How is it August already?! But no need to panic, there's still plenty of summer left and tons of amazing things to do as DC's reopening continues.
This month brings opera in the outfield, the return of a beloved indie music festival, a candlelight garden concert, yoga at an international embassy and a pop-up, interactive fashion fantasy. And that's just a sampler of what's ahead!
Spring has finally sprung in DC, bringing with it the promise of mild temperatures and easing COVID restrictions as more places start to reopen, hurray! We're totally ignoring the reappearance of the cicadas because, ick.
Whether you prefer hanging out indoors or outside, we've curated more than 20 activities to fill up your calendar this month. We've got aqua picnics, outdoor movies, art walks, experimental theatre, sneaker-filled and immersive, gallery-wide art installations, plus the latest reopened (and soon to be!) attractions. It's going to be a busy month; let's go!
If you're interested in more local adventures, make sure to check out our DMV-focused content or contact us to custom-design your DC experience.
DC's cherry blossom season is the perfect time to celebrate the pink-and-white blooms and learn about Japan and Japanese culture. Feeling inspired to plan your own Japan-inspired adventure? From cooking classes, sake, art and performances, bonsai and more, you can still get up close and personal with Japan even if you're not able to hop on a plane and travel there.
Check out our recommendations for ways to elevate this spring's cherry blossom viewing and experience Japanese culture right here in DC!
After what feels like an eternity of sleet, snow, and freezing temperatures, DC is starting to thaw out. Which means you can pause the "Bridgerton" binge and get off the sofa and get outside without multiple layers!
Need some motivation to put down the remote?
Here's what's coming up: The Cherry Blossom Festival returns, there's an underground art exhibit, a festival about language, a weekend celebration of International Women's Day, rare hip hop recordings, garden happy hours, and more! We're curated plenty of online options too if you're not quite ready to come out of hibernation.
With 20+ activities for every interest, see what's blooming in DC this month!
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.
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it