Staycation guide: top ten things to do over the summer in D.C.

Izzy May, Opinion Editor

If you’re in town over summer break, I would suggest checking out the following spots! These are my personal favorites.

  1. Scootering in D.C.! This is a super fun way to explore D.C. Renting scooters is not expensive and very accessible, as they’re located all around Georgetown and the waterfront.
  2. Gravelly Point Park. This is a park located right by the BWI airport, and is a great spot to watch planes take off and admire the D.C. skyline scenery.
  3. Bethesda Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is open every Sunday morning from 10am to 1:30pm. You can sample fruits and treats while enjoying live music.
  4. Visit a Sunflower Field. There are several sunflower fields open in the summer in DMV area. I have been to McKee Beshers Wildlife Refuge located in Poolesville, MD.
  5. Wolf Trap National Park. This is a concert venue that has concerts going on almost every night of the summer for pretty cheap prices. It’s a nice place to sit outdoors, have a picnic, and enjoy live entertainment.
  6. Shenandoah National Park. This park is located in Virginia and has a multitude of great hiking trails and beautiful views.
  7. South Block. Don’t be afraid to go basic with this one; South Block has the best acai bowls and other tasty snacks in D.C.
  8. The Hirshhorn Museum. I’m not typically a fan of art museums, but I have to say I have never been disappointed with a trip to the Hirshhorn. It’s modern art pieces are interactive and intriguing, the museum is located in D.C.
  9. Glen Echo Park. This has been a long time childhood favorite. Glen Echo park often hosts festivals and live bands, not to mention the carousel and art galleries.
  10. The Billy Goat Trail. A great way to get out in the sunshine and be by the water is to hike the Billy Goat Trail, which stretches along the C&O Canal and Potomac River.

If you’re bored at home and have the time, I definitely recommend checking out some of these spots. They are all entertaining, easily accessible and comparably cheap. So, if you’re looking for a fun way to spend a summer day, go explore one of these areas, and I guarantee you will have a great time!