The upcoming winter season may have us missing the sunkissed days of summer, but DC has plenty of things to do, regardless of weather. From seeing our championship-winning local sports teams, to checking out the best museums in the country, shopping and more, these are the best indoor activities in Washington DC.

Washington Capitals & Wizards Games

The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals are one of the most exciting draws for winter fun in Washington, DC. They also share their home arena with the Wizards basketball franchise, which also draws large, enthusiastic crowds throughout the winter season.

Capital One Arena. 601 F St. NW

Museum Hopping

With the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art and a number of other distinguished cultural institutions, Washington, DC is a great place to go museum hopping. Well heated, and equipped with new exhibitions, local museums offer a nice respite from the winter cold.

Historic Sights Near Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill and the neighboring National Mall act as home to some of the most historic landmarks in the city and country. Check out The Library of Congress, Supreme Court, and other historic attractions in the area when visiting this winter.

Go Shopping

Capitol Hill and Washington, DC is home to a number of fun shops to visit with friends and family this winter. For tips on shopping hubs like Union Station and Eastern Market Flea, check out our guide to shopping in DC.

Food Overload

Washington, DC is one of the best foodie destinations in the United States, which makes local restaurants great for winter escapes. You can dine casually and find an amazing meal, or you can splurge on an indulgent night out. To treat yourself to a special night out, try out one of the establishments listed on our breakdown of DC’s Best Tasting Menus.