5 Ways to Get Outside in D.C. This Summer

  • Jill Schwartz
  • 06/20/19

Make the Most out of this Summer Season by Spending Time Outdoors

As the weather continues to get warmer, it’s clear that summer is here to stay. This beautiful season offers a welcome reprieve from the winter cold and spring rain as well as a new opportunity to enjoy the beauty of D.C.’s wonderful outdoors.

Kiss cabin fever goodbye and get outside! D.C. locals are lucky to have so many amazing places to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and fun. Here are five simple ways to maximize your outdoor time and soak in all the sweetness of summer.
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Visit the National Zoo

No matter how old you are, D.C. locals are sure to cherish a trip to the Smithsonian National Zoo. Spending an afternoon observing and interacting with animals from all around the world is not only fun but educational, too. Plus, it means tons of outdoor time. You’ll meet the famous giant pandas, wallabies, sloths, and even Andean bears. This exotic excursion is a national treasure, so take full advantage!

Start a Gardening Project

Looking to spruce up your curb appeal or backyard? Consider starting a new gardening project. Gardening is a satisfying way to get outside while remaining close to home. Not only will you enjoy yourself, but your gorgeous new landscaping design will add a fresh sparkle to your home. This is perfect to do with children, friends, or on your own for some solo relaxation time. Grab your gear and get your hands dirty.
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Find a Local Farmers Market

Just because you need to go grocery shopping doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice precious outdoors time. D.C. is home to a rich culture of farmers markets, all of which actively provide the community with fresh regional goods. 

Grab your friends and family and get shopping. Browse through produce and explore all the rare artisanal treasures. Many markets have live music and entertainment as well, so make a whole day of it.
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Rent a Boat in Georgetown

Spend a day out on the Potomac. Georgetown’s Thompson Boat Center is a wonderful place where locals and visitors can easily rent a boat for the afternoon and cruise along the waterways. They also rent out bikes, which is perfect if you’re in the mood for exploring the bustling streets of D.C. Both options provide lots of time outside.

Walk in the Woods

Sometimes, the simplest things are truly the best. The next time you’re itching for a natural escape, consider taking a walk through the forest. D.C. is full of natural outdoor spaces with trails for hiking, biking, and more. Getting immersed in gorgeous scenery is the best way to experience the fullness of summer. 

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