It's been quite the week of looking up; Saturday, there was a double rainbow, Tuesday, a full moon AND one of the most intense storms that DC has ever seen. Weather reports had hail as big as golf balls and rain falling at rates of 5+ inches/hour! This weekend the weather should be rain-free, but expect plenty of heat as you plan your adventures. Drink lots of water, wear sunscreen, and howl at the night sky.
Keep your eyes up while walking down M St. in Georgetown and you'll find a gateway to escape the barrage of stores. The Old Stone House Garden transports guests to a grassy nook, surrounded by gardens and benches. Need a break? Find your way to DC's oldest house.
Venture out to the 40+ acres across 8 fields for a fantastic sight of sunflowers in peak bloom! Peak bloom is when 70% or more sunflower blossoms are open. Visitors are advised to avoid arriving at mid-day as the sunflowers will typically be facing down - morning and evening are the best times to see the sunny yellow side of the flowers. These fields are located just outside the city and are accessible via the C&O bike path or via car. Bring bug spray!
No gear, no problem! Come out and try your hand at fishing in downtown DC! Join Anacostia Riverkeeper at Diamond Teague park (next to the Nationals stadium) for catch and release fishing. This is a free event with poles, bait, and instruction provided.
It was 47 years ago this month that Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. Come to the Nature Center to make your own astronomy-themed craft as we honor this accomplishment. Fun facts: July's full moon is nicknamed as the Full Thunder Moon. In Chinese culture, it's also referred to as the Hungry Ghost Moon.