Summer Guide 2011

Whether you're a bright-eyed intern looking for fun with your new friends or a long-standing local hoping to shake up your yearly routine, our summer guide is full of tips, tricks, and travel ideas guaranteed to make this the best hot-weather season yet.

What to Do With the Kids

Get your little ones off the couch with baseball, outdoor hikes, and museum visits.

Fun For
Adventure-Lovers

Take a trapeze lesson, climb a rock, or go deep underground

Out on the Water

Sail on the Chesapeake, float down the river, or cool off in a secret swimming hole

Young and Hip Compendium

Hang with DC's cool kids at Fringe Fest, Smith Commons, and Capitol Skyline

Museums and Shows for Art & Theater Lovers

Free Corcoran, free Shakespeare, smooth jazz

6 Beach Getaways

Where to eat, places to shop, and special adventures in Rehoboth, Assateague, Bethany, and more

Outdoor Movie Festivals

Take a break from Netflix and catch a film under the stars

Where to Drink Outdoors

Our favorite patios and roofdecks in Washington

Build a Better Burger

Lobster, headcheese, and fava beans—10 chefs create recipes that go way beyond basic ground chuck