Celebrate in-person or at home!
The great irony of New Year’s Eve 2020, though, is that there’s never been a year to which we’re more excited to bid farewell, and yet, we can’t celebrate its departure in the all-out, stay-up-until-sunrise, shutdown-the-dancefloor way we otherwise might.
But just as we adapted Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are plenty of options for bidding good riddance to this crazy year. Here’s a mix of virtual and in-person ways to spend New Year’s Eve and, at last, welcome 2021. Huzzah!
There's "no place like home for the holidays" will have definitely new meaning this year. But that doesn't mean we have to miss out on seasonal entertainment. In fact, ticking the box on all the music performances and plays on our holiday wish list is easier than ever thanks to a slew of virtual programs.
We've curated some of the best holiday classics and newcomers for you to enjoy, so gather your pod, light a fire in the hearth and pour mug of cocoa or mulled wine, and be of good cheer as you enjoy your selections at home. Your clicks and attention helps local performers and venues at the same time, and that's definitely the best gift of all!
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.
This is our absolute favorite time of the year!
The holidays will be a bit different this year but nothing beats the sparkle, twinkle and glow of the season! From winter igloos, popup holiday markets, magnificent Christmas lights and storefront displays, "Panda Paws" and legendary yetis (yes, yetis), and other holiday adventures, there's a lot for holiday-lovers to enjoy in the nation's capitol.
Available for download, our specially curated holiday itineraries and guides have all the tips and suggestions to help you experience the wonder of the season and discover can't-miss attractions to add to your 2020 winter to-do list. Relax and cross activity planning off your list with inspiration right at your fingertips:
Choose your holiday adventure, download a guide or itinerary and enjoy a stress-free festive season! And feel free to contact us to design a custom holiday experience in DC just for you, 100% from scratch.
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We Might Be Waiting For Election Results For Awhile, So You Might As Well Take a Break and Go Outside
Waiting is never easy, especially this election season. While you may be considering eating and drinking your feelings away, you could channel your anxiety into a relaxing walk and find joy in nature instead. Here are some outdoor spots in DC to take a break from, well everything.
No tricks, just treats--we've done all the spooky planning for you!
Thanks to the pandemic, trick or treating in DC is cancelled this year, but the spirit of Halloween is still alive and well!
Between teaching the kids at home and non-stop Zoom calls, you have enough on your plate, so we've done all the funtivities planning for you.
Starting with spooky-themed pottery painting at All Fired Up and pumpkin treats at Firehook Bakery in Capitol Hill, we've curated a fun-filled day for you and the kiddos!
Download the FREE Mini Caravan itinerary below.
Need more ideas for Halloween or just a regular weekday? Contact us to design a custom itinerary just for you!
Curious? There's more!
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.
Get in the spirit!
From real-life haunted houses (allegedly) to fright night movie fests and watching the dead come alive to tell their ghoulish tales, Halloween events in DC offer something from everyone. We’ve rounded up a mix of frighteningly fun things to do that will get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Boo!
Did someone say cider doughnuts? Get ready for this fall tradition with corn mazes, hayrides and more!
You can feel it in the air . . . fall is almost here!
It's absolutely my favorite season! I LOVE the changing leaves, the return of pumpkin spice everything and the falling temperatures. I'm sooo over DC’s heat and humidity. I also have very fond memories of visiting my godfather in Michigan and picking pumpkins and crisp, delicious apples at a neighboring farm.
Luckily, you don’t have to go all the way to Michigan to experience this fabulous fall tradition. You can find plenty of pumpkins and apples at the always incredible Eastern Market or one of the many local farmers markets, but there are many legit farms within driving distance where you can pick your own pumpkins and apples for a real-deal farm experience.
Whether you're looking for a family-friendly experience with hayrides and other bells and whistles, or a no frills farm visit, you'll find the perfect one to visit from the six we've scouted.
Did we forget your favorite? Let us know!
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!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it