Hot Weather Fun in DC


It’s hot!  We’re right in the middle of the summer’s oppressive heat, and that means we don’t want to do much of anything outdoors.  However, just because it’s hot doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun.  Here are a few fun hot weather activities in the DC area.

Go swimming.  If the kids haven’t hit the local swimming pools, now’s the time.  There’s nothing like a dip in the cool water to beat the summer heat.  Even if you’ve gone to the pool a few times this summer, kids never grow old of splashing around.  Just take plenty of sunscreen, and make certain everyone stays hydrated (yes, even while swimming).

You probably don’t want to go out in the heat for a picnic lunch, but that’s OK—you don’t have to.  Have the kids plan a picnic on the living room floor.  Let them decide on the menu and the décor.  If you have any potted plants, for example, you can move them around to create your own “jungle.”  You can also take a sheet and create a tent to picnic in.  There are also a few cool days here and there, especially if some rainy weather comes in.

There are also a lot of free summer concerts in the DC area.  The Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps bands perform almost every week on different nights, so there are plenty of concerts for you to attention.  There are also musical performances at the National Mall, the Capitol, Farragut Square Park, and more.  Some are held at noon, while other performances are in the evening.

Another activity you can do with your family is to visit the local museums.  While you may have been to some of them before, most have new rotating exhibits.  Plus, as kids get older, they may learn new things from exhibits they’ve seen before or appreciate them in ways they haven’t before.  This is a good air-conditioned activity, too!

A lot of different places in the DC area also screen movies once a week during the summer.  One of the biggest screenings is the Screen on the Green at the National Mall.  Most of these screening events are free, and many either allow you to bring your own snacks or have a snack bar set up.

Even though it’s hot, there’s still a lot of fun to be had!  Of course, since you’ll be inside a lot, be sure to brighten up your home with some of our amazing summer bouquets delivered in Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.


Summer Events in the DC Metro

June is halfway done, and you may have exhausted some of the obvious summer activities for you and your family.  There are only so many times you can go to the zoo or the pool before your kids get bored with it.  If you need a few new ideas, here they are:

Go on a picnic.  Yes, it’s hot outside, but there are some cool days here and there, and there are plenty of parks and other areas that are perfect for lunch.  Don’t want to get out in the heat?  Have a picnic in your living room!  You can find some outdoor sounds by searching the internet, or spend lunch watching your favorite television show.

There are also a lot of free summer concerts in the DC area.  The Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps bands perform almost every week on different nights, so there are plenty of concerts for you to attention.  There are also musical performances at the National Mall, the Capitol, Farragut Square Park, and more.  Some are held at noon, while other performances are in the evening.

Another activity you can do with your family is to visit the local museums.  While you may have been to some of them before, most have new rotating exhibits.  Plus, as kids get older, they may learn new things from exhibits they’ve seen before or appreciate them in ways they haven’t before.

Likewise, there are always shows and plays being performed at the National Theatre and other theatres in the metro.  Take a break from your summer to enjoy a night out at the theater and one of these amazing performances.

Go out to the ballpark!  The Washington Nationals play a number of games through the summer.

A lot of different places in the metro also screen movies once a week during the summer.  One of the biggest screenings is the Screen on the Green at the National Mall.  Most of these screening events are free, and many either allow you to bring your own snacks or have a snack bar set up.

Bring some of the beautiful colors of summer into your home with some Summer Flowers in Washington, DC.


Easter Events in the DC Metro

Easter is this Sunday!  Are you looking for something fun to do?  Here are a few different events going on in our nation’s capital this Easter.

The 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll is a traditional event.  It will actually be held on Monday the 9th this year.  There are a lot of different activities associated with the egg roll, including indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family, a brunch, live entertainment, tennis, video games, and a concert by the Bay City Rollers.  Tickets are required.

The National Zoo is also hosting an egg roll/hunt on the 9th.  This event features live entertainment, a lot of different food, and arts and crafts.

Many churches in the DC area will be hosting Easter services on the morning of Easter.  Many also have Easter events planned after the services, including egg hunts and lunches.

A number of local restaurants also have Easter lunch, brunch, and dinner specials.  Check out the different dining options, but be sure to ask about reservations—some places may fill up quickly.

Butler’s Orchard will be hosting Bunnyland on the 6, 7, 9, and 15 of April.  There is an admission cost ($8.50 for children, $6.50 for adults), but kids get to visit the Easter bunny, hunt eggs, play on giant slides, and get up close and personal with animals in the petting zoo.

There’s also a Spring Easter Festival at Ticonderoga Farm.  This festival will be open until April 15, so there’s plenty of time to visit.  It includes many different activities, including a petting zoo, bird watching, swings, hayrides, a maze, face painting, egg hunts, and much more.

If your child wants to meet the Easter bunny, he will be appearing at many local malls and other department stores.  Most have an area set up with decorations and a professional photographer.

Don’t want to get out on Easter?  You can have your own Easter event at home.  Color eggs, have an egg hunt, or sit back and watch some movies related to Easter.  Many families also like celebrating Easter with family traditions, such as having family dinner.

Happy Easter from the MyFlorist family!

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