Springtime Getaway to Stunning Washington, D.C.

Jefferson Memorial during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Washington, DC shutterstock_174209159

Spring in Washington, D.C.- the time of cherry blossoms and pleasantly warm weather. Come visit the nation’s capital in arguably one of the most beautiful seasons and explore some of the monuments the city is more famous for.

By Grace Swanson

ROCK CREEK PARK

Escape the city and reconnect with nature in one of the oldest national parks in the country. Bring snacks for a picnic or walk through hundreds of trails. Breathe in the fresh scents from the towering trees while listening to the calming sound of the rushing creek. Leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

Cherry blossoms in peak bloom. Washington D.C. shutterstock_210740932

See the city in full bloom! A spring trip to DC wouldn’t be complete without visiting the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Walk along the Potomac and take in the breathtaking bunches of light pink and white blossoms. This is one of the most beautiful ways to catch views of some of the capitol’s most famous sites.

THE NATIONAL MALL

National Mall

Take a walk in the park! Spend some time at the United State’s most renowned (and also most visited) national park. This 300 acre park encompasses some of the most famous DC monuments and has been the site of many demonstrations, rallies, and celebrations.

Walk along the 2000 foot long Reflecting Pool and gaze up at the larger than life sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial.

View captivating fossils, animals, plants, rocks, and dinosaur bones at the National Museum of Natural History. The extensive collection boasts super cool pieces such as 45 carat diamonds, 66 million year old dinosaur skeletons, relics from Ancient Egypt, and much more.

Be sure to visit the Washington Monument, the world’s tallest obelisk and a DC must-see.

GLEN’S GARDEN MARKET

Enjoy delicious baked goods, crisp salads, and a decent selection of beer and wine. All items are locally-sourced, which the market defines as being located in states within their watershed (from Virginia to New York). Grab some unique, tasty snacks to go and head for a spring picnic in one of DC’s numerous parks (Meridian Hill Park and the National Arboretum are great spots).

&PIZZA

If you are in the mood for some pizza and up for trying something different, then &pizza is the place for you. This pizzeria makes a variety of oblong shaped pizzas made with ingredients that taste as fresh as a spring day.

DACHA BEER GARDEN

Take some time to stop and smell the flowers and enjoy a refreshing beer too. This outdoor tavern is welcome to everyone: kiddos, fam bams, friend groups, and even furry canine companions. Choose from a wide selection of beers and ales from the United States and around the world.

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