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Memorial Day in Washington: What to Eat and Do

We’ve got lots of ways to celebrate Memorial Day: burgers on the grill, hikes in the park, and paddling down some rapids.

Memorial Day weekend is all about celebrating the start of summer, which means getting outside. Whether your plans call for standing over a grill or walking through the woods, we've got you covered. We've even got ways to find the right bathing suit and how to keep your skin safe while basking in the sun. And don't forget: Come Tuesday, you can officially break out those white pants.

If the schedule calls for a meal in the backyard, here's some eating and drinking help:

Video: How to Grill With BLT Steak's Victor Albisu

How to Build a Better Burger 

The Perfect Cheeses for Grilled Burgers 

Taste Test: Hot Dogs

Estadio's Spice-Grilled Chicken

Jaleo's White Gazpacho

Poste's Green Gazpacho With Grilled Shrimp

Brews for Summer Food

If it's a refreshing swimming hole and a green forest you're after, here's what you need: 

Seven Fun Activities to Do Outdoors

Best Swimming Holes

Best Running Trails in Washington 

Protecting Your Eyes From Sun Damage

Springtime Skin Care

Picking the Right Swimwear

Finally, for all sorts of fun activities, check out our Weekend Where & When guide.

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