It's true we found the elusive Mewtwo on the National Mall! No, we didn't, but it is true that groups of several hundred people have been roaming the Mall in search of rare Pokémon. Tourists + Pokémon Go zombies = stay away from the Mall for a few days. That should be easy considering how beautiful it's been, with the highest temps reaching the mid 80s. Strap on your sandals and get ready for some fun in the sun.
Out of sight out of mind. Meaning, if you don't see it, you might not think it exists AND when you're there, you forget you're in a city. The Glover-Archbold Park is a paradise for trail runners, bird watchers, hikers, every day explorers, dog walkers, and more. Access isn't exactly easy, but we've found street parking available on 37th st., biking/walking, or using public transit are your best bets for this Georgetown neighborhood hideaway.
Playground rock climbing walls are on the rise and you can now find quite a few around DC. Stead Park features one of the biggest. They also have a basketball court, a baseball field, two playgrounds, and a splash pad area good for anyone that needs to cool down. Stead Park has got you covered.
Tai Chi or "supreme ultimate" is an internal Chinese martial art and Chinatown Park's Start FRESH! program is offering free classes. Their aim is to encourage District residents to pursue more active and healthier lifestyle. Come learn about Tai Chi, Yin, Yang, and more.
Basil Bonanza is a unique DC summer festival, celebrating the summer’s finest flavors with sweet sweet basil! It's a potluck style celebration with categories ranging from Fire Cryer, Boom Suga Basil to Basil Bomb. It’s also a great occasion to visit the Marion Street Intergenerational Garden, a community learning space that promotes holistic, accessible green spaces for people of all ages to engage with the environment.
Water activities, No prior experience with stand up paddle boarding or yoga necessary. All equipment is provided by the new Trust for the George Washington Memorial Parkway's fitness program and to support the National Park Service's Healthy Parks-Healthy People initiative nationwide.
Live music, craft beer, and food trucks sound oh-so-normal these days, but puppies make the best out of Woofstock. Come and prepare to be surrounded by hundreds of dogs. There will be chances to find a dog to adopt, have your own pup photographed, or find "gourmet" dog food options.