A continuing series about awesome social distance activities in DC to keep you entertained during the outbreak and inspired to keep daydreaming about your next adventure in the Nation's capital.
So, you want to get outside to enjoy the weather for the long Memorial Day weekend but still avoid crowds of people, Well, unfortunately, you can cross Meridian Hill Park off the list.
But we've curated some less-populated options for you to enjoy. Here are eight less well-known parks, gardens, and green spaces in DC–we mostly skipped more obvious “hidden gems” like the National Arboretum in favor of less-visited, but still lovely, spaces.
So pack a picnic and get out there and enjoy nature in (relative) solitude! Remember to wear a mask and social distance. Let's be safe out there.
Because NYE bar parties are overrated
There evidently was a meeting where it was decided the Great Gatsby and casino night are the official themes of every New Year's Eve party until the end of time? If you're tired of the "been there, done that" bar and party scene, there are some great alternatives to tie up 2019 with a bow and kick off a new decade.
From outdoor recreation to a night of live music and dazzling lights there's something for everyone, whether you're ringing in 2020 solo or with a crew. Some events do require having tickets in advance, but there are a few you can just show up to.
Tis the season to shop local and shop small
It's the holiday season
And Santa Claus is coming round
The christmas snow is white on the ground
When old Santa gets into town. . .
Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit like shopping and eating. But fighting traffic and spending hours wandering from store to store in search of the perfect gift, only to go home virtually empty-handed without anyone crossed off your list can turn anyone into a Scrooge. Sure, there’s online shopping, but scrolling through websites doesn’t exactly put you in the holiday spirit.
This year, ditch your normal shopping routine, and visit one of DC’s holiday markets with one-of-a-kind items, entertainment, and tasty goodies to help fuel your day of browsing.
Let's go shopping!
Some people look forward to eating and falling asleep with a game or Netflix movie on TV after their Thanksgiving feast. But not everyone is eager to stay in--call it the white meat vs. dark meat dilemma. Whichever you prefer, there are plenty of happenings for singles, couples, besties and families to indulge in during the break.
Zombies, drag queens, haunted houses and more--there's something for everyone, even your pups, to have a wicked good time!
Looking for a spooky good time on Halloween? There are plenty of thing that go bump in the night to thrill and frighten in DC.
Check out some of these frightfully fun ways to celebrate! Be careful though, you never know what might spirits might awaken . . .
Outdoor movies. Music and arts festival. Roller skating. Wineries and distillers. End of summer staycation or Capital City getaway, there's plenty to keep you entertained all three days of the long weekend!!
Celebrate Labor Day and the last weekend of the summer with free outdoor events, festivals and cultural experiences in the nation’s capital that are a little outside the norm. After all, you have a long weekend, so better make the most of it!
1. End summer on a high note at the Labor Day Capitol Concert
The annual Labor Day Capitol Concert takes place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. This free music event kicks off the beginning of the Kennedy Center's performing arts season, and features patriotic classics.
2. Go sunset schooner sailing on the Potomac River
Enjoy a sunset sail aboard the American Spirit and get a unique and relaxing view of the city from the deck of a classic-rigged 65-foot sailing ship. Pack a picnic and watch the sun and your cares slip away.
3. Get a preview of dozens of plays at Page-to-Stage
Enjoy free performances from 60 DC-area theater companies at the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival (Aug 31 - Sep 2). Now entering its 18th year, the theatrical event boasts readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals in development by local, regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers—some with scripts in hand, others almost fully staged. Seating begins 30 minutes before each play, but it’s a good idea to arrive early.
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.
There’s no other place like Washington, DC for the Fourth of July! Whether you're looking to celebrate with a bang or something more low-key, check out these entertaining, and FREE, ways to have a blast this Independence Day!
So, have no plans for Memorial Day weekend and you don't know what to do with yourself. No worries, we've got you covered with a list of 10 last-minute ideas. From national parks to waterfronts and outdoor concerts, here's where to have a great weekend!
There's no excuse for traditional gifts like chocolates and roses when you're living in DC, one of the liveliest, busiest, most interesting spots on Earth. Whether you're dating, a couple or an adventurous group, switch up the routine, and fall in love with doing something different.
From romantic igloos and a Bowie tribute, chocolate and cocktail-making classes, to playtime with play dough, our guide of 18 non-traditional events will make a Valentine’s Day worthy of envy.