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.
The Tidal Basin is arguably the most well-known spot in DC to see cherry blossom, but I'll let you in on a secret: The famous blooms can actually be found all around the city. Yep, it's a fact. The Tidal Basin just has better PR.
If crowds aren't your thing or you're just over the Tidal Basin hype, we've scouted 14 alternative,-- but still amazing spots! -- where you can see these natural beauties in all their pink and white glory minus the Disneyland level crowds.
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!
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.
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.
Be one with nature
Sweater weather is approaching, and with it gorgeous fall foliage that lures you into wanting to spend more time outside before we hibernate for the winter. Before coronavirus made social distancing a priority, local hiking trails were already go-to spots for respite from city crowds. Luckily, we have some suggestions where you can have the best of both worlds: great views and solitude. Here are seven options in DC.
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.
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!
Running out of things to do with your kids?
Before you pull your hair out in frustration, we've got some cool suggestions for fun activities (indoors and outdoors) across the DMV as the summer heats up!
If you're tired of watching Netflix and Hulu from your couch and are looking for a change of scenery, you're in luck!
Summertime and movies go hand-in-hand , but with indoor theatres remaining closed, drive-ins and outdoor movies are the perfect way to catch classic flicks and films like you've never seen them before. Drive-ins are having a bit of a renaissance these days as people rediscover them thanks to social distance precautions. Besides, there's nothing like watching classic movies under the stars!
So grab a blanket or gas up the car and check out our list of places to experience this classic American pasttime throughout the DMV.
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it