If there’s a quintessential winter activity, it is undoubtedly ice skating. Here in our nation’s capital, we have iconic riverside rinks and spaces decked out in holiday lights that transform into skating rinks for the winter.
So, to help you find the best place to lace up your skates, we’ve rounded up a few of the best ice skating rinks in DC.
Curious? There's more!
Bundle up and get going --adventures and a whole new year are in front of you!
If you’re looking for a healthy and refreshing w.ay to kick off 2023, how about enjoying the great outdoors with a “first day hike" (or walk if that's more your speed.)
Hundreds of free, guided hikes will be organized in all 50 states on New Year's Day for a "first day hike," but just because DC hasn't gained that elusive statehood stamp doesn't mean you have to miss out. Where there's a will, there's a way and there are plenty of great places to get out and enjoy a peaceful winter walk.
Of course, there's always Rock Creek Park, but let us introduce you to nine less obvious, but still awesome, places.
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!
Is it just us or did this summer just fly by?! The trees are already changing colors but that doesn't mean the good times are coming to an end.
Say good-bye to DC's sweltering heat and humidity and hello to cooler temperatures in which to take advantage of the abundance fall festivals and outdoor events taking place all over the District.
Here are some of this month's highlights: Capital Bop's NEXTfest, Adams Morgan Day, H Street Festival, NSO in Your Neighborhood, Opera in the Outfield, DC Fiesta, and so much more.
So grab your favorite pumpkin spice bev of choice and start exploring!
This will be updated as new concerts are announced.
Jazz in the Garden is one of the most popular music concerts, but it's far from the only outdoor music event in DC this summer. From salsa to rock and everything in between, we've curated a bunch of outdoor music alternatives where you can get your groove on. And they're all FREE!
So grab your dancing shoes and dance the night away under the stars 💃🏾
Where to watch movies under the stars across the city
This article will be updated as additional screenings are announced.
As temperatures continue to warm up, alfresco movie screenings are starting to pop up in neighborhoods across DC. They're a favorite with locals and a great way to experience a different side of the District. We're not focused on politics all the time, you know!
Whether you're looking for date night options, recent blockbusters or family favorites, there's an outdoor film series at a drive-in or at a park that's sure to fit the bill. Even better, most screenings are free! So mark your calendar for these upcoming outdoor flicks, and get your popcorn, blankets, favorite snacks, and bug spray (trust us on this) ready before showtime!
Hot times in the city.
It's officially summer in DC and along with the humidity (ugh) comes plenty of indoor/outdoor activities to enjoy on these longer days of sunlight. This month brings day-long cultural festivals, Fourth of July celebrations, and the return of summer favorites after a two-year absence, including National Building Museum's always epic summer activation, Kenilworth's lotus and water lily festival, Capital Fringe, the Office Experience and so much more!
We've got details on all this and more in our Wanderlist of awesome things to do this month!
June is our favorite month, and not just because it's our birthday (though that doesn't hurt!).
Summer in DC kicks off with sun-filled days and endless things to do. From making a splash at the waterfronts, free festivals, outdoor concerts and movies, a cultural scene that can't be beat, and gallery exhibits galore, DC is full of amazing and unexpected fun. What to look forward to: Sunset military parades, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, pride celebrations, an immersive King Tut exhibit, the Black Food Festival, a sunrise dance party, and that's just for starters!
This month is going to be epic!
Who says cherry blossoms get to steal the spring flower spotlight? There are plenty of stunning floral displays that will be blooming in D.C. this upcoming season! While the cherry blossoms grab all the attention, there's an abundance of spring flowers that often get overlooked—most of which can be found in grand displays across our very own city!
Hopefully, after getting your fill of the cherry blossoms, you’ll be inspired to learn more about the other plant life blooming around our nation’s capital. Daffodils, tulips, redbuds, and more are just waiting to be discovered.
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it