Washington DC hits top gear in the summer months. When the season is in full swing, tourists and natives get to hang out in venues and watch hot ticket events with a large gathering of sports enthusiasts. If you are planning for a trip to Washington DC this July-August, take a note of the best things to do here during these months.
MLB All-Star Game
This one slated for July 17 is going to be exciting for the fans of the American baseball. As the name implies, the All-Star Game is a yearly exhibition match that brings together the best talents from American League and National League, which includes the MLB.
The history of the match nicknamed “Midsummer Classic” trace back to early 1930’s, and the last time it was played in the District was way back in the summer of ‘69, not to be mistaken with the Bryan Adams song. This time, it is going to set the stage on fire on Nationals Park, so it is your chance to watch the stars and budding talents of baseball when on private tours Washington DC.
DC United Face-Off with Vancouver Whitecaps
The local professional soccer club in the District is set to take on the Canadian team from Vancouver, which participates in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference, on July 14 at the Audi Field. This match will officially launch DC United’s home stadium, which has the capacity to host 20,000 fans and has a mixed-use residential and retail space on site. This means, not just the opening game, but also year-round events in the stadium, are going to exciting for natives and tourists.
Of course, there is also a tennis tournament cum summertime sporting tradition to be held at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center from July 28 to August 05, 2018. This will mark 50 years since the first time the tournament was held, although earlier competitions were named differently to this. International tennis players will battle it out for the coveted trophy during the weeklong tournament this year, and it is surely going to be a treat for all.
Men stars competing in Citi Open include the likes of Alexander Zverev and John Isner, while the women stars include Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, who is the reigning champion of Australian Open, and former World Number One in Women’s Tennis. Her presence adds to the glitterati of the event, so do not miss it when on tours of Washington DC.