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!
The best ice cream in the area, minus the brain freeze
**This article has been updated**
During these dog days of summer (basically any day ending in -y in DC), there’s nothing like a sweet and delicious frozen treat to cool you down. With so many spots for summertime scoops, we've compiled a handy list of 10 local places to sample some of the best frozen confections in the city!
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!
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!
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.
Drive-in theatres might seem like dinosaurs, relics of the past. But there are actually about 300 of them left scattered across the country. The outdoor movie theatres are having a bit of a renaissance these days as people are rediscovering them thanks to social distance precautions. Whether going to drive-ins conjure fond childhood memories or you’re going for the first time, we've put together a few tips to make this classic summertime experience more enjoyable.
But before you pile into the car, keep in mind that every drive-in has its own rules and COVID guidelines. Some allow pets and others do not. Some require advance tickets to reduce personal contact and others do not. So be sure to review the specific rules for the drive-in you intend to visit before you go.
Prepare for the most unforgettable summer to date
Summertime and the living is easy. Things are slowly opening up in DC but with museums and other attractions still closed, we’ve been spending more and more time outside.
This season of easygoing, laid-back living is chock-full of fun things to do. In the fun-loving spirit of this favorite time of year, we came up with a can’t-miss checklist for an unforgettable summer in DC's great outdoors. PSA: Be safe out there! Remember to wear a mask and social distance.
HARD HAT TOUR: Play, Lounge & Catch Fireflies on the LAWN at The National Building Museum's Summer Block Party
Summertime, summertime, sum sum summertime! Each summer, the National Building Museum hosts the exciting Summer Block Party installations, an innovative and interactive experience that highlights incredible feats of design and engineering in the building's magnificent Great Hall.
Since 2014, we've played hide-and-seek inside a giant maze, relaxed at the Beach and last year we hung out and "swam" in the pool at the Fun House. This year, we'll be chilling and playing croquet on the Lawn, the museum's upcoming summer exhibit that's fun for all ages.
Check out behind-the-scene pictures from my hard hat tour in the final countdown to Opening Day on July 4th!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it