5 Things I Love to Do in DC when the Weather Warms Up

Okay, so after the cold weather we've been getting the past week, I am REALLY hopeful that Spring is finally here. I have seriously been freezing lately which only gives me more incentive to write this post.

I used be crazy busy during the Spring because of my last job so this time of year was always bittersweet. Everyone would be out enjoying nice weather while I was stuck in the office. Now that I've switched jobs, I get to enjoy Spring a lot more! No doubt about it, Spring always brings some of my favorite activities in the District. Here are 5 of my favorite:


Truckeroo

Truckeroo is DC's famous food truck festival located in the Fairgrounds at the Navy Yard/Ballpark stop. It is held once a month and features some of the best food trucks in DC such as the BBQ Bus, Surfside, the Big Cheese, and Red Hook Lobster Pound. The family and pet friendly event also hosts live music, games such as corn hole, cold drinks, and more. I do recommend going on off hours though because this place gets crowded! 

The first Truckeroo of the season is actually THIS WEEKEND on Friday, April 15th so if you don't have plans already, you should check it out!

Image Courtesy of the Washington Post

Image Courtesy of the Washington Post


Nationals Games

I spent the majority of my college years and post-college years working at a bar a few blocks from Nationals Stadium so the Nationals are near and dear to my heart. I haven't been able to go to as many games as I would like since moving the Virginia, but going to a baseball game is still one of my favorite activities during the Spring and Summer. There's nothing better than a cold beer and a hot dog on a warm day.

It's true, Nationals games can get a bit pricey between tickets, food, and drinks. Here are some of my tips for keeping the costs down low:

  • Before you buy seats, search "Nationals Baseball Promo Codes" on google. You'll sure be able to find at least one promo code that will give you some percent off.
  • Buy tickets in the nosebleed seats and don't sit in them! You can get a better view in the Standing Room areas or at the Red Porch
  • Go on $1 Hot Dog Night (only applicable if you love hot dogs like me). 
  • Drink beforehand at one of the local bars. If you go during a weekday, you can catch some great happy hour specials.
Forever my favorite photo at Nationals Park. This was during July 4th. 

Forever my favorite photo at Nationals Park. This was during July 4th. 


Rooftop Hangouts

I guess I could say that rooftop bars are essential to DC living, but let's be honest, they are essential in all big cities! Even though rooftop bars can get pretty packed, there's nothing like having some fresh air with your drink. Some of the more swanky rooftop bars even provide gorgeous views of the DC monuments, something I feel like anyone can appreciate.

Here are the Rooftop Hangouts I normally frequent (some in VA too!):

Martinis at the DNV Rooftop Bar... Yes, there is a pool.

Martinis at the DNV Rooftop Bar... Yes, there is a pool.


Check out the "Dangerous Cliff Over the Potomac"

Yes, this is what is was called when I found it on Foursquare therefore this is what I will be calling it. If you head down K Street in Georgetown, you will eventually get to a shady looking staircase covered in graffitti on your right. You should find it just past the Kayak rental area. Head up to get a great view of the Potomac including Georgetown and Rosslyn, but don't get too close to the edge!

The View!

The View!

 
Pretty cool photo op area

Pretty cool photo op area

 

Eastern Market

I used to live about 3 blocks away from Eastern Market and it is one of those places I desperately wish I had within walking distance here in Arlington. Eastern Market is a great place to spend a few hours eating, snacking, and shopping. Whether I was just window shopping or picking up groceries from the farmers market, it was really a delight to browse all of the stalls.

One of my favorite places to stop is the frozen fruit smoothie stall

One of my favorite places to stop is the frozen fruit smoothie stall

 
Sometimes there's a ilttle bit of live music while your browse

Sometimes there's a ilttle bit of live music while your browse

 

Now I'm really wishing the weather was warmer! What are your favorite activities to do in the warm weather?