Summer is upon us, which means that it’s time to start booking your getaways. For those of you heading to Washington, DC in the coming months, there’s a lot to look forward to, but you should keep rising temperatures in mind. Here are our tricks for beating the DC summer heat.
You can enjoy the warm weather without getting worked by the sun right here at the St. Gregory Hotel. Our onsite restaurant Tredici Enoteca serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and refreshing summer cocktails everyday. Sit out on the shaded patio and have a cool drink before heading off to explore the city.
In addition to our restaurant, Washington, DC offers pedestrians many unique and memorable places to grab some shade on a hot summer day. There are tons of nice parks and trees, including the cherry blossoms lining the Tidal Basin, where you can cozy up with a picnic or a good book.
After finding a nice shady spot on the National Mall to rest for a minute, you can beat the DC summer heat by going into the many, many museums available there. Free-to-enter institutions like those run by the Smithsonian offer endless amounts of education and culture, as well as excellent air conditioning for you and the family.
One of the best ways to beat the heat on a summer day is to treat yourself to a nice cold ice cream. One of our favorite local spots to try unique frozen flavors is Larry’s Ice Cream and Cupcakes here in Dupont Circle. For a trendy new take on this beloved dessert, check out the nearby IcyCode Ice Cream Rolls.
When staying in Washington, DC, you want to make sure that you’re going to stay in a suitable hotel room that can keep you comfortable regardless of the weather. Each of our 156 sophisticated guest rooms provide all of the air conditioning needs you’ll have, as well as other staples like top-of-the-line room service, and luxurious amenities and views.