Whether you're a couch potato or adventure seeker, we've got you covered
February is the shortest month of the year (even in leap years, when it has 29 days instead of 28), but that doesn't mean there isn't lots to do in the city.
We've got a mix of virtual and in real life recommendations for every interest: There's skiing and tubing, virtual plays, hikes under the full moon, craft nights, Valentine's Day celebration ideas, ways to ring in the Chinese New Year, and more! Note: We've curated recommendations for ways to celebrate Black History Month in a separate post so be sure to check that out, too!
Bundle up, get out there and explore!
A new year is the perfect time to set new intentions and grab the opportunity to try new things!
Whether you plan to connect with nature, chill and watch a film festival, or checking out the latest event at Victura Park, we've curated a list of 20+ things to do (virtual and in-person) that will keep you busy all month long.
'Tis the season to be jolly
We doubt many people are looking forward to the ubiquitous Zoom holiday office party this year. But the fun of the holidays is far from lost, and there are plenty of events around the DC area to be dazzled by Christmas light displays, show off your spirit, drink themed cocktails and shop small for everyone on your holiday list.
This is our favorite-est time of year, so we're gifting you with our biggest list yet of virtual and in-person winter activities to celebrate the season. There's something for all ages!
On the menu: feast, rest, fun!
After you sleep off the post-Thanksgiving dinner food coma, stuff your holiday weekend with these things to do from a Christmas pop-up bar to drive-in movies and more. Here are our 10 suggestions of some of the best activities to do after your turkey-filled feast.
Words, words, glorious words!
Music. TV and movies. Social media. Talking with friends. Words are all around us every day, in one form or another. But we don’t really ever stop and think about the origin of the words and language we use, do we?
The newly opened Planet Word museum aims to change that.
The interactive museum fills three floors of the historic Franklin School with games, touch screens and video screens to help visitors explore the origins and evolution of languages, and to play with words by reading, singing and speaking.
In this museum-saturated city, Planet Word delivers something new.
Stay and wander, and wear a mask!
We're in that seasonal sweet spot where it's nice enough to spend time outside and anticipate the coming wintertime activities--it's the best of both worlds!
November is stuffed with indoor and outdoor things to do for adults and kiddos, from dinosaurs roaring into RFK Stadium to Insta-worthy apres ski events, Black-owned restaurant week, and a Christmas bar popping up in Adams Morgan, and more! We've done the planning for you and curated the best-of-the-best events that will keep you busy throughout the entire month.
This has been a year like no other, and by all accounts, it will be an election night like no other. But first things first, you've got to make sure to VOTE on Election Day if you haven't already completed early voting or mailed in your ballot. It's the one thing you can control right now.
For some, the historic event is going to be an irresistible chance to scroll through Twitter, light up group chats and leave the news humming in the background on a TV. But for others, it’s the perfect opportunity to practice some self-care instead of stressing out for hours, or maybe even days.
If you're part of the "wake me when it's over" crowd, we've compiled some suggestions that can hopefully help distract you from Election Day (or beyond) anxiety.
Fun and (mostly!) free ideas to get you out and about!
We love DC, but to be honest, our commitment is tested during the heat and humidity of its infamous summers, ugh. So we rejoice when temperatures start to dip and a cup of PSL becomes a standard accessory.
There's always a lot to do in the District and it's even better in the fall! From ghosts and ghouls, reopened museums, pop-up wineries and colorful murals, we've rounded up some of the best things to do right now, whether you're a local or just visiting.
If you're sick of just about everything on Netflix, you're in luck. DC’s museums, gardens, art galleries and cultural institutions are starting to re-open! Be aware--many places are requiring visitors to reserve timed-entry passes to aid social distancing measures, and masks are always a must. But that's to be expected in this "new normal."
So, ready for some summertime fun in the city? Take a look at our handy guide to see what’s currently open!
Part of the "Awesome People You Should Know in DC" series
Find travel inspiration and discover new wonders for your adventures in DC as some of the city's movers, shakers, explorers and creatives share ow they're staying busy during the quarantine and what they're looking forward to once the restrictions lift.
DC-native Solia Bickersteth is a rising pop phenom who released her debut EP Fast Cars & Midnight earlier this year. She embodies DC's long-standing DIY music tradition, writing, playing all the instruments and producing her own music. As a singer-songwriter, Solia finds inspiration from personal experiences.
Check out a sample of her music on our "DC Sounds Like This" Spotify playlist.
She says, "My goal as a songwriter is to tell stories and so through the voices of these women I’m speaking through in the show, I”m telling stories." Through her journey producing two other releases and writing her first play for the Capital Fringe Festival a couple of years ago, she has found the value in letting go and being open to new experiences.
Naturally, being able to enjoy live music again at 9:30 Club tops her wish list for post-COVID activities, but she encourages people to explore DC beyond the popular hotspots:
Follow Solia @iamsolia for updates about releases, videos and events.
Curious? There's more!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it