Where® Marks 50 Years in Washington, D.C.

Magazine serves as the capital’s premier resource for travelers 

Washington, D.C. (May 12, 2015)—With the publication of its June 2015 issue, Where® celebrates a half-century of providing accurate and insightful travel information for visitors to Washington, D.C. 

In June 1965, with President Lyndon B. Johnson in the White House and the Senators at bat, Washington joined six other U.S. cities publishing Where magazines—New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit and Cleveland. The first cover featured Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews in the film version of “The Sound of Music,” playing at the now-shuttered Ontario Theatre on Columbia Road.

Over the decades, the magazine grew from a black-and-white weekly to a full-color monthly, and the Washington travel-media portfolio for Where expanded to include maps, the coffee table-style GuestBook, custom publications and digital content presented online at www.wheretraveler.com and in the supporting app (City Guides by Where Traveler for iOS). The magazine circulates 94,200 copies each month in top hotels around Washington, D.C., and is published by Morris Media Network.

Despite a half-century of change in Washington, the mission for Where has remained constant: to give travelers up-to-date tips on where to go and what to see in this fascinating city. To celebrate those 50 years of publishing, the June 2015 issue features a look back at 1960s D.C. and a celebration of other longtime businesses that still thrive today.