Summer is coming, which means that prospective travelers need to get their itineraries set up. Luckily, the warm seasons are some of the best ones to spend in Washington, DC, with plenty of outdoor landmarks, activities, and hangouts to find. Here are some of our suggestions on how to enjoy summer in DC.
One of DC’s greatest greatest attractions is The National Mall, where a row of monuments and memorials epitomizes the iconic political history of this city. When it’s summertime, and the sun is out, take advantage of the weather by taking to the mall for a day of walking or bike riding. You can find shade at The Lincoln Memorial, free air-conditioning at the National Air & Space Museum, and a hot dog on just about any corner.
One of Washington, DC’s favorite summer spectacles are the perpetually-contending Washington Nationals baseball team. Nationals Park is a gorgeous, open-air venue that offers an exciting place for locals to spend a sunny summer afternoon, or warm evening. All-stars like Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg lead a stellar cast of performers that provide exciting games night after night.
The Potomac River is a staple of Washington, DC and enjoyable in many ways. For a nice walk along the shore, with an excellent selection of restaurants, check out the Georgetown Waterfront. For those of you who enjoy going out on the water, you can find exciting daily cruises with the Potomac Riverboat Company.
When you go out for a night of fun and excitement in Washington, DC, the options are plentiful. To help narrow down the search during a summer visit, choose from a selection of acclaimed local establishments that offer outdoor hangouts. For some of our favorites, check out this post on The Best Beer Gardens and Rooftop Bars in Washington, DC.
Washington, DC is ripe with fun outdoor events throughout the summer. The annual Fourth of July fireworks show on the National Mall is one of the holiday’s best celebrations. There’s great music at Fringe Festival, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. And you can find excellent food at events like the National Capital Barbecue Battle.
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