How To Spend A Spring Day in Washington, DC

Spring in DC is the perfect time to explore the city. Check out our recommendations for what you need to eat, drink, and do in order to take advantage of the season.

See The Cherry Blossoms

Make sure you pay a visit to the National Mall to see the city’s famous cherry blossoms in person this spring! The gorgeous pink flowers will be in bloom from March onwards. We recommend checking out the National Cherry Blossom Festival for some floral-themed activities or making your way down to the Tidal Basin yourself.

Hang Out The Patio

Enjoy one of DC’s favorite pastimes, happy hour out on a sunny patio. You can soak up the rays at any number of the city’s bars and restaurants, including French wine bar La Jambe in Shaw and eclectic global street food dining spot Compass Rose on 14th Street.

La Jambe
1550 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Compass Rose
1346 T St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Explore A New Neighborhood

Dupont Circle is the perfect place to stay, but make sure to spend some time getting to see Washington DC’s diverse array of neighborhoods, ranging from quaint Georgetown to hipster Shaw. Take advantage of the warm weather and schedule some time to spend on the waterfront.

Enjoy A Bowl Of Ice Cream

There’s nothing as satisfying as a cold, sweet treat on a warm spring day, so make sure to grab a cone during your trip to DC. Our favorite scoop shops include gelateria Dolcezza, which focuses on seasonal flavors and fro-yo emporium Spoon in Adams Morgan.

1704 Connecticut Ave NW
(202) 299-9116

2473 18th St NW #1
(202) 234-0330

Dine On Seasonal Food

One of the best parts about the spring season is all the fresh produce available after the long winter. You’ll be able to get your fix at restaurants like H Street’s Sally’s Middle Name, which serves dishes made by local farms and purveyors.

1320 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 750-6529