Tag Archives: DC outdoors

Take a Hike at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve

We love Great Falls Park, but we also know from experience that on a nice weekend day, chances are it’s going to be pretty crowded. So, we often seek out alternatives in that area if we want a similar hiking … Continue reading

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Caching in Around DC

I love a good scavenger hunt. That thrill of successfully navigating the unknown, solving a puzzle, or locating hidden “treasure,” is so satisfying and often super fun. So, it’s kind of surprising that until a few weeks ago we had … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: June 16-20

Monday – Visit the National Arboretum on one of the two weekdays it’s open to the public (it’s closed Tuesday – Thursday). See the lovely Asian collection, visit the Washington Youth Garden and play in the natural playground, romp at … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: June 9-13

Along with these suggestions for weekday activities, keep The Great Indoors list handy in case rainy weather hampers any outdoor plans. Monday – Hit the playground at Wheaton Regional Park. Two levels of slides, climbing nets, monkey bars, swings, and … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: June 2-6

Monday – Hike among the woods and wetlands of Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria. Turtles, frogs, and birds are among the wildlife you could see. Stop by the nature center for even more exhibits and animal encounters. The park is … Continue reading

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