D.C. August 11, 2017
12 Unforgettable Things You Must Add To Your Washington DC Summer Bucket List
Summer might be winding down but we still have a few more weeks of warm weather and long days ahead of us. If you have finished your vacations for the year and are looking for some local adventures to enjoy, we have the list for you. Here are 13 things you need to add to your DC bucket list!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Enjoy a meal at a tropical themed restaurant.
Archipelago is a tropical themed tiki paradise! They serve delicious food, drinks served in pineapples in a bright and colorful setting! Stop into Archipelago at 1201 U St NW.
2. Enjoy a mouthwatering ice cream sandwich.
Ice cream is a favorite summer treat but have you ever tried an ice cream sandwich? Bakeries and ice cream shops all over DC have started serving them and no summer would be complete without one!
3. See a game at Nats Park and stop off at the Bullpen before!
Is there anything better than a baseball game in the summer? We don’t think so except for maybe listening to live music at the Bullpen before the game!
4. Spend the day shopping at Union Market.
Union Market is a gorgeous market where you can get anything your taste buds crave! They are home to 40 vendors serving delicious food of every different variety.
5. Take a spin on the Capital Wheel at National Harbor.
National Harbor is a perfect place to spend a warm summer afternoon. You can shop, dine in the restaurants, explore the Awakening statue and, of course, get amazing views from the Capital Wheel.
6. Watch a movie under the stars.
DC has plenty of free movies under the stars all summer long! Grab a blanket, some food and your best friends and enjoy an evening watching a movie on the big screen at one of the many parks the area.
7. Play putt putt at East Potomac Golf Course.
East Potomac Park is DC’s hidden park that is right in the middle of it all. Play a round of fun putt putt before exploring what the rest of the park has to offer.
8. Dine at Truckeroo
Truckeroo is the best food truck festival in DC! It takes place at the Bullpen and food trucks from all over the DMV area for every few Fridays.
9. See a concert at Millennium Stage
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center offers free concerts every evening at 6::00pm. They offer a broad selection of performances from national and international performing companies.
10. Listen to jazz in the garden.
Every Friday, there is a free jazz concert at the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art. You can enjoy great music while sitting in one of the most unique gardens in DC.
11. Have a crab feast
Don’t let summer pass you by without a delicious crab feast! DC is lucky to have some of the most fresh seafood from the Chesapeake. Throw in some Old Bay seasoning and you can’t go wrong!
12. Visit the sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area
The Mckee-Bashers Wildlife Management area is a 2,000 acre piece of land that is a mixture of forests and fields in Southern Maryland. The sunflowers peak in the summer and it’s a beautiful sight that you need to see.
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