It's insanely healthy.
Forbes recently named Washington DC has the second healthiest city in the country. This bike friendly, jogging friendly city has plenty of healthy food options and exercise options to keep you in shape.
9. The diversity
Washington DC is a melting pot. There are people from all walks of life and all parts of the world that come to DC and make it their home.
10. The heart of the country
Washington DC is where monumental decisions and laws are made and where leaders gather to govern our country. You can intensely feel the pulse of the city during memorable times in our history.