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.