11 things to do in DC this spring

Spring is finally here! Fresh flowers, open windows, and outdoor patios are upon us. With a new season and warmer temperatures, we’ve compiled a list of things we want to make sure we do before summer rolls around. 

Here are 11 things to do in DC this spring:

  1. CHERRY BLOSSOMS! This is a yearly must, and will be no different this time around. They are currently at their peak – get thee to the Tidal Basin!Strongbow-15
  2. It’s been years (read: decades) since Alix went to Mount Vernon. We’ll be fixing that soon enough with a tour of the grounds. Want to visit as well? Check out their website for times/ticket info.
  3. Washington City Paper’s Best of DC is one of our favorite April events, and we’ll happily be heading that way again on the 6th of next month. If you haven’t been in the past, 2016 should be your year. Snag tickets here and join us!bestofDC-1
  4. There are numerous restaurants we want to visit over the next couple of months. Our spring list includes The Red Hen, Fiola Mare, Convivial, and 2 Amys. There are several more, but the hope is to cross these off before others. Ideas or restaurant suggestions? Let us know….
  5. Lately, brunch has been taking place in our own personal kitchen. Alix has declared she wants to head back to Mango Tree DC and Cafe Divan, and we’ll be getting our first bites of Earl’s in Tysons and Sea Pearl in Merrifield in the coming weeks.
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Mango Tree
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Cafe Divan

6. Just like there are restaurants we want to visit, here’s the list of bars we want to pull up a stool:  PX, Gibson, Sotto, and the rooftop bar at Jack Rose Dining Saloon.


7. How many people are counting down the days until baseball season? **Scott slowly raises his hand** Though we are a house divided with our favorite teams, we can agree to root for the Nationals.



8. The National Mall will forever be one of our favorite places to visit after the sun sets. During the winter months this activity can be challenging, but as spring rolls on the temperatures make evening walks far more bearable.

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9. While several farmer’s markets are year round affairs, we reserve most of our visits for warmer weather. Our favorites are in Eastern Market and Old Town Alexandria.

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10. One of our favorite ways to spend a beautiful day is on the Potomac – rent a kayak or paddle around the Jefferson and you’ll get a great view while also getting a workout.

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11. Festivals, Festivals, and more Festivals! From the Cherry Blossom Festival to Virginia Wine Festivals to different Cultural festivals the area is full of events that will always find a place on our calendar.

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Are there any events or things you plan to do this spring?

Enjoy the beautiful weather!

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    1. I see 2Amys on your list…if you haven’t been to Pupatella in Ballston – it’s a must. Some of the best Neapolitan pizza in the area and one of my favorite restaurants in this area!

      1. Thanks so much for the recommendations! We actually are working on a post about pizza – definitely will give it a shot!!

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