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!
Like dessert after a great meal, fireworks are the best part of any Fourth of July celebration.
If you want to have a great time watching the bombastic light show, avoid the National Mall and instead check out our picks for some of the best off-the-beaten path spots to where you can watch the big explosive display.
July starts off with a bang but there's still plenty of awesome things to get excited about throughout the entire month. From star spangled celebrations to a high-end nightclub at Kennedy Center, outdoor art installations and a pop-up cocktail garden, we've compiled 20+ can't miss activities you'll want to have on your summer to-do list.
If you're interested in more local adventures, make sure to check out our DC-focused content or contact us to custom-design your DC experience.
It's summertime summertime sum sum summertime! Even though some things will still look a bit different this year, we can't wait to welcome back many of the normal summertime activities with open (vaccinated) arms.
Museums have already started to reopen and there's even more to look forward to this month. There's pride celebrations, a ton of outdoor and drive-in movies, theatre under the stars, live music (thank GOD!), waterfront yoga, bourbon tastings, craft beer, and more! We've compiled a mix of more than 20 virtual and in-person activities to kick-off your summer!
Skip the whole Netflix and chill thing this spring. What's more fun than enjoying an old American pastime: drive-in and outdoor movies? It's the perfect opportunity to get out of the house, enjoy some snacks and maintain social distance.
Drive-in movies have proved to be popular and are slowly starting to return this season. We've gathered the ones that have been announced so far, but it's early days and more outdoor movie screenings are sure to pop up like popcorn (ba-dum ching!).
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.
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Looking for some creative, last minute ideas to spice up your date night for Valentine's Day? You're in luck!
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we came up with a few unexpected and totally fun date night ideas. Check out all our unexpected date ideas below!
P.S. These don’t have to be only for Valentine’s Day. You can also use this as a go-to list for excuses for a date night.
Celebrate Black history every day
Historian, scholar, and writer Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week, the precursor to Black History Month, from his rowhouse in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood in 1926. The home, owned by the National Park Service, is currently closed due to COVID (definitely worth a visit when it reopens) but you can pay a visit to the Carter G. Woodson Memorial located at 9th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW, which is a couple of blocks from his house.
We've put together several other ways to celebrate Black History Month this February and beyond. We've got recommendations for deep discussions and black love book clubs, walking tours and cultural breaks, and more.
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!
Two days! Just two more days until Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. The National Mall is closed and DC is practically on lock down for security reasons, but that doesn’t make the occasion any less a cause for celebration.
We're curated a mix of virtual and IRL things to do, and local food and drink specials for you to throw the best at-home inauguration party ever, so don your best red, white, and blue loungewear and nestle up on the couch and get ready to celebrate!
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There won't be any pomp and circumstance for this year's presidential inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris. Even the biggest political event of the year has been reimagined with the usual crowd-pleasing events going virtual. Which is just as well since the entire National Mall will be closed.
But it's not all bad news. The show must go on and there are a host of virtual inauguration events -- official and non-official -- that you can join from home to get in the spirit of the occasion and get a flavor of inaugurations past and present.
So make your Biden-Harris-themed food and drink picks, settle in to celebrate the triumph of democracy and a Twitter rant-free four years.
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