Oh, springtime! It’s the time of rebirth, the time of deep cleaning your apartment. It’s the time for recommitting to your diet and renewing your gym membership.
New year, new you. You know how it works.
A few weeks ago I gave you 5 spring activities in Washington, DC. And today I am doing that again. I’m giving you 5 more activities to do in DC!
1. Tidal Basin Stroll
Now, in my previous list of spring activities in DC I included the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Similar to that is simply strolling through the Tidal Basin.
The Tidal Basin is the best place to gaze upon the cherry blossoms during peak bloom. And it’s entirely free. (You can’t really monetize a pathway . . . yet.)
The Basin is one of the city’s most scenic areas and the perfect place for both a picnic and an ethereal photo-op with the sunrise.
This is also a great date idea! 😉
2. Recreation Pier
Everyone in DC knows about the Wharf. The Wharf’s Recreation Pier is a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike. I know this because at points in my life I have been both of these.
The Recreation Pier offers an amazing place to catch some rays or get your study on in the many outdoor desks. I’ve not done this personally because I’m so scared of dropping my laptop (my beautiful son) in the water, but it’s fine.
There are also some cool swing sets that look like the St. Louis arch that you and your beloved/platonic can swing on. I highly recommend this—unless you suffer from acute to sever motion sickness. In that case I do not recommend at all in the slightest.
No matter what you do at the pier, you get the incredible view of the Washington Channel. And nothing is as lovely as that!
3. White House Garden Tour
Each and every spring, when the garden is at full flourish, the White House welcomes visitors into its gardens so that we common folk can gaze upon the everlasting beauty of its flowers and such. (Wow, that was a long sentence.)
Did I mention the tour is free? Yeah, it’s free!
The tour includes all the hits, like the Rose Garden and the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden. I would highly recommend looking into this.
Who doesn’t love a good garden tour?
4. Jitney to Hains Port
The Wharf (you know the one) has this cool little thing called a water jitney. It’s basically a mini ferry.
The jitney embarks from the Wharf and carries passengers over to the glorious Hains Point in East Potomac Park.
While in the park, be sure to check out (wait for it) some more cherry blossom trees along the water’s edge. Cherry blossoms have a sense of regality that just never ceases to shock and awe me. I can’t be the only one, right? Right?!
There’s also a golf course for you fancy folk. (I can’t golf, and I’m bitter about it.)
Check it out!
5. Passport DC
Passport DC is an experience exclusive to Washington, DC. I’m not sure there are any other places on earth that offer this kind of experience. Passport DC allows you to enter foreign embassies for free.
You heard right. Free!
The Around the World Embassy Tour (May 5) includes nations like South Africa, Japan, Brazil, Chile, and Turkey. The European Union Open House is May 12 and features Germany, Spain (my love), France, and Denmark—plus others.
Each day exposes you to more cultures and experiences. And appreciating culture is super, super important. It helps you become a better person.
It’s true, man. I promise.
Spring can be a stressful time, I know. My responsibilities always feel somehow heavier in the springtime. I don’t know why—not one bit.
I’m sure your life is no different.
But I hope you take some time out of your busy schedule and unwind with some of these activities I provided. I’m sure you will love them!
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