Spring is almost here and I can’t wait. On the agenda? Picnics, visits to Georgetown and more.
When you live so close to Washington, DC there is always a wealth of activities to choose from year-round. With the help of my family, I have narrowed down our top five favorite family activities for Spring in Washington, DC.
1. Take a walk along the Tidal Basin-Pack up your picnic basket and head to the Tidal Basin for picturesque views of the monuments and Potomac. During peak bloom of the Cherry Blossoms get here at sunrise to get a great photo opportunity.
2. Enjoy Passport DC
Step inside a foreign embassy for free two Saturdays in May. The European Open House (May 12th) features Denmark, Germany, Spain, and France, etc. The Around the World Embassy Tour (May 5th) embassies such as Chile, Brazil, Turkey, Japan and many others will be open. On the 5th and the 12th, the embassies will offer performances, art, food and more. To learn more visit this link.
3. See Waitress at The National Theatre
Waitress, created by Sarah Bareilles was inspired by the 2007 film of the same name. Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams that baking could be her way out of her small town. See the show that Marie Clare called, “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” Waitress is playing at The National Theatre from May 15th to June 3rd.
4. Explore Georgetown
–Georgetown Cupcake gained notoriety with their TLC Show, DC Cupcakes. We are huge fans of the Lavender Earl Grey Teacake, Hummingbird, Peanut Butter Fudge and Key Lime Cheesecake flavors. Honestly though…they are ALL delicious. Make sure to order ahead because the line can get quite long at times.
-Have a picnic down by the waterfront
–Ladurée features French pastries and macarons.
–Pizzeria Paradiso features an extensive beer list and delectable pizzas the whole family will enjoy.
5. Go on your own historical tour of Georgetown
-3307 N. Street
Make sure to stop by John and Jacqueline Kennedy’s Federal-style rowhouse that they lived in from 1957-1961. JFK held press conferences here on the front stoop in his bid for President. If you flip through books on the Kennedy’s you’ll see this home in many photos of the couple. I managed to snap a few photos of myself on the steps but be respectful as the home is privately owned.
-3017 N. Street
This home is the last home in Georgetown where Mrs. Kennedy lived before moving to NYC (due to security issues).
-The Old Stone House
This is the oldest standing building in Washington, DC. Built in 1765, it is an example of vernacular architecture.
The oldest jazz supper club in America has hosted every major jazz artist from Count Basie to Ella Fitzgerald.
The stone steps at the corner of Prospect St NW and 36th St NW leading down to M Street NW were used in the film, the Exorcist. In 2015 the steps were recognized as a D.C. landmark and official tourist attraction by Mayor of the District of Columbia with a plaque unveiled at the base of the steps recognizing its importance to Washington, DC and film history.
I hope our list gives you some fun ideas of what to do with your family in Washington, DC this Spring!
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