Category Archives: Summer

Ren Fest is Returning with Merriment for All!

Ren Fest is the best! I could go on about how the Maryland Renaissance Festival is my very favorite annual event in the area, but I’ve done that so many times before (see here, here, here, here, here, and here) … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: August 22-26

Monday – Savor the nice day at the National Arboretum. Explore the plant collections, go for nature walks through the woods, visit the Washington Youth Garden, and see the old Capitol columns. So many ways to enjoy one of the … Continue reading

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The Weekend Round-Up: August 19-21

And just like that summer break is coming to an end — for most of us in DC, anyway. But what an outstanding summer it’s been (besides the ridiculous heat). Ours included some great new experiences, a first sleep away … Continue reading

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Camping and Hiking and Bears (Oh, My!) in Shenandoah National Park

There are plenty of great destinations for camping with kids within an easy drive from DC, and one of the best is Shenandoah National Park. At nearly 200,000 acres, you really feel immersed in its glorious nature. There are woods … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: August 15-19

Monday – Stay cool in the sprays and wading pool at Yards Park. The lovely recreational space in the Navy Yard is a perfect place to spend a summer day. Hang out in the grassy areas, stroll the boardwalk, take … Continue reading

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