Fall is officially here, but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of ways to get some outside time in. If you wanna go for a historic hike followed by wine, experience art into the early hours of the morning, eat outside, or just do some yoga in the park, we’ve got you covered.
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Forgo a traditional happy hour experience and instead head to Farragut Square Park at 5:30 p.m. with your yoga mat for some free zen times.
Make the trek on up to Annapolis Arts District for the final Dinner Under the Stars event of the year, because winter is coming, if you hadn’t heard. There will be food, drinks, music, art and escape rooms (!!) because what is al fresco dining without later being locked in a whimsical room for an hour or so? As an added bonus, this final Dinner Under the Stars serves as the kick off for Annapolis Fringe Festival, so if you like what you see, come back on your day off.
From 3 to 7 p.m. you can pick up some fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods, cheeses and bath products in Riverdale Park in Maryland. It’s a one stop outdoor popup shop, really.
Download the playlist from With Love DC’s Spotify or Dropbox, head to Anthology on H Street, and at exactly midnight throw on your headphone, press play and dance your way up H Street, all in the name of Art All Night. Even if you’re not into dancing it’d probably be worth heading over to watch everyone silently bop their way up the street in unison.
Art All Night runs from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday night in a variety of neighborhoods across the district. There will be art and performances both indoors and outdoors. Before the official event starts, head up to Shaw for a pre-party with aerialists, jugglers, gymnasts, music, and, of course, art. This year’s theme is Made in DC which means all of the art is super, super local, except for the extra special international artists who were specifically invited, so you know they’re gonna be good.
Head on down to Northern Virginia with the REI crew and take a leisurely hike through Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, which includes Bull Run (history!) before ending the evening at Paradise Springs Winery for a tasting. Of course there’s more wine if you want to stick around, and why wouldn’t you want to stick around?
Go forth into nature!