We’re in the waning days of August, which means Halloween candy and pumpkin-flavored beer are already hitting store shelves. But we aren’t willing to let go of the sunshine and warm weather yet. Here’s how to make the most of the dog days of DC summer.
Hit the water:
Cool down with a frozen cocktail:
Check out our list of favorite frozen cocktails. Stick with the classic piña colada, or branch out with a frozen Irish coffee or orange crush.
Frolic in the sunflowers:
The area surrounding DC is home to many beautiful sunflower fields. Take a day trip to pick the blossoms, or take advantage of the perfect Instagram photo-op.
Feast on international barbecue:
Nothing hits the spot like some juicy barbecue on a hot August day. Instead of pulling out your own grill, hit up the District’s international barbecue scene.
Check out some art:
Cheer on DC-area athletes in the Paralympic Games:
Tune in and watch these athletes compete in sports like track and field, swimming and wheelchair basketball. The games run from August 24th to September 5th.
Go big at bottomless brunch:
There’s no shame in enjoying as many mimosas and Bloody Marys as you want at one of our recommended DC bottomless brunch spots.