Take a Break: Treats to Cool Off With at Washington Attractions

Need a pick-me-up while seeing the sights? Here are terrific ways to cool off at local attractions.

Eastern Market

The mint-flecked mojito sorbet at Pitango Gelato (660 Pennsylvania Ave., SE) is refreshing—and rum-free.

National Gallery Of Art

Pistachio and chocolate gelati are a perfect pairing at the East Wing’s Espresso & Gelato Bar (Fourth St. and Constitution Ave., NW).

Nationals Park

Chocolate meets vanilla in the rich, black-and-white frozen-custard shake at Shake Shack (1500 S. Capitol St., SE).

National Zoo

A few blocks away is Sugar Magnolia (3417 Connecticut Ave., NW), where you’ll find a delicious coffee-ice-cream/macaroon sandwich.

National Harbor

A gooey hot-fudge sundae is the way to go at Ben & Jerry’s (138 National Plaza, Oxon Hill).

Photographs of Kristopher Shenton by Scott Suchman.

This article appears in the August 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.