Celebrating Summer in DC

Fourth_of_July_fireworks_behind_the_Washington_Monument,_1986Summer is in full swing and the kids are getting restless.  There are only so many days they can spend at home before they start wanting to go somewhere and do something.  School is still several weeks away, so it’s time for some new late-summer fun ideas!

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.

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.

If your family loves music events, there are many different free concerts held in the summer in the DC area.  The Military Bands put on different events almost every night.  You’ll find live music in Farragut Square Park, the Navy Memorial Plaza, and at the Capitol Riverfront.

Many different DC museums offer summer programs.  Some are aimed at teaching kids, while others are for adults.  All of them combine fun with learning so you can say you didn’t waste the entire summer!

Also check out the various movies on the lawn activities.  There are a number of outdoor movies shown throughout the summer months.

While getting out and enjoying some of the area parks, water parks, museums, and other events can be a lot of fun, you can always stay home and avoid the heat.  Put together a calendar of a mixture of events to keep you and your family entertained during the last days of summer.

Don’t forget to bring the summer colors inside!  Order one of our gorgeous summer bouquets in Washington, D.C.

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